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None of us had done anything like this before, but it was all very well explained by Shorts

Steve Bowling - Director FDW Ltd

John Collumbine – Vendor

“I was originally introduced to Shorts when attending a Seminar hosted by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, where Andy Ryder was one of the speakers.”

“After the presentation, I saw Andy chatting to an individual that I knew had recently completed a successful business sale, so I asked Andy the question – Do you think I can sell my business?  He said “Yes” and that’s where it all began.  Shorts always explained everything really well and guided us through the process.  None of us knew what to expect, it was new ground for us all.”

Steve Bowling – Purchaser

“John mentioned that he wanted to sell the business, and he said that he’d like to sell it to us – to give us the first go at it.  He wants to see that name carry on and to see the business grow and he gave us that opportunity.”

“Obviously, we’d not done anything like this before – It was all totally new to me and Derek, but it was very well explained by Shorts. One of the biggest things was all the legal jargon. Shorts explained it at a level we could understand and we were comfortable with. It was reassuring to have Shorts to fall back on and to ask questions.  Working with Shorts was certainly a positive experience and we are now ready for the challenges ahead.”


Shorts Services

Corporate Finance
  • Preparation of detailed monthly financial projections for submission to Calverton Finance
  • Advice on the funding capacity of the business and consideration of a suitable funding structure
  • Advice on the formulation of the offer to acquire the Company and negotiation of Heads of Agreement with the Seller
  • Attending meetings with buyers and leading negotiations on their behalf
  • Close interaction with Calverton Finance throughout
  • Project managing the transaction to legal completion

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