“From our very first meeting with Robert at one of Prism’s seminars, we were immediately impressed with his obvious knowledge and experience in the ‘tech’ M&A sector. The advice we received then and in subsequent meetings helped us set our path towards an eventual successful sale.
The Prism ‘options review’ gave us invaluable information as to the prospects of a sale and our other options, and steps we might need to take to increase the chances (and valuation) of an eventual deal. Robert then helped us over a period of months to put those steps into place.
When we were ready to enter the market, we were introduced to multiple possible buyers. Robert was always on hand to manage the negotiations, acting as a central point between us, our legal team, accountants, and the buyer and their team. As well as his expertise and advice, Robert also brought a large dose of level-headedness not to mention good humour, both of which were needed at times during the process.
We could not have achieved this deal without Robert and the team at Prism, and we thank them for the guidance, expertise and advice they gave throughout.”
“I was struggling to find the right partner and despite talking to other advisors just did not feel comfortable with them. After watching a seminar and speaking to Peter I was sold on Prism with their more personal approach and experience in the market.
It started with a very smooth engagement and throughout the sale process there was great communication, clear structure and definite value added by them. We worked well as a team and that chemistry was very important to me.”
“We have had an association with Prism for over ten years where they have successfully guided us through two acquisitions and ultimately the sale of our business to a PLC, following our decision to retire.
At all times we found Peter and his team professional and eager to understand our business model and how both the acquisitions and ultimately the sale would meet our needs and those of the business. They were actively involved throughout all three processes and proved to be an extremely useful intermediary between the parties.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone considering either an acquisition or sale of a business to discuss the matter with Prism.”
“The Prism sale process worked really well, even in unprecedented circumstances*. I thought that with the lockdown situation the sale might get put back or cancelled altogether however Robert managed to keep the momentum going and encouraged us at every step. I am pretty confident in saying that without Robert’s help there was no way we could have achieved the sale alone. There were so many more aspects to consider and address than we could have ever imagined – many of which were totally beyond our abilities to do alone. Robert was absolutely fantastic throughout.”
(*This deal was completed entirely remotely after 7 weeks of ‘lockdown’ amidst the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.)
“I don’t know what to say other than that you were great!”
“Prism called the market just right in terms of when to sell – we could have gone to market at a different time but Prism saw a market opportunity and we went for it and were successful. Would certainly recommend them.”
“It took me nearly a year to find Prism and I got the decision 100% correct. They did a great job. I enjoyed working with them and they delivered for me. The private equity company that funded the purchase said that it was the smoothest transaction they had ever undertaken. My accountants also remarked upon Prism’s professionalism. Prism were prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done when it was needed.”
“From our initial meeting, I found Prism to be fully focussed on the clear objectives which were established from the very beginning. Their advice was always fair and frank – their clients’ interests were their top priority. I am happy to recommend Prism and Peter Watson as business brokers.”
“Working with Peter Watson was extremely beneficial. It has helped us to broaden our views and choices in order to continue to make our business successful.”
“I found Prism Corporate Broking a great help in making this first acquisition. Prism identified a number of suitable acquisition targets, qualified them and then made the first critical approach. This, coming from a third party, made it feel less threatening to the vendors and gave greater flexibility to our negotiating position throughout the transaction. We received no nonsense advice and are now working together on the next one!”
“I commend your business model and the very professional way you approach transactions which became very evident from the outset with the preparation of an excellent and comprehensive Information Memorandum.”
“Few of us sell a business more than once in a lifetime, so it makes no sense to re-invent wheels. Prism are the experts who know what they are doing. You get on with your day job while they search out the best deal, then stand by you with advice throughout the whole process of negotiation and completion.”
“Peter and the Prism team were confident from the start that we could achieve our aspirations and worked with us successfully over an extended period to help maximise value. They understood the market and the value that we could bring to an acquirer, ensured that the momentum was maintained throughout and were able to secure a deal value and structure that ticked every box. We also really enjoyed working with them. Would we use them again? Absolutely.”
“You did a great job, I know the amount of effort you put into this deal to bring it about.”
“We certainly chose the right people to help us through the sale. Peter and Robert at Prism proved their experience. They took everything in their stride, provided continual support and advice, and marketed the businesses in the right areas to attract appropriate candidates. They also negotiated a deal structure that ticked the boxes for all concerned. ”
“Thank you for your and Prism’s help with the sale of our business. I very much appreciated the professional manner in which you ensured continued progress, all the way through to completion. Throughout all discussions and negotiations the availability of your experience and expert advice, offered peace of mind and the perspective that we would arrive at a good outcome – which no doubt, we have. It was a pleasure to work with you on this project, and I know who to turn to at the appropriate time with my next venture!”
“We are delighted with the outcome Prism has achieved for us. Sure, at one point we were a little concerned that the marketplace might not allow the sale to take place, however with Prism’s perseverance and professionalism they met our objectives and we cannot thank them enough.”
“I very much enjoyed working with Peter from Prism Corporate Broking on this particular project. He was able to provide constructive input to resolve problems throughout the legal process and pushed for solutions not just completion. I look forward to working together in the future.”
“Prism provided practical advice and counselling on the sales process and procedures, ensuring we never felt alone or without the necessary experience to step through the sale. Just because I understood how to run a complex company… that did not provide the experience of selling a company. Peter and his team brought that very welcome experience. I believe that adding Prism to our team very early in our decision making to sell the company ultimately produced outstanding value for the shareholders. A job well done.”