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Team Engagement
Market Insight
Investor Analysis
Negotiation of Terms
Working with the chosen bidder
  • Preparation is critical
  • Help team land on and express to bidders a single clear vision for the business
  • Gain in-depth understanding of individual team members’ aspirations
  • Help coalesce and prioritise requirements

Provide background to current market practice

Indicate likely spread of terms in context of business plan

Discuss cash-out, rollover and softer issues

Provide insight to bidder approaches

Background to individuals as well as institutions

Help with direct references on bidders, “your due diligence”

Can suggest other potential bidders as appropriate

Focus on key financial and commercial issues of all bidders

Negotiate directly with bidders, provide “management buffer

Help you make the best choice of investment partner

Support lawyers on negotiation of service and shareholder agreements

Support on other key legal agreements and tax arrangements

Agree board composition and reporting

Help identify suitable chair and non-exec candidates

Finalise terms and support the team through to completion

Help with internal/external communication

"Whether you are pro-actively planning to sell your company or have an interested party unexpectedly reach out you will need a partner that takes the time to truly understands you, your business and the process. I cannot recommend The PCB team highly enough for their professionalism, diligence, and real-world experience. Not only did Brett and the team help me navigate the complexity of the process and the mechanics behind the deal they ensured the deal was right for the right reasons - cultural fit, shared values, future sustainability, and growth. PCB were an integral part of getting a great deal over the line - from introduction to completion. "

Previous Founder and CEO of Graymatter and now proud Partner of REPLY Graymatter

"We Partner with PCB to find us special assets in particular market segments of Consulting and Digital Services. The PCB Partners have worked at senior levels in our industry and indeed have entrepreneurs in their firm, that have successfully built and sold their own consulting businesses. This first-hand experience, their technology domain expertise and their deep network of industry contacts, is a fundamental factor of their success. They always deliver to the brief quickly and discreetly, that ultimately has led in 2020 to two acquisitions in our UK region bolstering our Cloud capability and our Financial Services industry group. I have to say they completely met our expectations, bringing a unique blend of real world experience and professionalism into the buying process – and as a result have gained our trust and the trust of our targets quickly. Their approach and experience was ultimately a key factor in successfully closing out our deals and we will look forward to working with Ben and Brett on future pursuits."

Senior Partner and Head of M&A, Reply

"As one of Accenture’s trusted partners, PCB works closely with Accenture’s Corporate Development leaders. Working with PCB allows us to benefit from PCB’s depth of reach into the Technology Services SMB sector to help identify and qualify high growth, differentiated, founder managed businesses with the right cultural DNA match with Accenture. Their attention to detail in all facets of helping to originate a deal is always impressive."

Senior Managing Director, Accenture

"We engaged PCB to assist us sourcing a distinct target asset in a specific segment. The task was essential to BIP's strategy to plug a gap in its capability to drive growth and momentum in key markets. It needed to be done discreetly and at pace, but with utmost professional qualification. Ben and Brett’s knowledge covers the gamut of the consulting market with deep and strong relationships with key mid-size European consulting assets. The PCB team delivered to the brief with a level of service that fully satisfied BIP and the firm would not hesitate in re-engaging to help in future critical activity."

Chief Executive Officer, Bip Consulting

"We use PCB as a trusted partner with specialised expertise. They work closely with our key stakeholders and have a strong understanding of our business. We have seen on many M&A strategic assignments that PCB has an intimate network and sector insights that we can leverage to inform our executive decisions."

Managing Director UK&I, HPE

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