Selling a private business is usually a once in a lifetime opportunity. We make it happen.
We specialise in the sale of companies with revenues typically from £5M-£50M.
Our clients engage us to identify suitable buyers and to confidentially manage the complete sale process through to a successful transaction.
Engaging our services allows the business owner to retain focus on their business during a company sale. We provide expert guidance, strategic advice and discrete negotiation to reach a successful deal.
We have supported business owners within a wide range of verticals such as industrial automation, aerospace and defence, information technology, food & beverage, healthcare and medical devices to name a few. Our clients choose to work with us because of our industry know-how, research capability, experience and global connections.
With roots originally in global business leadership at a senior level, we understand the key drivers that lead corporate buyers to acquire smaller companies. This lends us the key advantage that we can identify how and where our client’s business can add value – i.e. create synergy.
By thinking strategically about our client’s business and carefully matching buyer with seller, we create the optimum conditions for a successful deal.
As well as providing all financial models and bespoke company presentation documents, one of our key strengths is our ability to research global markets for potential buyers. Even though most of our clients are experts in their chosen field, we frequently present potential buyers previously unknown to our client – but ideally matching the criteria for an acquisition.
Our 15-strong virtual team is made up of experienced researchers and analysts. Each client project is led personally by our Managing Director. To date, we have delivered successful deals in South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Germany, UK and Ireland.
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We provide a range of tailored exit-solutions such as...
For private business owners wishing to sell, we provide a comprehensive company sale service. From initial instruction through to completed sale, we specialise in identifying strategic buyers both nationally and globally.
Advisory & Growth
For private business owners wishing to create maximum value for an eventual exit, we provide specialist advisory support. With a strong understanding of market value, we help shape and execute growth and exit strategies.
For corporate firms wishing to acquire bolt-on acquisitions or technology extensions, we provide a forensic research capability together with financial & strategic analysis. We provide global outreach, deal-making and co-ordination of due-diligence.
Supported by an exceptional team, our Managing Director provides hands-on leadership.
Prior to leading TheNonExec, Justin Levine enjoyed a fast-track career as a Managing Director and Vice-President with global energy & automation solutions giant Schneider Electric. He led various companies across Europe, Asia Pacific and the US before forming a French-based strategy consulting firm in 2005.
Returning to the UK in 2007, Justin provided strategic guidance to a number of prominent companies, before striking out full-time in mergers and acquisitions in 2011. With a keen focus on creating a world-class service aimed at private business owners, the business has expanded to bring in various specialists in research and financial analysis together with a graphic design team capable of delivering an exceptional level of client presentation. Based around a virtual office from the outset, the company is able to support client-engagements throughout the UK and overseas.
Justin Levine was educated at Imperial College (Aeronautical Engineering) and Kingston Business School (MBA). He is a guest-speaker at the West London Business Forum and acts as a non-executive Director to several successful companies.
20+ years global experience
The business started in the field of expertise that was most familiar with our Managing Director. Having spent almost two decades operating as an engineer / MD within manufacturing and technology, client projects naturally began with an engineering bias.
The business can now count a growing number of clients and transactions that have broadened our field of expertise considerably. We have successfully handled projects that have encompassed manufacturing, IT, technology and construction, as well as a raft of companies that provide wholesale, distribution and retail services – not only in the areas we began with, but as diverse as food and beverage, home & leisure, building products, transportation, electronics and e-commerce.
Our ethos from the beginning was that a successful deal – the best price with a buyer that was aligned to our client’s business, was only possible if we could ensure that every potential buyer that was relevant to our client’s business, is included in our outreach.
We did not want to rely on industry databases and M&A platforms that are the typical backbone of the corporate finance / M&A industry. Instead, we wanted to provide a primary research capability that could be engaged to identify any type of buyer, from any type of industry, from wherever we deem it geographically necessary to include.
With an investment of at least 100 – 150 man-days in research for every client project we handle, we now know that our research capability is very strong. As such, we continue to broaden the industry verticals we operate within.
We have a growing reputation as one of the best exit advisory boutiques to work with in the south-west.
Projects over the years have covered sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, technology, IT, wholesale, distribution, healthcare, digital, retail, food & beverage & education.
Our forte lies with investing sufficient quality time with each client to truly understand his or her company, market and USP.
Many of our client projects remain confidential due to the various partners we work with. But where possible, we can publicise selected past clients across a variety of projects.