We specialise in M&A advisory and transaction services across a variety of sectors, typically focusing on deals valued up to £50m. We advise our clients on all aspects of the transaction from conception through to completion.
Our ability to complete transactions is enhanced by our strong relationships within the traditional banking, private equity, alternative finance and legal world.
Our team has received industry wide endorsement including; Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year (South East Dealmakers Awards, 2017), UK Regional Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the year (ACQ 5 Global Awards, 2017) and Technology Advisory Firm of the Year (Fintech Awards 2018).
We are headquartered in central London, with regional corporate finance teams in Winchester (covering the Solent Region) and Maidstone (covering Kent & Sussex).
Our association with Wilkins Kennedy allows us to operate out of all 17 firm offices throughout the South of England. We benefit from access to substantial additional resources when needed in terms of expertise, logistical support and the ability to manage international transactions.
WK is the principal UK member of Allinial Global, which is the 5th largest professional service association in the world with collective revenues approaching $3bn.
“Andy Coghlan assisted the team in their negotiations with Mobeus, clearly explaining the funding structure and guiding us through the investment process.”
"We are delighted with Livingbridge's investment which will enable us to scale up our business and further develop our offer for consumers. Thanks to WKCF's expertise and professionalism, we found this to be a straight forward process where they were always on hand to give us pragmatic advice at every stage."
“I've worked with WKCF on a number of transactions. What I like about their FDD offering is that it's not a one-size fits all approach. The report was concise and addressed the key areas succinctly.”
"Andy and the team at WKCF were great to work with on the entire process, from the initial production of the Information Memorandum, through to the various discussions with the many interested parties that they introduced to us, to the final deal that was agreed with Adept. They took time to really understand us and our Company and led the sale in a very professional, but friendly way. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone else considering a sale of business."
"WK Corporate Finance advised us on the sale of our business to a much larger company that specialises in acquisitions. WKCF provided us with the support, knowledge and pragmatic advice that we required to be able to sense check the more difficult decisions we were required to make during the negotiation."
“The WKCF team led by Dan Nixon were an integral part of this deal process. Their expertise and professionalism was an obvious attribute from the outset so I was never in doubt that this would be a success."
"We chose WK Corporate Finance as our Financial Due Diligence partner to their depth of expertise in the asset backed lending sector, which was critical to understanding the unique business model and bespoke lending practices of Reward Finance Group. Dan Nixon and his team demonstrated high quality project management, delivering an insightful report to a tight timetable. They were a pleasure to deal with and I look forward to working with them again in the future."
“Andy has advised us since the original MBO in 2008, including the BGF investment in 2014 and through to the sale to TEQ. His advice throughout has been invaluable and we are delighted that TEQ have retained him to continue to work with us into the future.”
“We could not have done this deal were it not for the input of the guys at WKCF. They prepared our business plan for us and negotiated the best terms for the deal. Their help was invaluable.”
“We were extremely impressed with WKCF on this transaction. They ran a smooth and efficient process. They introduced us to a number of relevant investors and negotiated excellent investment terms on our behalf - when it came down to decision time, I have to say that we were spoilt for choice. We will be enlisting their services again as we continue to focus on growing our business.”
“Andy Coghlan and Charlie Copp supported our purchase of RCI Ltd. The WK team helped us to develop a proposition that enabled a funding partner, Caple, to be secured. In addition, they sourced a high quality ABL finance line with Arbuthnot and the time and attention to detail that the team provided was critical to the successful purchase. We look forward to working with WK in the future on further acquisitions to our portfolio of businesses"
I have completed on a number of sales and acquisitions in the past. However when I decided to sell CODE, Andy Coghlan and his firm WK Corporate Finance were recommended to me. After interviewing a few potential advisers I settled on WK and I would say that it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did Andy and Charlie Copp work hard to find the best deal, they gave me timely and effective advice when I needed it, they facilitated the progress of the transaction when it hit inevitable road bumps and they provided extensive assistance with the due diligence process. Andy and Charlie worked hard to facilitate completion accounts accurately and fairly. I would say that they showed the highest levels of professionalism and expertise at all stages.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Kew Media Group. As we strategized with WKCF on how best to elevate TCB to the next level, it was quickly apparent that Kew fitted the bill. With its established distribution footprint, growing stable of production entities, heavyweight management team and access to capital markets, we believe we have found the perfect partner to assist us as we continue to build scale in the international distribution business!”
“WKCF deliver a high quality, commercially focused and efficient due diligence service. Their input has been invaluable and I look forward to working with the team again on future investments.”
“We have worked with WKCF in a transaction support capacity across a variety of deals in the recent past. The consistent quality of the financial due diligence and advisory services they provide, as again evidenced in this transaction with ACC Aviation, has established WKCF as one of our key advisory partners."
“I am sure there is no way this transaction would have happened without you. As a buyer of entrepreneurial companies, we see all kinds of intermediaries, and often all kinds of chaos. You were extremely professional and organised every step of the way and served your client very well.”
"Andy and the team at WKCF helped us secure the best possible deal with Elephant and oversaw a smooth process through to completion."
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