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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

Essex-based Proficient Security specialises in providing security services to a range of clients including Embassies, HNWIs, construction and education firms, with a £5m yearly turnover. The security services industry suffers from an inherent cash flow challenge – many firms face

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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

Salt Engineering Limited was incorporated in January 1983 and the Coventry-based business had been trading since 1945. A manufacturer of tools and precision engineering equipment, Salt served a number of significant industries, including aerospace, automotive, power generation and fluid power.

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CAPITAL

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

In 2015 ReSolve was approached by a solicitor whose client, Javelin Plastics in the engineering sector was facing administration due to growing creditor pressure and a lack of working capital. Whilst the Company had a strong trading history, its management

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Interview David Hill – Head of Corporate Finance at ReSolve

Moving from a senior investment banking role in Citigroup to Head of ReSolve’s growing Corporate Finance team was a significant move for David. Here are some of his thoughts, six months in.

Q: What spurred you to make the transition?

DH: I had been tracking ReSolve for some time and appreciated their innovative approach to providing solutions to clients’ critical problems. In talking to Cameron I could see ReSolve had an ideal platform, team and mindset to deliver great value to stakeholders with uncompromising integrity.

Q: TMT has been an area of specialism in your strategic M&A work. Do you think the fast paced growth in that area can translate across other sectors?

DH: Being involved in TMT means you frequently come across situations which have not been well flagged (as new business models evolve) and which understandably gain a strong investor or acquirer response. Other fast-moving sectors have similar characteristics and the effect is also relevant in some of the cross-border work which we do where an attractive asset becomes unlocked from an little-know ownership structure and attracts a lot of investor interest.

Q: What do you think makes for a good buy-side deal?

DH: Mandates from clients to look for potential businesses to acquire can be attractive, but I have found the deals that generate the most value to all are those that fall under the radar. Without an auction to bid prices up, better value can be injected into the deal for the business that is being acquired. In ReSolve, long term relationships with our clients who have an ongoing and active acquisition plan can also make for really insightful and well structured deals.

Q: And on the sell side – do you think the investors are out there?

DH: Yes we have brought several original transactions to the market where clients are raising capital or selling a significant equity stake. We have found a very strong reception for well-structured transactions. We are prepared to put in hard work and commitment to understand the dynamics of a company, its shareholders and management so we can find the right investor. At ReSolve we have a strong network of potential investors and can quickly idenitify and access the most appropriate target investors.

Q: Why do you think a practice with a background focused on more challenging business situations can develop its reputation in the M&A space?

DH: I think both sides can learn from each other. The headline values of deals in the turnaround business tend by definition to be smaller, but some of the innovative approaches to restructuring companies under the pressure of time have real validity no matter what scale. By the same token, our corporate finance offering provides clients with clear analysis and the ability to help them achieve their strategic ambitions and maximize value. 

The lower end of ReSolve’s insolvency work is forming an increasingly smaller proportion of the group’s fees as we build the Corporate Finance capability so any tension there is disappearing quickly.

Q: Finally, where do you see ReSolve fitting into the Corporate Finance market – is it not an already crowded area?

DH: I find that there is very strong demand for innovative corporate finance services in the mid-cap space.  ReSolve Corporate Finance has been incredibly active since I arrived in March, supporting our clients in the execution of  significant transactions across multiple territories and industries.  For example, we have acted for one of the largest healthcare companies in the world on two acquisitions of £20 and £80m; a founder shareholder on the buyout of a €300m TMT business; a financial investor on the raising of capital from family offices for one of their portfolio companies (as part of a $400m equity raise); and we have just been mandated to help on the sale of a fast growing transportation company and the raising of €25m development capital for a branded consumer goods company.  The combination of M&A, capital raising and restructuring skills combined with a team culture which genuinely puts the client first, positions us very well.

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