Our Bespoke Approach to Selling Companies Securing Maximum Value

  • Highly experienced team of mid-market (turnover £2m+) specialists with over 30 years’ experience of selling businesses
  • Significant cross-sector market knowledge
  • First-in-class research and discreet marketing with global reach delivering the right buyers

Call +44(0)20 7788 8250 or email av@avondale.co.uk for Free Confidential & Expert Advice

We are Business Sale Experts

With 30 years’ experience covering a variety of industry sectors and an international reach, we provide unbiased, professional advice and a business sale service that will attract the very best purchasers.

Our bespoke approach to selling companies has secured maximum value for hundreds of business owners and shareholders. We break our service down into six key stages as follows:

1. Viability

We cannot sell your business unless we understand your aspirations. Therefore, before we begin a sale project, we invest the time to find out what you are wanting to achieve so that we can be confident in meeting your goals. There are a number of exit options, and we will discuss with you those which we believe are best suited to your company.

2. Preparation

We believe that solid foundations lead to strength. To prepare your business for sale we employ our Value Builder methodology to highlight its key value drivers and create a marketing data room that will present the business in the very best possible way to attract global buyers and investors.

3. Research

There are a myriad of exciting potential acquirers for your business from private equity, family offices and HNW individuals to trade buyers. Our targeted research and multi-channel marketing approach will drive confidential interest.

4. Presentation

Your business is unique and once we have secured NDAs from interested parties, we will provide them with access to the project marketing data room and further highlight the key value drivers of your business through subsequent discussions. Access to Avondale’s confidential client portal means that you can track progress on a real-time basis.

5. Bids & Due Diligence

We will present your business on an ‘offers’ basis – thereby creating a competitive auction environment with multiple buyers and investors and securing the best structure and transaction for you. Once an offer is accepted, we will co-ordinate the due diligence process and anticipate the buyer’s negotiating position to ensure that we win the points that matter to you.

6. Completion & Beyond

Whilst the completion of the sale or investment is the ultimate goal – it is not the end of the journey for you, and this is why it is important to secure the terms and value that enable you to achieve your long-term goals for the next phase of your life.

Meet Our Senior Advisory Team


Kevin Uphill

Founder & Chairman

Tim Hardman

Managing Director

Sally Hardman

Senior M&A Advisor

Simon Baldwin

Senior M&A Advisor

Business Sale Guides

Our guides provide deep insight and practical advice across a variety of essential valuation and business sale topics. Each one has been carefully written and crafted to assist your understanding of M&A. Throughout each guide, we provide detailed information and concise answers to the leading questions asked by business owners and shareholders looking to sell their business.

In our Valuation Methods and Multiple Arbitrage guide we look at how you define value. Being able to maximise business value is something that is becoming more and more important in today’s shifting economic landscape.

Is buying cheap a sure way to create value and what should you look for over and above business financials? Moving further on, are forecasts more important than the past and what are the key valuation risks that you should be aware of?

Avondale Guide - Exit Strategies by Design

In this Exit Strategies by Design guide we examine the main types of exit, the types of buyers, and bring to the fore some of the timing considerations around an exit strategy to assist shareholders.

Planning exits positively is essential to ensure sustainability, succession and a successful transition. Understanding and aiming at a clear route to exit can also be more effective than hoping one of the methods will work or waking up one day with the thought ‘we’ve had enough’.

Discuss Selling Your Business in Complete Confidence

We identify and advise on the changes, small or large, that will make a difference to buyer motivation and value perception – two integral aspects of selling a business. Speak to an expert today.

Avondale handle your business sale with a personal, full project management service, allowing you to focus on your business. We combine significant resources and research with technical advice to deliver the right buyers and/or investors combined with an auction process, allowing us to sell your company for the best value.

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