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We are an independent firm of corporate finance to SME's with a special focus on dynamic companies. We are committed to progress, added value and cost effectiveness. We take pride in taking the extra mile to support our clients and make a difference where it matters
Our services to our clients include :
We are an approved "Corporate Adviser" of the PLUS market, a new Stock Exchange in London, the world’s premier financial centre. PLUS is a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) operating primary (IPO) and secondary (raising equity) market services for domestic and international companies.
PLUS is a dedicated market for dynamic SME’s and it has a unique regulatory framework that balances the needs of growing SME’s and the investors.
We can advise and sponsor companies seeking listing on the PLUS market by introduction, private placement or floatation (IPO). We understand the processes and pressures involved in the "metamorphosis" that a company would need to go through. We will provide all the support needed, including, a period of "grooming" the company, to become ready for listing on the market.
A listing of a company on the PLUS market will create a good number of significant commercial and financial advantages as the key benefits listed below show:
Further, a listing on the PLUS market would still retain all tax advantages that a small private company and its shareholders currently enjoy under the existing tax legislation in the UK and introduce some more, as the benefits itemised below show:
Maxim Corporate Finance LLP offers professional services with a distinct approach:
All companies that are admitted to the PLUS market have to appoint and retain a PLUS approved Corporate Adviser to help it with its obligations under PLUS rules. Maxim Corporate Finance LLP prides itself on building a lasting relationship with its client companies and providing personal attention at all times; and it is very well positioned to fulfill this role for its PLUS quoted client companies.
We prepare business plans for client companies for a variety of reasons including: fund raising, PLUS listing, mergers or as an on-going tool to monitor business performance. We can assist in the preparation of the plan and its supporting financial projections as well as other related documents.
We match private companies with the appropriate type and sources of capital. We focus on companies seeking to raise between £1m and £20 million. In a typical fund raising exercise we may also involve our preferred FSA approved advisors, structure the offer, assist in preparing the selling documentation, identify and introduce the company to potential investors and debt finance providers, negotiate the offer price and assist in executing the transaction. We have access to all types of potential investors from private individuals and venture capitalists through to financial institutions.
After a rigorous search and careful analysis we will seek out the target companies, establish contact and make formal introductions. We will pre sell the concept of a partnership and will report back to you on their fit with your objectives. We will support you with our negotiation skills and help you secure the optimum deal. We will assist during the contract negotiation process and ensure a successful completion.
By appraising your company and the objectives of its management and shareholders we can seek out the practical possibilities of realising its full value including the options available for realizing value. If you decide to proceed we will use our knowledge of the market and our specialist research skills to define your sales proposition and highlight the value of your business. We scan various databases to draw up a list of potential buyers that could fulfill your requirements.
Once you have short-listed your preferred partners, we will establish contact at the highest level with the appropriate companies, make the introduction, manage the negotiation process and complete the transaction smoothly.
We can provide you the expertise and conduct the due diligence of your target company with maximum effectiveness to uncover all the important issues that you must know about. The report will assist in a number of ways:
In this final stage of buying a business the seller provides access to its books, records and files and it is important to maximize the benefits of this established practice in an acquisition exercise. You will have a pre-determined period to investigate the information that you have been given so far.
This is also the phase when the seller may make its most expensive mistakes that can help the buyer.
Our objective is to assist businesses with specialist tax planning by providing a range of unique strategies that address the needs of entrepreneurs, their companies and other high net worth individuals.
This portfolio of tax planning strategies covers tax mitigation and deferral and is continually evolving to reflect the changing circumstances of clients, tax legislation and new tax planning ideas.
We can help assist with a number of registration processes and accreditations that will greatly help your company to be more successful in fund raising, asset protection and enhanced profile.
The service will include advice and assistance about the relevance and benefits as well as the eligibility and the registration processes for your company in divers areas such as:
We can provide professional expertise and assistance to help you make the most of the MBO that could be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for financial success and security. We can guide you through what can be a long and pressurized process with many distinct aspects such as:
We can conduct a comprehensive operational and financial review of your company in the form of a business analysis and business process questions to asses whether there are hidden financial and operational problems or opportunities. We will produce a report and a plan of action for harnessing opportunities and solving problems and a review of your business objectives and strategic options.
If you would like a printable copy of the information contained within our web site then the Maxim LLP Brochure is available here.