Price Bailey and Cross Border M&A

PRICE BAILEY AND CROSS BORDER M&A

Price Bailey’s Strategic Corporate Finance team, led by Simon Blake whom many of you will have met at conferences, is delighted to announce the latest cross border deal to be completed.

Simon commented “this was our third sale of a UK business to a US buyer in the last twelve months - each transaction being around US$20m value.  All have been at above average multiples of profit and mainly for cash consideration.  These key terms are very favourable for SME’s.

Meanwhile, we are currently working on multiple acquisitions for a South African client, we are selling an Australian business and for many of our UK based clients we are expecting to find cross border interest in.

One of the newest examples is a commercial vehicle (truck) business, working with all of the leading European truck manufacturers to bespoke production line chassis’ to fleet operators specific requirements.  The business which falls into the same category of size, is already run independently of its founding and majority shareholders.  It would form a great acquisition opportunity for a US, German, Scandinavian, Indian or Chinese investor or trade buyer seeking a strong and profitable business in the UK. 

Contact Simon for more details. +44 7702 665342 or simon.blake@pricebailey.co.uk