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 manufacturing sector

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
  • Great service

    “A great service was provided by Katie. She was very tenacious and on the case to ensure all partners, including myself, kept on going to completion!”

  • Impeccable service

    “It has been a pleasure working with Rukhsana, her customer service was impeccable and she made the process quite seamless. She understood what I needed and was happy to give solid advice so that I was able to make an informed decision. I would highly recommend her.”

  • Extremely efficient from start to finish

    “Fantastic flawless service. Rukhsana went over and beyond, totally satisfied!”

  • Very professional service

    “Hilton Smythe provided a very professional service. Extremely patient with all the questions we had and extremely helpful.”

  • Amazing company

    “Aiden Murphy was very helpful throughout the whole process of us purchasing our property and he went above and beyond and was very accommodating to our needs. I cannot recommend him enough.”

  • Excelent service

    “Everyone at Hilton Smythe we excellent special thanks to Katie for every thing she did from day one to the end she was excellent can't thank Katie enough.”

  • Great team

    “Hilton Smythe were easy to work with, they demonstrated good open lines of communication and worked hard to ensure a smooth transition was achieved.”

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Business Insights

6 Mistakes Sellers Make During the Mergers and Acquisition Process

From avoiding overinflated price tags, through to negotiating unfavourable terms in the LOI and Purchase Agreement, here are 6 mistakes sellers make during the M&A process.

Business Insights

4 Property Development Finance Trends to be Aware of in 2024

The 2008 financial crisis changed property development finance forever ushering in new trends such as the rise of alternative financing, sustainability-linked “green loans”, more rigorous lending criteria, and lenders’ preference for mixed-use developments.

Business Insights

What does the Labour Party manifesto mean for selling your business?

With Labour’s costings and tax rises deemed “trivial” by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, there are suspicions that Capital Gains Tax could be in the crosshairs of the party’s inaugural autumn budget, should they win on 4th July.