Company Sale I Hilton Smythe

Company Sale

Your company sale is in safe hands. We understand owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs, that’s why our sell side service is tailored to suit your every need.

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Completed Deals

Premier Bikes changes hands in buoyant market

The sale of Premier Bikes

Hilton Smythe secures transaction of Premier Bikes into the hands of Merino Capital.
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The sale of Profi Dental Equipment

The sale of Profi Dental Equipment

Hilton Smythe advised Profi Dental Equipment on their successful sale to London-based Anglian Dental.
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The sale of Parkview Automobiles

The sale of Parkview Automobiles

Hilton Smythe advised Parkview Automobiles on a successful location sale to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Limited.
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Magnus Search Company Sale

The sale of recruitment consultancy Magnus Search

Hilton Smythe has supported Magnus Search to be acquired by Ontario-based Arrow Workforce Solutions in a multi-million-pound deal.
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Elstan HR Company Sale

The sale of Elstan HR

Hilton Smythe secures sale of Elstan HR to one of Scotland’s largest professional services firms.
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Comply At Work Company Sale

The sale of health and safety consultancy Comply at Work

Hilton Smythe secures the sale of health and safety consultancy Comply at Work to AW Safety Management.
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With your dedicated experienced business advisers and their support team together with our international reach, we really are best placed to assist in the sale of your company. We employ a proven, disciplined and pragmatic approach to selling companies in the £1M to £20M space. It starts with us getting to know you and your business inside out, so that we can understand your goals and ambitions and more importantly, how to make them happen.

Our sell side service includes:

  • Getting to know you and your business in depth.
  • Indicative valuation.
  • Design a value maximising sales process.
  • Preparation of confidential information memorandum.
  • Identifying and approaching potential acquirers.
  • Dealing with indicative offers.
  • Coordination of site visits (if appropriate).
  • Handling enquiries and execution of Non Disclosure Agreements.
  • Negotiating letters of intent.
  • Management of the due diligence process and data rooms.
  • Contractual negotiations and management of the legal process through to closing.
  • If you are considering a sale in the next 1-3 years, you may benefit from our Exit Strategy Review.


  1. Detailed fact find of the business to ascertain strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Preparation of confidential sales memorandum.
  3. Research and identification of potential acquirers using our extensive database access.
  4. Contacting identified potential acquirers.
  5. Arranging for the execution of Non Disclosure Agreement.
  6. Dealing with initial information circulation and early stage negotiations.
  7. Negotiating letters of intent.
  8. Managing the data room and due diligence process.
  9. Agreeing heads of terms.
  10. Instructing and managing lawyers for all parties.
Other types of Consultancy Services
Merger and Acquisition Consultants

No M&A deal that gets across the line guarantees success. This is why working with an M&A consultant is critical to maximising your deal value and achieving your objectives.

Acquisition Finance

There are many ways to business success, whether creating a startup or natural expansion, but the most profitable and sensible way can be through a merger or acquisition of another business.

Business Exit Strategy

The sale of any business should start well in advance. Businesses that successfully sell for the right amount of consideration plan at least three years ahead. We aim to assist in the planning process with the aim of steering strategic decisions to maximise shareholder value at sale.

Acquisition Services

We have many years of collective Mergers & Acquisition expertise and a robust infrastructure of databases and experience to source domestic and international targets for our clients. We help buyers and sellers with advice and support throughout the M&A process.

Business Valuation Report

Our Business Valuation Report is a full report or detailed letter with an independent opinion of your business valuation, and assets. It is prepared by our team of expert business consultants, with many years of experience in the M&A market. 

Recently sold businesses

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    New and used motorbike dealer



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    Catering supplier



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    Licensed Cattery 107 Cats With Accommodation

    Haywards Heath, West Sussex


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    Precision Engineers, Merseyside



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  • 3

    Busy Metal Fabrication Business in Rainham, Greater London For Sale

    Rainham, Havering

    £1,050,000 +SAV

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  • 3

    Freehold Furniture Sales With Development Opportunity

    Chatham, Kent

    £995,000 +SAV

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  • 1

    Precision Engineering Business in the West Midlands For Sale

    West Midlands

    £950,000 +SAV

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  • 4

    Popular Caravan/Camping Park in Blackford Near Carlisle For Sale

    Carlisle, Cumbria

    £949,950 +SAV

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    Well Respected Fire Safety & Security Business


    £910,000 +SAV

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The Hub

Success Stories

Our recent success in the automotive industry

Hilton Smythe is leading the way in mid-market automotive M&A, having recently advised on the multi-million-pound divestment of bike dealership Premier Bikes and a share sale of Scotland-based CP Garage Services.

Business Insights

Whitepaper:  Merger and Acquisition Trends in the UK Recruitment Industry 2024

Our latest whitepaper explores how recruitment business owners can maximise the value of their company by gaining a deeper understanding of the latest M&A trends within the recruitment industry.

Success Stories

The sale of health and safety consultancy Comply at Work

Hilton Smythe secures the sale of health and safety consultancy Comply at Work to AW Safety Management Ltd.