EQ Celebrates £300M Corporate Finance Success

Category: Corporate Finance - Posted On: Apr 2 2018

EQ as a firm, have completed Corporate Finance assignments worth £300M in just two years.

With offices in Dundee, Forfar, Glenrothes and Cupar, we employ over 100 members of staff and have 15 Partners.

We pride ourselves on building strong relationships to work with our clients throughout their journey, whether that may be securing finance to buy a new business, land, buildings and machinery through to succession planning, valuations or selling the business.

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EQ Accountants Partners, from L-R: Mark Gibson, Mark Smeaton, David Morrison, Steven Todd, Louise Grant & Ross Oliphant

Our EQ Corporate Finance team is represented throughout the firm, with a Corporate Finance partner based in each office.

Ross Oliphant, Partner and Chartered Tax Advisor in our Glenrothes office said, “We are specialists when it comes to helping clients achieve their business and personal goals, whether it be acquiring, raising capital, restructuring or selling.

“We have a breadth of experience in Corporate Finance; our specialists understand the personal and emotional aspects of every corporate transaction. We apply original thinking alongside our strong technical expertise and in-depth understanding and knowledge of the tax environment to ensure the best outcome for the client.

“That experience is strengthened by our strong network of contacts with niche providers across all sectors, from Engineering and Construction to Healthcare and Leisure, all of whom are fundamental to our success and who add value to our client offer.”

As a firm, we complete around 50 deals a year for UK based and international clients, most of them between £1 million and £25 million. We have also had access to international support through our membership of Kreston International, which gives clients vital local information when they are looking internationally.

Our team regularly handle Corporate Finance transactions for clients, including recent work with Kirkcaldy based CMP Alloys, suppliers of specialist steel and nickel alloys who recently asked EQ to help sell their business to an international company. We assisted the directors in preparing for the sale, taking pressure away by negotiating on their behalf, ensuring they achieved the best outcome.

Graeme Portwood, former Director of CMP Alloys, commented, “We are delighted with the way EQ handled our negotiations over the past few weeks. It was an education watching the team move through their paces throughout the negotiations; at no point did they make us feel vulnerable. We knew we were in safe hands”.

For more information or advice on any corporate finance matter, contact us by calling your local office or email info@eqaccountants.co.uk.