Corporate Finance

Our Corporate Finance partners provide professional assistance and advice on a broad range of issues including business acquisition and disposals, fundraising and refinancing.  Our partners have considerable experience in dealing with debt and equity providers.

Our range of Corporate Finance services include:

  • Fund raising – debt, equity or mezzanine finance, where appropriate
  • Due diligence for potential acquisitions or as part of a vendor due diligence exercise
  • Business valuations
  • Heads of Terms and Sale and Purchase Agreement. In particular accounting and taxation warranties and indemnities including “earn-out”/deferred consideration.
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
  • MBOs / MBIs
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Transaction taxes; structuring a deal in order to minimise tax liabilities
  • Post-deal integration and support

A partner will always lead a transaction to ensure that clients are provided with the highest level of technical expertise and commercial experience to meet their objectives and maximise their potential.

Corporate Finance Partners

John Fairhurst

Patrick Morris

Stephen Elliott

Case Studies

Acquisition of Lord Tool Hire by The One Stop Hire Group

Fairhurst client One Stop Hire have expanded into the North East of England with the acquisition of the long-established Lord Tool Hire.

Headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the family-owned Lord Tool Hire company was established fifty years ago and grew to become the North East’s leading independent tool hire stockist with 8 depots located from Alnwick to Middlesbrough.

One Stop Hire has 14 depots throughout the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands and so the North East is a great fit for their continued growth. Steve Hitchen, Managing Director of One Stop Hire said “We have seen growing enquiries from our clients who are now winning work in the North East and when the opportunity of Lord Hire came along it made perfect sense. The fact that Lord Hire was a long-established name and a family owned business was another big factor as it was apparent that we share the same values. We look forward to continuing the 50-year journey of Lord Hire and expanding its services to align with our own”

The family owners of Lord Tool Hire were advised by MHA Tait Walker and Hay & Kilner LLP. One Stop Hire were advised by John Fairhurst and Patrick Morris of Fairhurst Accountants and Robert Loveday of Loveday Mcmahon solicitors who also performed financial and legal due diligence on behalf of HSBC Bank.