Established in 2014, Capital and Trust are one of the UK’s leading mediators in the sale of financial services businesses. We have completed on nearly 400 company sales since we began trading, and 43 wealth management transactions in 2020 alone, with deal sizes ranging from £380k to £38.5m. We have relationships with nearly every wealth management buyer in the UK, and we help sellers fully understand the differences between acquirer’s propositions so they can make an informed decision on which option best suits their ambitions.
When selling a business, the headline value is obviously significant, but rarely the most important factor – with many sellers being seduced by a number that is unachievable when they understand the expectations of the buyer, or the earn out criteria and the caveats affecting payment. Among other criteria to consider is liability terms for advice given pre deal completion – since these also vary greatly from buyer to buyer. We have a network of specialist providers of compliance, legal and tax advice to help you on every step of your journey – and important to note is our cost is covered by the buyer.
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Our brokers have relevant business backgrounds and range from former financial advisers to solicitors to chartered accountants and we are a regular provider of commentary for the industry media. We have been professional witnesses in valuation disputes and negotiated deal terms on numerous complex mergers.
See what our clients have to say
Sam Motia and Capital and Trust’s service have been exceptional. They have listened to our needs, requirements and goals and delivered on the target acquisitions that we have asked for. They have assisted through the acquisition process and enabled the transactions to run smoothly from the outset. We’ve been a client for a number of years and the acquisitions that C&T have collaborated on have made a significant impact on our company.
Saltus Financial Planning Limited
When I was looking at exploring my potential options, Capital and Trust provided me with the detailed knowledge, insight and expertise of the different propositions available to me. They guided me through from beginning to end, introducing me to the buyers that not only fitted my personal needs, but the needs of my staff and most importantly the needs of our clients. They gave me support throughout the deal process and were always available if I had any questions. For anyone looking to sell their business or even buy a business, I would strongly recommend getting touch with the guys at Capital and Trust.
AGL Wealth Management Ltd
We have worked alongside Capital and Trust for several years because we have always valued their expertise and extensive connections in the sector. Our recent experience of working with them on a transaction has consolidated this view – they helped us find a buyer that was the perfect fit in terms of deal structure and company culture. Their approach was superb; the team was professional and knowledgeable, maintaining excellent lines of communication throughout. Expert negotiators, they helped us to achieve the best possible outcome. Based on our experience we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Capital and Trust, and particularly Sam Motia, to anyone considering a business move.
Omnium Capital Limited
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