For over 25 years, Avondale have created and maximised business sales, acquisitions and shareholder value, exceeding projected values time and time again.

  • Institute of Directors preferred provider of business sales mergers & acquisitions
  • Highest success rate in the industry
  • Proven track record
  • Strategic team dedicated to significantly enhance value
  • Fees based solely on deliverables and success
  • Winner of 5 Industry M&A Awards in 2014

Specialist Engineering (Power Sector)

Design, build & install HV protection & control system integration - Exceptionally high levels of client retention and repeat business - Highly certificated, committed to quality, with excellent reputation - Main contractors and Utility company approved, with framework agreements in place - Highly experienced engineering and management team in place with retainable director - Projected turnover 2015 £7.8M with an operating profit of £700,000 run under management - Imminent new contracts/projects potentially increasing revenue by £2.5M plus per annum

Turnover £6,600,000

Price Offers invited for 100% shares.

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Niche Food Manufacturer

Accredited by BRC Grade A - 90 active clients, including 3 major supermarket chains - Operating at 50% of the manufacturing capability - New products ranges are currently being explored - There are significant health benefits to these products - Fixed assets in excess of £150,000 - Projected Turnover to Dec 2013 of £1.536m with £100k Operating Profit under management.

Turnover £1,536,000

Price Offers invited for the goodwill and net assets

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Traineeship and Apprenticeship Programme Provider

Placing and training 16-18 years old IT/Digital Media Apprentices; high on Government agenda - Recent addition of 19+ years Adult Responsive - Further contracts in pipeline, extending longevity of revenue streams - Solid management and delivery team can continue expansion - Current £3.2m of revenue streams contracted for delivery 2014 to end 2016 - Annual Total Cost of delivery £317k

Turnover £1,217,000

Price Offers invited for 100% of the shares

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Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Consulting Engineers

In excess of £1.2m of projects in tender process - Highly skilled retainable staff, including Directors - Work in Progress of nearly £1m in July 2014 (to be completed by the end of 2014) - 87% of sales in 2013/2014 generated from long established clients - Preferred consultant for many large contractors, and sole designers for a number of significant projects - Majority of work in the rail sector, benefitting from the increased government investment in Rail and the Underground - T/o to year-end 2014 of £2.3m with £740k Operating Profit under management, online to increase to £2.8m and £900k profit in 2015

Turnover £2,300,000

Price Offers invited

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Meter Provida

  • UK's leading distributor of gas utility meters
  • £25m turnover
  • Acquired by Total Capitol Partners

Delos Community

  • Provider of learning disability support
  • £3.6m turnover
  • Acquired by trade buyer

Barrow, Lane & Ballard

  • Suppliers of fruit and nuts
  • £40m turnover
  • Sold to internationational coffee distributor

Eric C Flower

  • Heating & plumbing contracts
  • £2.5m turnover
  • 5 month completion

Gateway Computing

  • £3.6m turnover
  • 7 month completion
  • Sold to Civica UK Ltd

Niche Food Importer

  • £5m turnover
  • Acquired by trade buyer

Courier Company

  • £1.8m turnover
  • Acquired by trade buyer

Waste Management

  • Waste management consultancy
  • £2.2 turnover
  • Acquired by trade buyer

What our clients say about us

Gateway Computing, Scott Wilce, MD, Gateway Computing

Gateway Computing

"The sale to Civica is very positive for the business and we are delighted. Avondale’s research, technical and negotiation skills were second to none, enabling us to complete the sale in an exceptionally short time exceeding the transaction value we were aiming for."

Peter Drinkwater, Director of The Support Force

The Support Force

"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Avondale for your advice, guidance and help over the past couple of years. It has been a genuine pleasure to work with you and I would certainly recommend your services."

Anna Lunts, Chief Executive of Creative Support Ltd

Creative Support

"We are very pleased with this acquisition of Delos Community. Avondale have been highly professional and responsive throughout the process and we are delighted that the purchase has now been concluded."

Neil Green, Finance Director of Fusion Group


"Avondale presented several different buyers and were vital in driving negotiations to secure the sale with Total Capital Partners. We are delighted with the sale and believe that Total Capital are well positioned to take Meter Provida through the next stage of growth and development and pleased that Fusion Group retain an interest."

Looking to buy or sell a commercial business?

Avondale are masters in the art of business sales and acquisitions.

Avondale are masters in commercial business sales, acquisitions and increasing shareholder value. We have one of the largest and longest established, specialist corporate teams in the UK and provide unrivalled coverage of the business sales and acquisitions market with the highest success rate in the industry. Operating from our UK headquarters near London, our research and marketing teams, combined with our international network, provides an impressive global reach for buyers and sellers alike.

Established in 1991, Avondale are pioneers in the business broker market. We follow a step process, the Avondale Framework, based on decades of experience, combined with a creative approach ensuring that we exceed projected values time and time again. Whilst our intelligent process is critical for the success of your project, we maintain that a traditional 24/7, personal service is also vital; with the same deal leader and supporting team delivering your project from concept to completion. We have developed a first in class suite of products, offering services far beyond those of traditional business brokers. Our unique approach is dedicated to producing optimum results via our proven business sales and acquisition framework models and Value Builder programmes. We offer all associated services that require an in-depth, technical understanding of business sales and acquisitions such as business valuations, negotiations and dispute resolution.

Our work is predominately obtained via recommendation, a reflection of our technical abilities, strong service ethos and principles led approach. We were recently voted "UK M&A Advisor of the Year".

To discuss your objections, contact us on 0843 6347791 or email

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