Management Buy-outs / Buy-ins

For many entrepreneurs, leaving a lasting legacy is a personal goal when they decide to move on. Management Buy-outs (MBOs) have become increasingly popular in the UK as a succession planning and business disposal option for owners. 

Consilium Chartered Accountants are proud to have provided Management Buy-out services for many of our Scottish clients as they pass the baton to the next generation. Our clients benefit from the full range of service lines and expertise we offer, combined with end-to-end management of the Buy-out process. 

As management Buy-out specialists, our Corporate Finance and Tax teams can: 

Learn more about Management Buy-out advice from Consilium Chartered Accountants or contact lead Partners, John Blair or Linzi Wilson to arrange a confidential consultation. 

Why sell to a Management Buy-out Team (MBO)?

MBOs can secure a continuing legacy for the business you have built by handing control to an experienced and well-established team of senior managers. As well as offering greater security, the management Buy-out process provides stability for the workforce and supports a smooth transition as key members of the team are retained.

While a trade sale could generate a higher purchase price, Management Buy-outs typically result in a faster sale, better guarantees for the workforce and less chance of the sale falling through.  

Leading Management Buy-in advisors in Scotland   

Management Buy-ins (MBIs) differ from MBOs in one key area: the management team typically work together to find and acquire a new business to run. Consilium Chartered Accountants regularly support ambitious management teams as they invest in and build successful businesses. 

Similar to our work on MBOs, Consilium’s Corporate Finance and Tax teams are specialists in advising prospective MBI teams. In particular, we have extensive experience in the following areas: 

  • Working with management teams to source and assess potential businesses for investment
  • Conducting financial due diligence, business valuations and tax assessments – both personal and corporate
  • Sourcing funding for the MBI, in addition to their own capital 
  • Negotiating with the business owner, external funders and advisors
  • Mitigating tax liabilities – both corporate and personal
  • Post-deal support including preparation of completion accounts and personal tax planning. 

For a confidential discussion about Management Buy-out or management Buy-in prospects, contact lead Partners John Blair or Linzi Wilson

Review a selection of our recent Management Buy-out/ Buy-in deals.

John Blair
Partner
Corporate Finance Advisory
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0141 204 6650
Linzi Wilson
Partner
Corporate Finance Advisory
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0141 204 6650