Recent competition for prime assets has led sponsors to seek creative ways to deploy their capital. Increasingly, we are seeing sponsors adopt a buy and build strategy to accelerate growth and generate high returns for investors. Since 2017 we have acted on over 30 bolt-on acquisitions and they have tended to fall into one of three scenarios:
- Quick access to new markets
- Platform for quicker growth
- Opportunistic change of strategy
Whichever the scenario, executing a successful bolt-on acquisition can present a unique set of considerations and challenges. With one of the largest teams in the UK, corporate M&A with a private equity backdrop is at the heart of our business. We leverage the depth of our expertise to help our clients navigate expanding their business step by step.