Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Services

Salonica is an independent investment bank headquartered in London.

A Rigorous and Proven Approach

We accompany shareholders in their strategic transactions. Our team is actively engaged, providing value-add expertise throughout a transaction.

Our activities

Disposal projects

  • Exit options review including advising shareholders selling a majority or minority interest or companies restructuring their capital in the context of an MBO or LBO
  • Running dual or triple track processes to seek the most compelling exit via an IPO, M&A private equity/trade sale or debt refinancing.
  • Advising companies and institutional investors in the management of their portfolio of businesses

Acquisition

  • Identification of strategic investment opportunities
  • Buy and build strategies

Advice to management

  • Management package negotiations

Transactions on listed companies

  • Acting as Financial Adviser and Corporate Broker on an IPO or secondary issuance
  • Advice on friendly or hostile takeovers, whether in defence or as a bidder

Our Value Add

  • We are able to develop relationships with clients well in advance of their strategic transactions.
  • For a disposal process, we are able to work with our clients to add value and put the pre-requisites in place such that we can attract investment from the most compelling strategic and financial buyers.
  • For acquisitions, we have a considered strategy and are able to access key decision makers to optimise the chances of a successful transaction.
  • For any transaction, we commit significant senior management resources throughout the process in order to attain successful outcomes for our clients.
  • We can run triple track processes, we can advice clients on the most suitable exit options that are aligned with their strategic goals.

Case Studies

Foreign Investor Looking to Acquire Small to Medium Sized Companies in the UK

Our Client is a leading business services group in the MENA, and we were engaged by the client to develop a European presence.

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Listed AIM Entity Seeking Equity Funding

Salonica was approached by an AIM listed mining company that was seeking working capital funding in order to operationalise mining assets they had in Australia and South Africa.

Prior to on boarding the company as a Client, Salonica undertook due diligence on the company to ensure the viability and commerciality of their operations. Such a process was also completed in order to give our pool of investors an additional layer of surety with respect to the medium term prospects of the Company.

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Financial Services

Salonica was part of a consortium mandated by the client to produce a feasibility study on the introduction of Derivatives to Nigeria, with an associated Implementation Plan if we felt the project was feasible.

This involved extensive stakeholder engagement and a deep understanding of both local practice and international best practice was part of a consortium that was engaged by the regulatory authorities and stock exchange to develop a road map for the implementation of derivatives to the Nigerian Capital Markets.

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