Management Buyouts


The Directors at Ballard Evans have many years experience in arranging Management Buyouts (MBOs), which often require complex funding arrangements, through a combination of private equity and debt.

The first stage of an MBO is always to assess the deliverablity of such a transaction, taking into account the business in question, the strengths (and any weaknesses which may need addressing) of the management team, the availability of funding and the expectations of the vendor.

We will work with the management team to develop their business plan and financial forecasts, evaluating the funding requirements. We will then work with the management team and funders to structure a suitable funding package which maximises management equity. We will project manage the entire transaction, co-ordinating the efforts of all advisors to ensure that completion is achieved as timely as possible. Our approach is highly discreet, as naturally we are conscious that MBOs are often highly sensitive.

Our experience allows us to successfully manage the relationship between management and vendor.

If you would like to discuss any of these matters, please contact :

Jonathan Ballard

Tel: +44 (0)161 836 6870