Our focus on advice and hands-on execution bring us transactions that often have a more complex dimension around raising capital or selling a business. Here are some examples.
- There’s a single buyer for the business, or an unsolicited offer
- The transaction is not a straight sale, but a merger, partial buyout or restructuring of the ownership
- It is not clear, or there is not agreement, what the corporate development strategy is or should be
- The internal team needs to be supported to ensure a corporate development project runs smoothly
Client satisfaction and value maximisation are our key objectives. We often advise clients to wait for the right time or transaction, or to spend more time on preparation, to maximize the chances of a transaction being successful.
All our work is confidential and appropriate references are available, as our work is diverse in its nature, industry and geography. Typical size is in the £5-50m range, although some projects are quite a bit larger.
"LVP believed in my vision for building a global leader in the jewellery industry, and gave me invaluable advice and guidance. With their experience in valuation, and relationships with many investors, they prepared me for the process of finding the right investor, and helped me structure the best possible deal. I would readily use LVP again."
Priyaj Jain, Founder & Former CEO, Diamonds Factory
"We had an unsolicited offer for the business, which the shareholders decided to accept. LVP helped get a better price and terms, including equity in the acquiring portfolio company and credit for the surplus cash. The transaction was also very clean, with manageable warranties and all the consideration paid at closing"
Sean Barriball, Founder & CEO, MobileIQ
"LVP were very responsive and flexible fulfilling a number of key roles as project advisors and deal financing arrangers in a complex offshore infrastructure project. We have also drawn on their expertise in business valuation and to provide us with an independent review of a 3rd party business plan. Good people to work with, expert, straight-talking and creative."
John Foster, CEO, Falkland Island Holdings
“LVP helped us understand why the company was so capital intensive, working with us to optimize working capital, and postponing the need for further capital injections by the shareholders. They have also provided invaluable advice during various financing and refinancing rounds”
Timo Lindström, Founder & CEO, Confidex
“LVP had a very different approach, they really got deeply involved in the project … they also gave a lot of human understanding, advice and guidance with the problems, obstacles and fears of the shareholders … LVP were ready to step in when the transaction got to more difficult phases and prevent any risk of it failing.”
Katerina Janku, Chair, Moravia
"The £350m Circuit of Wales development will be the UK’s first purpose built automotive facility, focused on motorsport leisure and commerce, in a generation. LVP has played a key role in the immensely complicated financial and commercial package and making it work for all the various stakeholders"
Michael Carrick, Chief Executive, Heads of the Valleys
"LVP helped us merge with a competitor and later, how best to steer our way through an unsolicited offer for the business"
Bob Horner, CEO, CorLa