Corporate Finance

Breaking down the barriers to business growth

By your side every step of the way when you're embarking on major initiatives to grow, finance or exit your business.

Case Studies

Our Corporate Finance team work for a diverse range of clients and industries

PR Consultancy - Business Sale

Retained to act for the two shareholders of the lead public relations consultancy group servicing an industry sector who wished to sell.

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Management Buy-out (Private Equity and Debt)

Retained by management team to lead the prospective acquisition of a company with turnover of circa £5 million from providing business services to primarily public-sector clients.

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Fundraising for a Craft Beer Company

Aspen Waite specialists were engaged to help the company become investor-ready and develop a fund-raising strategy.

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Bespoke Corporate Finance Solutions

Corporate Finance is a complex area of business, providing solutions for a wide range of challenges.

Raising Finance

  • Capital for Growth
  • Trade, Assets and Receivables Finance
  • Equity and Debt Finance
  • Grants and Subsidies
  • Building Business Substance
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Selling Your Business

Providing a complete, bespoke and discreet service enabling business owners to unlock their business's inherent value.

  • Succession and Exit Planning
  • Business Valuations
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Building Business Substance

  • Practical Business Planning
  • Getting "Investor Ready"
  • Succession and Exit Planning
  • Financial Modelling
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Grants and Subsidies

Helping companies develop and implement innovation strategies, including raising grant funding at regional, industry-specific, national and international levels.

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Buying a Business

  • Seeking and Approaching Acquisition Targets
  • Management Buy-out/Buy-in
  • Business Valuations
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Raising Acquisition Finance
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Financial Modelling Solutions

Business leaders know that informed decision-making demands a clear understanding of the financial implications - and risks associated with those decisions (or not making those decisions!).

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Business Valuations

How much is your business worth? If you were looking to sell, how could you maximise that valuation? If a potential buyer with an offer for your business, how would you know that their offer is realistic?

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Market Research

We provide a reliable external review, opportunity analysis and solutions to help clients looking to expand within existing markets, enter new ones or launch a product.

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Our Approach

Our approach to Corporate Finance is tried and tested, focussed on research,
effective presentation and finding added value.

Project Management Approach

Our turnkey service minimises the time required of our client's management team.

Bespoke Solutions

We make the whole process simple; taking care of the detailed research and analysis, keeping you informed at all times.

Managing Risk

We seek to work with only reliable and reputable companies and people, making discreet approaches and seeking to maintain confidentiality throughout the transaction process.

Corporate Finance – so much more than raising finance

Every successful business owner and manager, striving for growth has a vision. And they ask themselves the same questions: What stands in my way? Is it a lack of finance? Is it an inability to access new markets? Is it know-how? Is it a need to create additional value from the customer?

Corporate Finance is generally seen as a transaction-based service - be it raising capital to finance expansion or acquire or sell or merge a business. But at Aspen Waite, we see Corporate Finance as so much more.

We see Corporate Finance as building real value in the business so that we can be so much more effective in raising finance or acquiring or selling or merging.

Our approach is holistic, so we look to share management’s vision for the business and the barriers to be overcome in achieving that vision.

We then work with the management team to put in place the plans, people, processes and finance to make the vision a reality.

As you already know, business owners and management teams face many complex issues when steering the business through its business lifecycle, including:

  • Seeking capital for growth
  • Building value through effective business planning
  • Buying or merging with a business
  • Maximising and realising value through a business sale.
Achieving success
What we all know is that success is best achieved by creating, enhancing, and presenting real value in the business core operations. Potential investors, partners and M&A interests will demand to see long-term sustainable growth if they are to get involved. Fortunately, we here at know what drives value.
  • Demand - Creating and boosting demand for its products/services
  • Profits - Achieving appropriate profit margins
  • Processes – maximising the efficiency of the organisation
  • People – enhancing the competence and commitment of its people

To get the best value from a business these drivers need to be operating in sync and at an optimum level. Having one area operating at peak efficiency whilst another is operating sub optimally will drag down the combined value of the whole. Not only do they need to be interlocked, they also need to work in harmony.

That’s where we can help. We know how to positively impact each of these drivers to create an enhanced total value proposition. How to get them all to fly in formation.

The foundations of our work are built on:

  • Insights – having a full and detailed understanding of the vision and business plan
  • Influences – conducting detailed research aimed at understanding the business sector dynamics
  • Investment - Identify the investors and financial institutions operating in the sector and understandingtheir investment and lending criteria
  • Interested parties - being able to seek out and analyse potential target buyers and sellers

As you would expect we offer complete confidentiality and discretion throughout the course of our assignment and well beyond the end date of the project.

In looking to achieve the maximum financial reward from your business there are many ways that we can help:

  • Raising funds for expansion or generating liquidity
  • Conducting a merger or acquisition
  • Application for Grants & Subsidies
  • Evaluating business strategies and models
  • Gaining greater insight into how your business is performing
  • Preparing for and achieving a profitable exit
  • Considering expanding into international markets
  • Seeking a valuation of a private business equity

Our experts will work with you and your teams to create real shareholder value in your business.

Our Values

Every service provider sets out their business values and yet few seem to deliver on them. You have probably already experienced this.

The feelings of gloom when a promise given is not met. When a deadline goes whooshing by. When the end result is well below expectation.

It’s all about values and having them drive the business. We know that a business that is based on values will deliver better all-round service in the long term.

But only if they deliver on them. Clients want their trusted advisors to be exactly that – trusted.

Our values are unchanging as they are based on the cornerstones of what a great business does namely – striving for excellence, achieving optimal performance, and delivering great client service.

We know that to build trust means being credible, reliable, transparent and being customer orientated. By delivering on our values we know that trust is deepened and the relationship bonds strengthened.

The foundations of our work are built on:

  • Quality - The quality of the service we provide
  • Understanding - Always understanding our clients’ needs
  • Sustainability - The sustainability of our business ethos
  • Commitment - The commitment of our team members to our ethos
  • Great people – working as part of a great team
  • Innovation - The encouragement of innovation
  • Confidentiality - Complete confidentiality during and after the project

That is our promise to you. To be your trusted partner in helping you deliver on your business vision. To be by your side at all times during your business growth journey.

We start with picking then retaining great people. Individually superb and also capable of working in a team, all for the client’s best interests. They are each skilled change agents that strive to encourage the uptake and development of innovation.

We go further. We encourage our younger team members to voice their ideas, no matter how hesitant they may be.

Because we value them for being less bound by traditional thinking. This stimulates richer discussions and expands the range of innovative solutions.

Our Corporate Finance Specialists are ready to help you

Send us a message, and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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