Our Merger & Acquisitions specialist expertise is demonstrated through more than two decades of helping corporates and their owners generate value.

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From our decision to pursue this exit route, it was achieved in under 4 months….a strong testament to the professionalism of the advisory team involved….

Managing Partner mid-cap private equity fund

Case Study

Asked to advise an established private equity fund on the exit of its joint-controlling shareholding in a leading healthcare services company, David Hill managed a dual-track exit process, attracting competing offers from notable private equity and UHNW investors. It culminated

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If you’re looking to grow by acquisition, or require additional capital to fund organic growth or as part of a refinancing, ReSolve can advise you on optimal sources of capital.  Our equity capital raising team will help you to prepare and access capital.

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The significant investment constitutes a powerful acknowledgement of the outstanding progress made and milestones achieved since the IPO...

Chairman, International Company

Case Study

In early 2014, David Hill was engaged to work with the Chairman, the Founder and CEO and other key institutional shareholders of an international real estate investor to recommend an equity restructure to repay bank debt, invest in the current

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If you’re looking to restructure all or part of your business, ReSolve can help plan, source and direct finance or refinancing for the short and longer-term business needs. We bring our independent perspective and experience to make effective and high-impact changes to your business structure and models.

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Our experience of ReSolve has been consistently excellent. We have always found their work to be of a high standard, backed by common sense and highly commercial advice. They show professionalism in striving to achieve the right outcome for all stakeholders. I would recommend them to anyone.

Director, National Asset Based Lender

Case Study

David Hill was engaged to develop a debt financing solution to improve returns on investments for an International real estate investor. In February 2014, the company signed a short‐term holding level bank debt facility for up to €65 million giving

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If you’re looking to grow by acquisition or in need of additional capital to fund a breakthrough strategy for organic growth, ReSolve can open the door. Our partner-backed mid-cap investment fund can be accessed directly or we can co-ordinate introductions to a wider set of third party specialist lenders and investors.

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ReSolve immediately understood our business and the issues we faced and then worked tirelessly to ensure the transaction completed quickly so we can now focus on our clients growing needs.

Managing Director of a company in the Entertainment sector

Case Study

The Company, which operate in the TV and Film camera hire and post production sector, turned over circa £6 million per annum. Though looking at a growing business, they faced a challenge of raising additional working capital to meet increasing

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FSB demands business rate reductions to save nursery providers in England

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the Government to introduce a new 100 per cent business rate relief scheme and review 30 hours funding  to reflect the increasing cost pressures faced by the 89,000 providers of childcare in England – the majority of which are small, single-site suppliers who have limited opportunities to benefit from economies of scale.

To help nurseries cope with escalating costs the FSB believes that the Government should create and fully-fund a new 100 per cent business rate relief scheme for childcare providers in England. The Scottish Government has already recognised the challenge and since 1 April 2018 nurseries in Scotland have been exempt from paying business rates, in advance of their Governments planned expansion to 1140 hours of funded childcare per child per year.

From September 2017 working parents of three and four year olds in England became entitled to 30 hours’ free childcare a week – doubling the universal entitlement of 15 hours’ free childcare, available for all three and four year olds. Under the scheme nursery providers are reimbursed from Local Authority budgets for this free childcare however it is at an hourly level below National Minimum Wage. Nursery providers previously made up the shortfall by charging for additional hours used at a higher rate and charging for ‘extras’ such as food and nappies. Extending the provision to 30 hours has reduced the opportunity to charge for extra hours whilst the gap in funding to support the new requirements has further increased.

The new FSB report entitled ‘Handle with Care’ carried out detailed interviews with nursery providers throughout England to gauge the impact of the 30 hours scheme on their businesses and found that many are struggling with rising and unsustainable business costs as a result of the scheme, further exacerbated by recent increases to the National Minimum Wage and employer contributions to pensions auto-enrolment.

Many nursery owners are left reconsidering their future as the viability of the sector continues to be undermined. If nothing is done to review funding levels or help reduce costs many small providers may be forced into insolvency.

ReSolve has previous experience in this sector, including having been appointed administrators for a high profile nursery chain in Chelsea, which was successfully rescued saving over 200 child places and 70 jobs.


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