Corporate finance - buying a business

Business acquisitions – buying a business

Over the past 12 months we have worked on assignments for companies across the UK and with international businesses. We have demonstrated our expertise in advising clients in buying and selling businesses, raising finance, carrying out financial due diligence and dealing with complex tax matters arising on transactions.

Please click here to see a selection of case studies and tombstones of our recent deals.


Our trusted approach

The acquisition of another business is an attractive growth option and can significantly strengthen existing operations. It also provides the opportunity to increase the market value of the company above the price paid for the business. However, any acquisition also involves significant risks. It is therefore important that as many of the potential risks and rewards as possible are considered by management before deciding to complete the deal.

We recognise that every assignment is different and by adopting an approach tailored to the specific needs of each individual client we are able to add commercial value to your transaction. With a wealth of practical experience and technical skills we will work with you every step of the way to successfully complete the transaction.

Additionally, through our HLB International network, we have access to corporate finance opportunities and high-quality corporate finance advice in more than 100 countries.

How we can help

  • Research and identification of target businesses
  • Key early-stage valuation and negotiation with the target
  • Assistance in the preparation of a business plan
  • Introduction and negotiations with funders
  • Negotiating Heads of Terms and advising on tax planning
  • Focused due diligence investigations
  • Advice on the legal documentation

Our specialist Corporate Finance team provides practical, proactive advice throughout the process, starting from a strategic review of acquisition targets, through to post-acquisition integration.

Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

Benefits of working with Hawsons


Take time to get to know youyour business and your aims


Partner-led service tailored to your specific needs


Responsive and available when needed


Tax planning and advice


A one stop shop of specialist services available as needed


Efficient and effective use of technology


No unexpected bills

Pete Wilmer

Corporate Finance Partner
Jack Ware, Corporate Finance Director

Jack Ware

Corporate Finance Director

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