"We were extremely pleased with the service received from Spectrum and for their support through every step of the process. Having grown the business from start-up it was critical for us to find the right partner to move forward with. Key to this was Spectrum’s deep knowledge of the private equity markets and their ability to introduce us to a number of potential investors who quickly understood the business, shared our enthusiasm and ambition for the market opportunity, and could readily work alongside our team to add value in the years to come. "
"Spectrum were the perfect partner for Virgin Wines and we couldn’t have achieved our management buy-out without them. From the very start, right through to completion, they guided us through every aspect of the process, introduced us to the right investment partners and were calm, supportive and professional . I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Spectrum to anyone who wants a top corporate finance team to help and support them through any acquisition process."
"Spectrum provided a phenomenal service to the shareholders in identifying the purchaser and presenting our business, and then in the detailed negotiations that followed. We just would not have got this deal done without their tremendous energy and commitment to the transaction, from the start to the finish. I would recommend them to anyone considering a sale of their business."
The Training Room
"Spectrum’s help in securing the investment for TTR in its next stage of its development was invaluable. They provided real hands on advice throughout the process and really understood the business to ensure they brought in the right partner for both me and the business. Fund raising can be a long, challenging process and it was great to have the Spectrum team alongside us to anticipate and resolve issues as well as ensure we had some fun along the way."
Create Health Limited
"We met Clive from Spectrum and immediately realised that he was a consummate professional who instantly recognised the ethical dimension of the work we were doing and why it was important to make "Natural and Mild IVF" widely available. Clive took us painlessly through the complex process of securing private equity funding. We will always be grateful to them for their time and expertise in completing this deal in a remarkably short period of time."
"We chose Spectrum Corporate Finance following an independent introduction and recommendation. Clive and his team have been absolutely excellent. At the beginning, they did a great deal of essential preparatory work - in a matter of days - to enable us to begin discussions with potential partners. Clive clearly has enormous experience in this field, and a long track record of success. We would never have reached a successful outcome without his advice and judgement. "
"The Spectrum team made a compelling pitch which picked up on our central issue – that this was a two part role. Finding both the right equity and debt partners is essential in house building as we buy multiple sites and need constant communication to move matters forward in a timely fashion. We were fortunate to attract a number of offers and Ian worked closely with management to make our selection and then drive the deal to a close. we were delighted with the choice we made and definitely had the best team by our side. "
"We were grateful to Spectrum for the experience and market perspective that they brought to this transaction and the very supportive and committed involvement right from the outset. We have been impressed with Spectrum not only in their ability to navigate the complexities and challenges of today’s debt markets, but in quickly building a clear understanding of our business model and developing a productive working relationship with us, as well as aiding the negotiations on several fronts."
Oliver Smith & Partners
"Spectrum worked tirelessly right from the outset through to completion to ensure that the transaction was delivered within a relatively short time frame, despite an intensive due diligence process and the challenges of the summer holiday season. They adopted a robust, yet pragmatic approach to navigating potential deal issues, and applied great attention to detail throughout the lifespan of the transaction."
Connection Capital (Virgin Wines)
"Spectrum were exceptional in their tenacity and creativity both in putting together the funding for the management buy out and in ensuring that the opportunity came back to the team in the face of trade competition. Simon was engaged with a high level of partner involvement which helped to address a number of technical and commercial issues."
"We were very pleased with the service and hands on support provided by Spectrum who played a pivotal role in many stages of the transaction and were instrumental in the successful completion of our deal. Spectrum showed an excellent awareness of the challenges involved in the process allied to a deep knowledge and understanding of the debt markets. We have been impressed by Spectrum and commend them highly."
MacuVision Europe Limited
"Spectrum successfully helped us sell our business. The process was so much easier with the help of Simon and Bilal. They went beyond the call of duty and helped in every step to fulfil our dreams. Selling a business is not easy but with the right people at Spectrum, the whole process was less stressful as they had our interests at heart and the fundamental knowledge to advise us to get the best deal that was right for us."
Clarendon Business Centres
"Spectrum were instrumental in our negotiations and excelled in their support in all aspects of the deal. Their expertise and depth of knowledge on debt financing, company structure and accountancy helped Clarendon secure excellent terms and a smooth transaction. Communication through all of the teams' experts was seamless, reliable and consistent. The immediate post deal support has assured us that we chose the perfect team to guide us through our first acquisition."
"We have worked with Spectrum over a number of years to position the business for this sale process, and to position us for our next phase of development and growth. The Spectrum team of Simon, Ian and James supported us superbly throughout what was a complex transaction, offering pragmatic and professional advice, often mixed with great humour when required! We are delighted with the outcome, and to be working alongside Baird Capital to develop the business further and serve our valued client base."
"Spectrum worked tirelessly to support the Management Team and maintain momentum throughout the MBO process. The team were quick to build an understanding of our business and applied great attention to detail in all aspects of the transaction. They were instrumental in our negotiations and structuring the deal. Key to this was Spectrum’s deep knowledge of the private equity markets and their ability to introduce us to a number of potential investors."
Contractor Mortgages Made Easy
"The acquisition of Contractor Financials Ltd, coupled with the investment from Livingbridge, will allow us to create a market leading proposition and build a best of breed business with a view to serving the financial interests of the contractor freelancing community. Working with Spectrum has been an absolute pleasure - a combination of fun and focus. What became clear to me was that they were the team to get the deal over the line."