Whether we are engaged by a company looking to dispose of a non-strategic subsidiary or owner managers seeking an exit from their business, the objective is the same - to maximise value in an agreed timeframe, whilst ensuring minimum disruption to the business.

We are experts in business disposals and have a consistent record in maximising value for our clients. We develop a bespoke disposal process for each mandate and fully utilise our corporate and financial network to ensure we access strategic acquirers who are likely to recognise value and therefore maximise proceeds to the seller.

To achieve success, we adopt a five-phase approach to Business Disposals:

By creating a competitive bidding environment, leading negotiations and actively managing the sale process through to legal completion, we deliver the best possible deal, structured for maximum tax effectiveness whilst maintaining

Whether we are mandated by companies, private equity houses or management teams, DFRC has substantial experience in assisting our clients with strict confidentiality throughout


sourcing and completing acquisitions. We can assist at every stage of the acquisition life-cycle: from using our extensive contacts and knowledge of our specialist sectors to find potential acquisitions, advising on appropriate values and structures for acquisition bids, arranging acquisition finance for buyers (debt and equity), through to negotiating and completing the final deal.

We recognise that a poorly negotiated acquisition can have a significant negative impact in the long run on the acquirer. To avoid such risks, we leverage our extensive experience of, for example, structuring complex earn-outs and negotiating post-deal commercial relationships between acquirer, target and seller to ensure that the acquisition is as successful as possible in the long run.


Buyouts and Buyins present management teams with a number of challenges due to the technicalities and risks involved in acquiring a business using third party finance.

Despite this, Buyouts and Buyins represent an opportunity for management teams to become masters of their own destiny and generate real returns. We work to minimise the risks involved in Buyouts and Buyins and match management teams with relevant funders.

DFRC has completed Buyouts and Buyins across a wide range of sectors and has an extensive network of the most active funders in the market. Our understanding of the issues that may be important to vendor shareholders, developed through our experience of company disposals, helps to deliver optimum results for our clients