Funding & transaction services
McDougall Johnstone will work with you to identify the best forms of funding suitable to your business whether that be bank, grant or private equity funding.
In the last 12 months McDougall Johnstone has raised in excess of £6 million for innovation and technology clients alone.
Grant based funding
Early stage funding is undoubtedly one of the most difficult arenas to raise funding and we believe that by leveraging public sector grant based funds this also releases significant funds from the private sector. Funding has recently been raised by McDougall Johnstone from organisations such as Carbon Trust, SMART Scotland, Regional Selective Assistance (RSA), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise for Tourism.
Many SME and inward investment companies do not require a full time finance director. Often therefore McDougall Johnstone fulfils the role of FD providing timely financial management reports and more importantly value added strategic financial advice.
In this current climate many banking relationships are under intense pressure and we offer support when liaising with banks and other financial institutions. Drawing on our wealth of experience we can support our clients through this often daunting experience.
If you are considering a merger or disposal of your business McDougall Johnstone can assist you to obtain the best possible price by identifying potential partners or buyers, obtaining proposals, providing tax and due diligence advice.
We will provide you with practical advice at every stage of the acquisition process including evaluation of the strategic benefits and pitfalls, selection, negotiation, deal structuring and completion.
Management buy-outs (MBOs) and management buy-ins (MBIs)
Whether you have the opportunity to purchase the business you currently manage (either on your own or as part of a team) or would like to own your own business we can assist by valuing the target company or identifying suitable opportunities, raising finance, negotiating the deal and providing the relevant tax and due diligence advice.
If you are considering a merger or disposal of your business we can assist you to obtain the best possible price by identifying potential partners or buyers, obtaining proposals, providing tax and due diligence advice.
If you are not ready to sell yet but would like some advice about exit planning, we can help you explore the options available and recommend the best strategy for your needs.