Hilton Smythe - Expert business brokers serving the UK.

Welcome to Hilton Smythe Business & Finance Brokers

Helping you buy, sell and grow.

Sell a business

Sell a Business

We help business owners maximise shareholder value by managing the entire selling lifecycle – from exit planning and sell-side due diligence through to marketing, buyer research, deal structuring and negotiation.

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Buy a business

Buy a Business

We can help you identify acquisition opportunities that align with your growth plans. We'll use our expert negotiating skills to get you the best deal while navigating all the complexities from initial contact through to closing the deal.

Businesses for Sale
Grow a business

Grow a Business

With access to an extensive panel of lenders, our finance broker services will help you generate funder interest. Whether you need commercial finance for a merger, acquisition or a growth project – our strategic financing team are here.

Finance solutions

We understand what you need from a Business & Finance Broker

It isn’t just about finding a buyer, or that dream business; it’s much more than that. You need a Business & Finance Broker who will be there with you, at each twist and turn of the journey, for the expected but more importantly, the unexpected. Most of our clients haven’t done any of this before; it’s their first time. That means you need the right advice, at the right time.

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Our recent success in the automotive industry

What our customers say…

Reputation is driven by you

We believe our reputation to be of the up-most importance. We collect reviews from Feefo* and Google Reviews* and the majority of our reviews are five stars, demonstrating that we offer a stellar service from start to finish.

*Some reviews are edited for brevity and spelling/punctuation. All are currently live on Feefo and Google Reviews.

Feefo Google Reviews
  • They helped me the whole way

    “Not easy selling a restaurant during a pandemic but we got there in the end, Hilton Smythe were there seeing me through the whole process, they were friendly, easy to talk to and great at guiding me through.”

  • First class

    “I cannot thank them enough. I have nothing but praise for everyone at Hilton Smythe, they were there every step of the way to guide me through a difficult sale.”

  • Extremely efficient from start to finish

    “Paul dealt with our business sale then Karen Currie pushed the sale forward, keeping us informed of every step daily. Very impressed at their professionalism and friendly, efficient manner. Would highly recommend.”

  • Very professional service

    “Help and advice on hand for anyone starting out on a new venture fully recommended.”

  • Amazing company

    “Rob was great at the start then passed onto Kate which she took to another level. Only had my best interest at heart and worked very hard to close the deal. I can't explain how happy I am that I sold my business thanks to you guys.”

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Business Insights

How to value your SaaS firm in 2024 and is now a good time to exit?

As the accelerating digitisation of businesses and AI hype fuel a rise in M&A activity in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, Hilton Smythe examines the hot market for software firm exits and the key metrics used for valuing SaaS companies.

Business Insights

How to avoid insolvency in 2024-2025

UK insolvencies soared to a 30-year high in 2023, and the trend is expected to continue into 2024. Here we look at some key ways to avoid insolvency, including accurate cash flow forecasting, invoice finance and asset refinancing.

Business Insights

How to finance your business acquisition in 2024

As the House of Commons Treasury select committee publishes a damning report on the state of SME financing, Hilton Smythe is looking at the broader mix of funding options for business acquisitions, from earnouts through to mezzanine financing.