KLO Partners - Acquisitions, Exit Planning & Business Sales
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Nov 16

Management buy-in

The founder and majority shareholder of a substantial electronic controls business wished to secure his family’s future. He preferred to continue in the business in a technical capacity. KLO Partners assisted in researching and negotiating a sale to a management buy-in candidate with the right personality and skill set.  

Nov 16

Software Business – Preparation and sale

A husband & wife owned & managed software business supplying parking control systems (software) to airports around the world approached us for advice on exit planning and sale. We assisted with a claim for R&D tax credits and implemented robust financial reporting systems. We identified a trade buyer & negotiated terms to complete a trade […]

Nov 16

Recovery and successful sale

A business acquaintance approached us for advice following the discovery of a cash shortfall.  Our investigation revealed that the Finance Director was both fraudulent and incompetent. The CEO and the Chair had made poor strategic choices partly based on the incorrect information provided by the FD. The FD, CEO and Chair were dismissed and Tim […]

Feb 20

Assisting with £4m sale of business

Background and requirements Meriden Animal Health, founded by Steve Harris and Pamela McLaren in 1992, is a global company, dedicated to improving animal health through developing natural feed additives. We were introduced by Douglas Iles of Friday Legal to review an unsolicited offer from Anpario Plc in 2011 to acquire Meriden. What we did Once […]

Feb 13

Exit Planning in practice – from zero to £1m

There’s a lot of information about exit planning available on our site and others, but here is a real life, practical example. My client is the owner of an engineering / installation business. They have been in their sector for more than 20 years. When I assessed the business (the first stage) they had been […]

Feb 11

So you want to buy the business you work for & do an MBO?

Many people dream of running their own business and sometimes you’ll be in a position to think about ab MBO or buying the business you work in. There’s a whole raft of things to think about along the way but here are a few to consider. If you are successful in buying the business, that’s […]

Feb 11

Assisting with business sale

Business Sale Background and requirements Black Mobile Solutions was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Peter Bryant and had developed a reputation as an innovative developer of enterprise class mobile applications, optimised for all devices. The owner was looking to become part of a larger company, with an enterprise class client base, to assist it […]