Management advisory

Independent advice on securing the best deal for management

A management buyout or buy-in is often a once in a lifetime opportunity for a management team to acquire an equity stake in the business they are working in. With the support and backing of experienced private equity investors, PE-backed businesses are often capable of building substantial shareholder value and the management team is incentivised by participating in this value creation.

But these transactions are invariably complex to structure and can be disruptive to the target business. The most successful deals rely on structuring a deal that aligns all stakeholders' objectives, including the management team's. That is why there is great value in having expert advisers who are independent of private equity firms, to support you through negotiations and help you manage the process.

Our vast experience of working with private equity firms means we know what they are looking for in new investment opportunities. We understand their approach and the process they need to go through before finalising a deal. We also have a clear appreciation of the potential rewards that should be available to management as well as the potential risks.

Whether the business faces succession issues or whether there is a deal already on the table, we are able to become engaged at any stage in the transaction. Our experienced advisers will work hands-on alongside you and everything they do will be focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for management. From drafting business plans to developing or critiquing financial models, assessing the merits of equity and debt proposals received - reviewing the commercial implications of legal agreements and performing exit reviews, our team can provide practical support and assistance at every stage of the project through to completion.

At FRP Corporate Finance, we are committed to delivering excellent value for the fees we charge. You can always expect us to be honest and personal. Every deal we take on is important to us and we are naturally competitive on our client's behalf. Working on your side we will be resilient and creative in looking after the management team's interests.

Every deal has its own challenges and opportunities, but our advisers will help you avoid potential pitfalls and give you confidence that you have been well advised through the process.