Buyers like traditional valuations because they focus on past performance, yet no acquirer buys a business based on the past. This belief contends with traditional industry thinking, but our vast experience proves that tradition is wrong.
"throughout the process, right from the very start through to the finish they've been incredibly professional, very careful and I can't recommend them highly enough"
“Kingsbrook were a pleasure to work across the table from on a recent business services acquisition. Neil and Scott, acting for the sellers, professionally navigated: issues of information provision, stakeholder management, and were adept at providing solutions for deal / legal negotiations. We look forward to working with the team again.”
“The Kingsbrook team were a dream to work with. Selling a company is never easy or straightforward but we were guided and supported every step of the way. We definitely made the right choice with Kingsbrook. Andy especially was amazing and even when acquisition fatigue was setting in and frustrating moments arose he was calmly there to pick us up and work through solutions. We really felt he had our back and his knowledge, expertise and people skills were invaluable.”
"Thank you so much, I’ll be forever grateful. Sincerely appreciated. Please do reach out if you think I can help with anything."
"I would very much welcome the opportunity to sit opposite Kingsbrook again"
"Kingsbrook did a superb job for us in getting our details to over 160 businesses from which we had over a dozen NDAs returned. Multiple meetings and down to 3 very interested top quality businesses who were bidding. Ultimately we chose the RSK Group as the best home for our company. Would recommend Luke and his team to anyone looking to sell their life's work, particularly so if in a niche."
"You displayed expertise, professionalism, experience and advice that was invaluable"
"We couldn’t have sold the business on our own. We wouldn't have had an idea where to go, what to do, what the stages of selling a business are. We sold 12 months to the day after signing up with you, and I’m very happy with the result. We got what we hoped to get, and we couldn’t have done that without your help.”
"you did come up with quite a lot of buyers; we presented to about 20 companies and there was about 5 or 6 offers"
“You were recommended to me as great people to deal with and I am glad I came to you. My work life balance is now good and I can take holidays, plus we've done things as a family that we've never done before, so thank you.”
"A skilled advisor is essential. We could never have done it alone. I would say to every business owner; talk to Kingsbrook, talk to these guys. It worked for us. Selling up has been invigorating and a real shot in the arm for the company."
"Kingsbrook will fight your corner and will make sure you walk away with the best possible deal. I highly recommend the Kingsbrook team to successfully negotiate any commercial business deal."
"In terms of the potential buyers that BCMS/Kingsbrook introduced us to, these were of the highest calibre and definitely not from the sources we most expected, with buyers from both the UK and Europe expressing their interest. When it came to meeting the potential buyers and interviewing them to ascertain who might be the best “fit” for the future of the business and our staff, BCMS/Kingsbrook were always on hand to guide and proffer advice, without pushing to cajoling in one direction or another."
"I found out more about my business through you guys than I did myself. Kingsbrook have been fantastic. You did what you said you were going to do."
"I have sold a few companies through you guys and you do what it says on the tin."
"What you did was a lot of research. Very clever research. Put us in front of a lot of great suitors. This gave us three very hot prospects and we did a deal."
"Ours was a very specific business and you brought us buyers that we would never have dreamt of, yet it was a perfect match."
"We weren't sure our business was worth anything, we were wrong. You kept us fully informed with weekly updates. Found hundreds of buyers. I would say to people, follow the procedures, it worked for us and will work for them."
"We sold our software company to a large Australian buyer, and you held our hands and guided us all the way. You chaired every meeting. Our lead advisor, Luke, was very professional and took over the whole process. I totally recommend Kingsbrook."
"Wow, what a journey! In addition to the team being professional, organised and structured, our main takeaway is just how much we have learned. About the sales process, our business, ourselves, what we want for the future, what other people can see about our business that we couldn't.....the list goes on!"
"We would definitely recommend Kingsbrook. If we ever sell again the first place we would come is Kingsbrook."
"Absolutely we would recommend Kingsbrook, we made a good decision, and it couldn’t have gone better for us. We would not have got the price for our business if it wasn’t for you."
"We got to know everybody in the team, see the research department. You understood us as people. I recommend you go and see the team at Kingsbrook."
"I would recommend you as you cover what a director like me needs."
"The system that Kingsbrook used was quite eye opening because it was intensely detailed. Without question I would recommend Kingsbrook."
"The Research was fantastic and the team were amazing, you worked tirelessly. I would highly recommend Kingsbrook, the service we had from the outset was outstanding. We felt you genuinely wanted it to go well"
"The research list was considerable, it was stimulating. The whole process was very professional and the team were supportive. Everything we hoped for was delivered."
"Meeting the bidders was exciting and enjoyable. Kingsbrook were very good. Andy made an enormous difference"
"The staff at Kingsbrook were absolutely great, and we would absolutely recommend you"
"You kept the process moving forward, always positive"
"We had a good feel because it was family run. We met your people and thought ‘yes this is good’"
"The key thing for me was the excellent communication and how personable everybody was. All functions and coordination right to the end was all very professional."
"The research was fantastic. You were an absolute joy to work with"
"The Research list was much larger than I thought it would be. We interviewed 4 brokers and felt Kingsbrook were the safest hands"
Learn about the four most important issues that anyone selling a business must consider. Failure to address just one of these issues would be a major mistakeMore information on selling
Nothing is more important when selling a business than having choice
Offering a genuine alternative to the traditional routes of selling a business
Proud to be winners of the Coutts Family Business of the Year
Tried-and-tested principles, and a strong track record of success
We are Kingsbrook
Founded by the Rebbettes family, who started the BCMS Group of companies after selling their own publishing business in 1989, Kingsbrook exists to help our clients avoid the many pitfalls associated with the traditional approach to selling a business. Pitfalls that the Rebbettes family experienced first hand.
Our core principles stem from learnings drawn from not just many hundreds of transactions, but many years of experience. We believe that our clients are best served in the most important transaction of their lives by an experienced, dedicated, sympathetic and honest team that has our clients’ best interests at heart. That’s why we work alongside you every step of the way, facing the challenges in every business sale together.
A true family business, Kingsbrook offers a step-by-step business sale service for SME companies, with a clearly defined process that maximises the chance of a successful sale.
Selling your business
Our goal is to get the best possible deal for you, not just any deal. The best possible deal doesn’t always mean achieving the highest price. Our clients also value other factors, such as the legacy they leave behind, the security of staff, selling to a buyer with a similar ethos to their own, finding a buyer with the resources to achieve a greater rate of growth, the ability to exit the business sooner rather than later. Selling a business is an emotional as well as commercial transaction, and we know that making such an important decision takes time, planning and research. That’s why we have made many free resources available for those who are looking to sell their business, including: