M&A Buy-side Advisory


You understand your company better than anyone

It is why management teams are often best placed to lead a company to its next phase of growth. 

So, it is not surprising that management buy-outs (MBOs) are often a favoured option for succession since the rewards of ownership can be significant. Whilst fulfilling the owners aspirations for the business’ longevity and realising their investment.

Nevertheless, the risks and pitfalls can be plentiful which is where Gambit’s extensive experience enables us to assist management teams assess commercial feasibility, access funding and structure a deal that financially balances them and addresses their vision for the business. 

All our transactions are partner-led so you can rely on our insight and expertise at every stage of the MBO process. We facilitate discussions with owners and funders, minimize risk by challenging the business model and secure the finance necessary to deliver the acquisition. 

We will work with you to ensure: 

  • An affordable price is paid for the business that is affordable
  • Potential change of control issues are identified and resolved at the earliest opportunity
  • The financial structure put in place will support your growth plans and financial projections
  • You can remain focussed on business; its operational and strategic priorities whilst the transaction proceeds


And we’ll ensure that ownership will enable you to turn your vision into reality.


We would be delighted to hear from you and see if we can help with your project or point you in the right direction.

MBO’s deals advised by Gambit

Management Buy-out
Just Love Food Company
Acquisition, Sale
Specialist Mortgage Group
CMC Partnership Global
Management Buy-out
Management Buy-out
Minerva Laboratories & Ultrawave
Shareholder Buy-Out
Management Buy-out
Accessory Bits (ABL)

Other Services

M&A Buy-side Advisory

Gambit’s team provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyse valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

M&A Sell-side Advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at Gambit help owners determine financial and personal objectives. CFI’s extensive sector reach can help best position the company in the market while ensuring a compelling, value-focused message. This same expertise allows for a focused and constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirers and private equity groups.

Capital Raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and consistent access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, Gambit’s debt and capital raising team can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, financing a cross-border acquisition, completing a management buyout, or refinancing an existing lender.

Restructuring & Distressed Solutions

Seasoned Gambit professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods. We can evaluate strategic and restructuring options, and position the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

Consultancy, Research & Valuations

Valuation experts at Gambit understand value drivers and the process of creating value. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation need. Our full range of services includes a Value Maximisation Review process to prepare for a business fundraise, acquisition or disposal. We provide analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes. The firm has extensive experience and in-house designed tools to assist owners with Succession Planning strategies.

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