Corporate Finance Advisory Services

three areas

of Expertise

Our corporate finance advisors help the business leaders of UK privately-owned SMEs to achieve their greatest ambitions. Whether it’s financing, buying or selling a business, we make it happen.

Jim Shaw - CEO & Founder

Selling a business - Advisory services

Our advisors can help you develop your exit strategy, value your business, find a buyer and negotiate a deal that unlocks maximum strategic value whilst optimising your tax burden.

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Myles Hamilton - Director

Buying a business - advisory services

Our advisors can help you develop your acquisition strategy, raise the funds, negotiate the deal and make buying another business happen.

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Alexei Garan - Head of Debt Advisory

Business financing - advisory services

Our funding experts can advise on equity raising, debt raising and refinancing strategies, as well as negotiating debt facilities across all markets to help fund the growth of your business.

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Trusted by business leaders

Our clients are the heroes that build extraordinary businesses and they trust us to make their big ambitions happen.

“We had a very positive experience working with Jim and his team over a 2-3 year period. Although our circumstances regularly and dramatically changed throughout this period, Shaw & Co consistently gave us astute and objective advice and worked very well with the other stakeholders in the process to ensure things were resolved as efficiently as possible."

Dougal Hawes, Managing Director at Smartbox

“We didn’t understand the true value of their expertise and just how critical their input would become. Now on the other side, we wouldn’t hesitate to instruct them again. Their strategic positioning of the business, attention to detail and expertise in executing the deal delivered us a multiple of the investment we made in Shaw & Co’s appointment."

Prof. Rob Price, CSO and Founder at

“Jim and the team worked tirelessly to help complete the deal. Outstanding from start to finish, what you get from Shaw & Co is a passionate, honest and totally professional team. They work really well with lawyers, save cost by helping to support the deal and get great results."

James Strickland, Owner at
Neptune Rum

“I think Shaw & Co’s real value lies in being able to get the best possible deal for you. I certainly didn't have the experience to negotiate the deal for myself because I was completely unaware of all the ins and outs. The team at Shaw & Co really created value for me in this transaction that might have otherwise been left on the table."

Rob Law MBE, CEO & founder at

“Shaw & Co were with us at every key stage of our business journey, through the good times and the bad. By taking the time to fully understand our sector, our business and our team, they were able to use their knowledge, insight and foresight to address the issues of the moment, whilst ensuring it never jeopardised the future. I cannot recommend Shaw & Co highly enough."

Edward Dickson, Managing Director at
Torchlight Group