Management Buy-Outs (MBOs) are often an efficient option for sellers

MBOs can be initiated by the seller and are attractive to senior management teams that are ambitious and want to continue to grow the business they already run. By taking the MBO approach, owners may complete a sale quicker and be assured that the company moves to new owners that they already know and trust. The process is usually more confidential than a sale process.

We advise management teams and work alongside funders to complete MBOs

Our experienced small and mid-market corporate finance advisers will support and drive the MBO process, ensuring that all parties involved achieve a win : win outcome.

The key challenge is the determining the most appropriate level and source of MBO funding

Each member of the management team needs to invest personally into the buy-out. The amount varies between funders and according to personal circumstances.

We will assist in the preparation of a business plan and set of integrated financial forecasts in a form expected by and acceptable to funders and investors.  With these pieces of information, we leverage our extensive network to access debt and MBO private equity funding as appropriate.

Our team of experienced advisers will manage the whole process

We create a project plan including business planning and forecasting, negotiation and fundraising. We assist in financial and legal due diligence planning and execution. We seek to identify and mitigate potential areas of conflict before they arise. Our project management through to legal completion is designed to allow business owners and management teams to remain focused on the day to day running of the business.

If you wish to discuss how a management buy-out could work for you, please contact us directly for a no obligation and confidential discussion by calling our team of specialists on +44(0)203 011 5303, +44(0)115 880 0303 or +44(0)116 344 0443 or email


"I believe our deal would not have happened without Translink’s experience and involvement.  They put the deal together for us, arranged the funding and particularly in the later stages of the process resolved the issues we asked of them.  I recommend Translink's advice and experience for any team contemplating a management buy-out."

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