Ocean Village

Lead Advisory Service

We offer specialist corporate finance advisory services in the following areas:


  • company/business sales
  • exit strategies
  • equity release

We specialise in disposals in the SME sector. From a controlled and managed sales mandate to a distressed sales mandate, we offer a variety of services in this area including planning for sale, preparation of a sales memorandum, identifying and approaching potential buyers, negotiating and completing the deal within the agreed timescale. Our primary aim is to create a competitive bidding environment and generate the best possible proposition for the vendor.

Finding a buyer for the business is never easy. To assist with this we have access to additional resources to research and identify buyers. We have access to some of the most advanced software in the UK, as well as a dedicated team of five researchers who will work on your behalf. This provides you with the ability to achieve a better price for your business by identifying potential purchasers you otherwise might not have found.

Finding a buyer is only half the story, with debt finance potentially proving a stumbling block for many deals in the economic slowdown. We have links to sources of equity investment that may make more deals possible.

Management Buy-Outs/Buy-Ins

  • MBOs
  • MBIs
  • BIMBOs

We offer advice from planning a Management Buy-Out/In through to completion. We will project manage the whole transaction to a successful close. Many management teams find the transition process daunting and cumbersome. We help our clients to manage the risk by advising on the best possible funding structure whether through private equity, vendor or debt financing.


We offer a wide range of advisory services for all buy-side mandates. We work with our clients to establish clear acquisition criteria, carry out extensive research and perform fundamental analysis on the target to see if it fits the criteria set.

We also offer advice on valuations and actively assist with negotiations, deal structuring, formalising heads of agreement and drafting of the sale and purchase agreement with the potential target. We would assist and advise throughout the process including attending the completion meeting.


  • acquisition finance
  • asset finance
  • venture capital/business angel investors
  • early stage funding
  • refinancing
  • development and replacement capital

We can offer advice on a range of funding options. With our extensive network of contacts within banks, venture capital and private equity investors we assist in securing the best possible funding package for our clients.

Group restructurings and reorganisations

  • mergers and demergers
  • joint ventures
  • hive ups

We offer advice on the most beneficial structures for commercial and tax purposes and have significant experience in this area.

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