Great exits transform fund performance 

Your primary objective

The sale of your portfolio businesses at top prices, but without giving normal reps and warranties.

Your concerns?

Choosing the M&A advisor for an exit

It's common to use your influence over a sale mandate to reward deal-flow donors or to return other banking favours. But it's impossible to keep everyone happy, whatever the outcome. Now whereas it used to be safe to assume that M&A advice is pretty much a commodity, Shield's track record of remarkable results is challenging that. Can you really afford to forgo the kind of exit that could transform the IRR of a whole fund?

Which M&A firms will devote sustained attention to small and mid-cap deals?

Shield certainly will. Without the heavy overheads of a big firm. Shield attacks opportunities right across the deal size spectrum, from £5m to £500m. We know all about the "small company discount", and how to mitigate it, too. Our professional project management, combined with extensive sale process experience, ensures that your process will run smoothly and to term.

When is the best time to sell?

As a private equity practitioner, you know better than anyone that timing is everything. Shield specialises in clarifying the potential of a business and quantifying synergies. That provides the best basis for deciding when to press the exit button.

Is the business well prepared for sale?

By reviewing a business from a buyer's perspective and articulating future growth potential, Shield helps ensure that price and terms will be optimised when the business is brought to market.

Shield's commitment to Private Equity

We understand the specific needs of private equity fund managers in relation to M&A transactions, both on the buy-side and the sell-side. By ensuring that these needs are properly addressed, Shield enables private equity funds to compete effectively as buyers, and succeed in maximising their gains as sellers.

Shield's sponsorship of the BVCA and European Private Equity Summit & Awards is an expression of our commitment to the industry.


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