Family/Private Companies


You only sell your business once. At Spectrum we specialise in the sale of privately owned and family run companies and understand the mixture of emotions attached to selling a business that is often a lifetimes work. We have extensive experience of working with business owners and management teams and our primary goal is to make sure that the objectives of the owners are achieved.

A successful transaction is a balance between the price achieved, the structure of the consideration, the timescale to completion and the purchaser’s intentions for the continued development of the business.

At the start we will work closely with you to understand the business and your market in order to be able to properly present the businesses strengths and key differentiators as well as its strategic fit with potential purchasers.

The key to any successful sale is access to a well-researched and pre-qualified range of likely purchasers without compromising the need for confidentiality. We have a track record of identifying purchasers which are not always the obvious candidates through our extensive research capability, our relationships with major acquisitive UK companies, private equity institutions and our international network.

We plan our projects to ensure that interested parties are engaged in a highly competitive process. We will manage all aspects of the sale including preparation of the Information Memorandum, comprehensive buyer research, preparing and rehearsing management presentations, leading commercial negotiations and hands-on project management during the due diligence and legal processes.

We make it our business to be on every call, attend every meeting and review every document in order to drive the project through to final completion. We work exceptionally hard to deliver the transaction for our client, minimising distraction from managing their business and enabling them to focus on key decisions required during the project.

"You only sell your business once. For me this is my life's work and I needed people I could trust and who would command respect from the marketplace. We chose well when we chose Clive and Bilal from Spectrum, and I thank them for a job well done." Mary Channer, Founder, Finders Keepers Limited


Spectrum Corporate Finance was acquired by FRP Advisory Group plc in March 2021. Click here to visit the FRP website.