Why choose PCB?
PCB are the leading specialist Buy-Side advisor in the evolving Technology eco-systems and business services markets.
We are paid and retained by our clients to source off-market, under the radar assets – the best businesses in the world, who don’t necessarily have a ‘for sale’ sign above their door.
We bring our clients unique access to under the radar sub £250 million assets.
Our team has unrivalled experience from entrepreneurs to PE industry heavyweights and deal-making senior leaders.
Our extensive following in the digital marketplace means we are able to validate targets with the relevant platform ecosystem CEO’s.
We have years of experience vetting and validating prospects at founder level which saves you time and ultimately money.
We find things that others don’t.
We avoid costly bidding wars with rival buyers.
We persuade sellers not looking to exit, that now is the right time to sell and that you are the right strategic acquirer.
Deal execution process
Define strategic objectives and acquisition criteria.
Examine strategic options.
Match criteria to market realities.
Identify and analyse targets by horizontal capability and vertical sector.
Gather appropriate information about people & culture, financials, ownership structure and market position of potential targets.
Delivering the long list.
Contact the Targets to initiate discussions and conduct personal meetings as appropriate between PCB Partners and Target firms
Evaluate Targets’ interest
Analyse the competences and fit of Targets willing to enter into negotiations
Present results of this analysis
Facilitate meetings between for selected Targets to progress acquisition discussions
Advise on negotiations with respect to the proposed acquisition with the Target’s management, shareholders and advisers as appropriate;
Attend meetings and give advice relating to the documentation by which the transaction is to be effected
Prepare detailed timetables of events in consultation and its other advisers and seek to ensure that other advisers meet deadlines implicit in such timetables;
Coordinate and conduct, as necessary, meetings with other advisers, including the coordination of due diligence
PCB carry out other ad hoc duties as may be agreed with the client, which are relevant having regard to the nature of the Transaction
"We’re extremely appreciative for PCB Partners role in our acquisition of Pracedo. They were instrumental in helping us to make a compelling case to Pracedo as to why we would be a strong partner in the next evolution of their growth to become a leading SFDC partners globally. The PCB team was extremely responsive, attentive to detail, and dedicated to producing the best outcome possible for Collabera Digital. Their support extends to all facets of M&A from sourcing to deal execution. This would not have been possible without the relentless folks at PCB. "
SVP Corporate Development, Collabera Digital
"Congratulations Ben on this deal. We can all be very proud of this deal that will set the scene in the digital market in Italy, creating a new powerful champion for the digital growth of my country "
CEO, Atos Italia
"ECI successfully sold Edenhouse, the UK’s largest independent SAP consultancy, to Accenture in February of 2021. PCB Partners were instrumental in brokering the vital early stages of the transaction, by bringing the two parties together and ensuring the interests of all parties were aligned up front and early on in the process. This was an important and valuable exercise for ECI that ultimately led to a very successful outcome for ourselves, the founder and major shareholder in the business and Accenture. "
Partner, ECI Partners
"PCB partners is one of the few M&A specialists having an accurate vision on how trends currently at work in the company transformation value chain should be read. From my industrial investor standpoint, I trust their capacity to originate the right deal situations to fit our expansion strategy and advise us on the best stance to smoothly close them. "
Senior Managing Director, OnePoint
"Proxima is a world-leading procurement and supply chain consultancy. In 2019, we decided to look at all the exit options for shareholders to provide liquidity and also support the business in its future growth ambitions. We appointed Tim Farazmand and his team at PCB Partners as Management Advisors to the team because they understood the sector and had deep experience of the private equity community. They provided valuable insights into private equity and helped the management team evaluate all options; in September 2021 Proxima completed a corporate recapitalisation. "
Chairman, Proxima Group
"We have been working with PCB Partners to accelerate our development in the UK. They brought a deep knowledge of the consulting market in the UK, which helped us to accelerate the screening and initiate meaningful conversations with relevant targets. And they added continuously value during the execution of the deal, securing the process until the closing. I look forward working with the team on new opportunities. "
Strategic Development Director, Wavestone