Whether you are seeking to grow organically or through acquisition there are pitfalls and opportunities that need to be carefully managed to maximise your chances of success. We can support the business in securing attractive tax reliefs, grants and other incentives, particularly when innovation and research and development (R&D) play a part in your business. Our corporate finance team can support with fund raising and business acquisitions –supporting you in raising finance to grow your business or identifying and supporting with the assessment and structuring of appropriate acquisitions.
In a growing business there is a fine balance to be struck between profit extraction for shareholders and reinvestment for future growth. We provide tailored personal coaching for business owners and a friendly experienced ear. We can support in all aspects of planning in this respect and ensure the business, and the key talent retained within it, are well placed to continue to deliver your growth strategy.
As the business grows so too does the compliance and administrative burden. We can support with general compliance, tax investigations, anti-fraud measures and compliance around gender pay, anti-slavery and Bribery Act issues – all of which are increasingly commonplace.
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The client is a group involved in the supply of specialist services to the veterinary market. Following a significant equity investment into the client and a change in the management structure, August Equity backed a buy and build strategy which has to date, resulted in 6 bolt-on acquisitions and a more than doubling of the group’s EBITDA.
Buy side acquisition support including deal structuring and negotiation, financial due diligence and documentation review.
We assisted in the original private equity investment in terms of negotiation, structuring and project management and have subsequently provided support on all the acquisitions that have been completed (plus on others that were assessed and failed to complete). We have developed a slick and robust acquisition advisory model and approach, which benefits August Equity and the group’s management and we are a key team member in terms of helping the client to grow through consolidation in the marketplace.
The client has substantially grown its business in a little over 3 years, more than doubling its profitability. It has branched out into overseas markets through acquisition and has become the number one provider of its specialist services to vets in the UK.
Biosite is a Midlands based supplier of biometric access control and software-based workforce management systems. It specialises in fingerprint access control in the construction industry as well as a broader security offering including integrated CCTV, fire alarms and guarding.
Mobeus required a financial due diligence review on Biosite, the focus of which included an assessment of the business’ anticipated growth .
We prepared and issued a focused due diligence report that provided Mobeus with the clarity they required around the key issues and risks.
Mobeus were able to conclude on their internal processes and procedures and successfully invested in the business to assist in its future growth and development.
Nurturing a thriving business can be challenging with many different factors influencing whether the business thrives.
Many businesses maintain an edge over their competitors by being innovative and developing new and improved product ranges. However, investing in innovation tends to come at a cost and this can be a significant drain on limited funding resources. For innovative businesses research and development cash tax benefits can provide a valuable additional source of cash funding.
The Company’s trade comprises the manufacture of non-metallic cladding systems for the application in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. However, in an increasingly competitive marketplace the company had to invest heavily in order to ensure its cladding remained a market leader.
The company sought to develop a more cost effective system, using glass reinforced polyester resin (GRP) technology that would aid installation of the cladding whilst remaining fully compliant with the regulations for low flame spread and smoke emissions.
The development required a significant investment in technology, and with limited funding available to the company, they needed to access alternative sources of funding.
We identified a number of aspects of the development on which R&D cash tax benefits could be claimed and helped them prepare their R&D claim.
The R&D claim resulted in the company receiving £81,000 of R&D cash tax credits from HMRC.