We provide discreet, confidential advice to management teams and company boards.

For managers contemplating a buy-out, we will act as a negotiation buffer between the management team and the shareholders while providing tactical and technical support around business planning and deal structuring. We offer direct access to the most relevant private equity investors and lenders and are focused on securing the best possible equity deal for management from a compatible investor.

In secondary buy-outs, we deliver bespoke advice to management shareholders looking to maximise their proceeds on the exit while securing the most favourable reinvestment terms from their new financial partner.

We provide independent expert advice to public company boards on all aspects of M&A and Debt Advisory transactions, including ‘public-to-private’ transactions, responding to unsolicited approaches, Rule 3 advice on takeover offers and creating a discreet competitive sale process within the tight constraints of the UK Takeover Code.

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What our clients say

Peter Smith, CEO

“This is an incredibly exciting next phase in Musto’s evolution and we are invigorated by the prospect of working with a business as complementary to our own as Helly Hansen. We look forward to leveraging Helly Hansen’s global network and R&D capabilities, as we grow our market leading position in sailing, country and outdoor apparel. Livingstone provided great advice and guidance to the team whenever we needed them and their tireless support helped the deal to proceed smoothly and quickly. It has been a genuine pleasure to work with Simon and Jamie who added tremendous value alongside our other advisers in a big team effort.”