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

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

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

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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ReSolve is not put off by a bumpy track record

Mark Supperstone gives five reasons why ReSolve is not put off by a bumpy track record.

As a specialist corporate finance house, we need to have confidence in the management teams we back in order to take the business forward, whether in M&A, IPO, equity or debt financing. Their relevant experience is critical and we don’t mind if that is borne from clear-minded choices having been made in the process of business closure.

Behaviour and decision making is critical. We’re familiar with how people react in the highs of business success; scenarios including growth, revitalisation, merger and acquisition; and we see a different side of people when there are tough choices to make, for example in determining whether a business is viable. It’s our job to retain perspective, but we need to know the management team has the willingness to make it through and the experience of a failed business may be a critical part of their make-up.

It is received wisdom that the UK as a nation is typically uncomfortable with trusting individuals previously involved in an unsuccessful business.

In our view, that simply is not the case. The attitude, strength and clarity of purpose required can in fact be invaluable.

Take for example the bag less vacuum cleaner which took more than five thousand failed prototypes before James Dyson finally got it right, or consider that Walt Disney’s first animation company did not succeed – a failed venture does not mean an individual should be seen as a failure.

Creating a successful team might need some failures

Here are five key attributes that we look for in a management team:

1. An ability to see the wood for the trees. An individual needs to show lucid thinking and focus in the midst of significant other pressures, perhaps coming from other stakeholders with different interests. We need to know that individuals can see the bigger picture and can respect all sides’ point of view, whilst retaining their own.

2. Good people empathy. We need to see in a business manager that they are able to get on with people. Motivating staff through a significant merger may need a similar style to boosting confidence in the retained employees through a wind up and sale to a new owner.

3. What we call “mirror-honesty”. Can a significant operational player in a business investment look at themselves with integrity and honesty when viewing the reality of the options open? The opposite of wishful thinking is needed.

4. Strong financial awareness. It may seem obvious, but it is not unusual to come across a business manager with limited grasp of the financial fundamentals of a business. Someone who has been to the edge is likely to have a very clear view of how the numbers work – whether they were able to step back from it or not.

5. Being almost unshockable. No deal is ever concluded without a bump in the road. If we are to back a business we need to know its people can roll with the blows.

Clearly we’re not in business to celebrate failure. But we respect entrepreneurs with a thick skin, and if the management team have the five attributes above, then in our minds they have earned their spurs and the chances are that ReSolve will work to try and support them.

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