ADVISORY

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

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A FTSE 250 business, and a leading UK business within its sector, pursued a successful acquisition strategy in late 2015 resulting in the purchase of a group of businesses that have subsequently doubled turnover. Adapting to the synergies this created,

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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

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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

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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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

The board of directors of a group of companies brought in ReSolve for advice on raising  finance.  Their group of companies were operating as an exclusive hospitality and events management business specialising in the creation of bespoke, unique experiences at

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The many meanings of ‘restructuring’ – 5 ways to make it strategic, not tactical

This is not the first article to cast ‘restructuring’ as a strategic action and not as a familiar response to a need to cut costs in an organization. But of interest in our space, providing specialist corporate finance to the mid-cap sector, we are seeing and responding to a shift in the cycle of when clients are deploying our Advisory and Capital services.

 

Traditionally, ReSolve has been most active in businesses at the start of ‘the decline curve’, assisting with a new approach to launch them on a new phase. Partner Simon Fry, at the coal face of our client conversations,  has seen some interesting developments in sectors including leisure, retail, property, technology and healthcare where businesses are starting conversations much earlier in their life cycle (in either the ‘growth’ or ‘maturity’ phases).

In this phase, with less time pressure for cash injection, more traditional, ‘vanilla’ financing models are often deployed. However, we are now being asked to look at more innovative approaches to debt or equity restructuring at this stage that Simon Fry calls  ‘early restructuring’. Here he outlines his top five identifiable triggers for early restructuring.

 

  • A change in stakeholder structure. We often see a new infectious injection of fresh thinking from a new key stakeholder. This does not necessarily need to be an executive board member. It could be a non-exec, or even a supplier or partner business who brings new ideas to the table. Being at the right place at the right time when that happens can make for very interesting deals.

 

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – dawning realisation. It’s been in the news for over a year now, but with nine months to launch and counting I am starting to hear the CFO/COO/CTO conversations turn to a common question – ‘are we actually set up for this?’ It is also a due diligence mantra on our larger deals and is fast becoming a strategic hygiene factor.

 

  • Brexit – sorry but it’s there. I’d love to not mention it but many conversations about future investment come down to interest rate discussion, the economic environment and the impact of Brexit. The transition window looks like being extensive so it makes the decision making around it mid-term rather than short-term, There are clear restructuring issues around investment and location being brought to the table as a consequence.

 

  • Sector attraction. There are times when we see cash looking for a home in a particular sector. It’s then often a case of ReSolve bringing parties together and creating the opportunities for a restructuring programme that leads to growth and development. We have seen this happen particularly in the TMT sector (Technology, Media and Telecoms).

 

  • New systems implementation. At the point where systems start to groan under the strain, mid-caps look around for what are increasingly cloud-based solutions to process issues. That often raises questions on investment which can stimulate a discussion on different financing options. If there is real capacity for growth then good returns can be made across stakeholders.

Of course it’s not a science but ReSolve are increasingly developing Advisory and Capital services seeking out successful mid-cap businesses which see value in a significant change in direction of their business. They are not waiting for distressed times to try it out.

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