Case study - M.P. (Eastern) Limited - Business Sale

Case study - M.P. (Eastern) Limited - Business Sale

The deal

M.P. (Eastern) Limited provides anodising and electroplating services to a variety of industries including oil & gas, aerospace & defence, automotive, packaging machinery and general engineering industries throughout the UK and internationally.

MHA Larking Gowen assisted the shareholders in the sale of the business to private equity investors, Symphony Alpha Limited.

Key highlights

The buyer was sourced from MHA Larking Gowen’s acquisition watching brief service, which has over 100 active business buyers looking for businesses across a range of sectors.

Richard Guise, director and shareholder of M.P. (Eastern) Limited, said:
“Jack and Matt helped make what can be a very stressful process as straight forward as possible. They and the team at MHA Larking Gowen have been both personable and professional throughout the transaction and always on hand to talk through any questions or queries.”

Jack Minns, MHA Larking Gowen manager, said:
“Richard and Mike deserve huge credit for developing such a successful and well respected business within its industry. We wish Mike a long and happy retirement and Richard all the best in continuing to build the business with the new owners, Symphony Alpha.”

Our role
MHA Larking Gowen provided assistance throughout the whole sales process, including:
• Preparing the sales documentation
• Marketing the business for sale, identifying and directly approaching potential buyers
• Reviewing offers and negotiating with interested parties
• Choosing the preferred bidder and agreeing heads of terms
• Tax advice and structuring the deal
• Assisting solicitors to draft the legal paperwork


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