Management Buyouts/Management Buy-ins

Management Buyouts (MBOs) & Management Buyins (MBIs)

A Management Buyout (MBO) is the purchase of a business by the existing management team from the current owners. A Management Buyin (MBI) involves an external manager buying into the business.

Both of these types of transactions can be complicated and time consuming for the management team. It may also be difficult for the management to secure necessary funding required for the transaction to take place.

We work closely with management teams and ensure that they are best placed to deal with the challenges involved. We will help to prepare a bid for the business and present the proposed transaction to potential funders.

Once the terms of the deal have been agreed, we will project manage the transaction through to a successful completion ensuring that the needs of the management team are the key focus at all times. We will also be on hand to offer advice post acquisition to ensure a smooth transition.

Throughout the process we will involve our tax advisors to ensure that the deal is carried out in the most tax efficient way. We will also liaise with your legal advisors on an on-going basis on any issues that may occur.

We can also act for the shareholders selling their shares to the management team to broker a deal where the objectives of both parties are not mutually exclusive but can need a trusted advisor to guide the process.

If you would like to discuss our services in more detail please contact our Corporate Services team on 00 44 161 832 4901 or email

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