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Acquisition, exit and refinancing support

Recent work:

TWENTY FOUR SEVEN CHILDREN’S SERVICES:

A children’s service provider acquired by an independent investor. We supported the investor in completing commercial financial due diligence and project managed the deal negotiation through to completion.

“The insight and experience brought by Will to the transaction was extremely helpful and a critical factor in getting the deal done. I would happily use Kent Finance again to support me in future acquisitions.”

Mitesh Dhanak – Owner

CUPIO HEALTHCARE:

The restructure and refinance of a group of care home operators into one entity. We prepared models and supported the CFO and investor in negotiating with lenders through to completion.

“Kent Finance was involved from the inception of this project, in terms of the Board’s business strategy driving this. They clearly mapped the pathway, what the process would look like and also, as important, what it would feel like for all involved. This helped manage expectations, allowed mitigation plans to be built in advance and ultimately delivered a very valuable project for the business to use as a platform to deliver the future growth strategy.”

Fergal Cawley – Chief Financial Officer

MAKE IT CHEAPER:

The exit of a business by founders to PE investors ECI. We prepared models and worked with the Due Diligence teams, supporting the CFO through to exit.

“Kent Finance worked on a critical aspect of our preparation for an Exit of Make It Cheaper to ECI Partners (private equity). The project was delivered to a demanding deadline and was then subjected to extensive external due diligence, passing with flying colours. KF were a pleasure to work with and made a material contribution to a highly successful mid-market deal.”

Mark Croghan – Finance Director

PORTMAN HEALTHCARE:

The exit of a business by PE investors Livingbridge to Core. We prepared models and supported the CFO through to exit.

“The support from Will and the team at Kent Finance throughout the project was great – highly professional and always supportive even when the workload was demanding.”

Darren JI Milne FCA – Finance Director

Growing businesses frequently need to carry out Corporate Finance transactions. Operational bandwidth – especially within finance – is a critical limiting factor in successful execution.

“Planning, resourcing and executing a Corporate Finance transaction – from a refinancing exercise to an acquisition – is an art form. Getting support and advice from a team of experienced professionals gives you the greatest probability of success. Kent Finance provide support ranging from project managing a transaction on a turnkey basis through to heavy lifting in the background.”

William Napier Fenning

Refinance / Exit

A major refinancing and the exit of an investor are similar processes and place a tremendous burden on the finance function. We can help with:

  • Modelling performance
  • Assessing Due Diligence readiness
  • Preparing for and project manging the Due Diligence process
  • Turnkey project managing your transaction

 

 

Acquisitions

Acquisitions if well executed can be the fastest way to grow value within a business. Executed poorly, they can be the fastest way to destroy value. We can help with:

  • Limited scope ‘commercial’ financial due diligence
  • Modelling performance
  • Due diligence of systems, processes and team
  • Planning for and executing post acquisition integration
  • Turnkey project managing your transaction