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Fast track M&A

Fast track M&A forms part of our wider stressed solution offering, working with underperforming or stressed businesses or their shareholders to preserve value. Time is always a key challenge. Managing cash and performance improvement are often pre-requisites to develop and execute a strategy.

Options available may include re-financing (either with existing financiers or raising new monies) to support a full turnaround plan or a fast track disposal of part or whole of the business. Solutions sometime comes from a combination of the above with the situational experience to plan and deal with the unexpected.


The purpose is to advise and execute support for either fast track disposals or acquisitions. Typically, businesses are looking for a rapid sale process as time is of the essence.

In addition, Fast track M&A is an alternative to an insolvency administration in order to preserve value through a ‘going-concern sale’.

Situations applicable to Fast track M&A

  • Financial distress (cash, profit or assets)
  • Reduced lender or investor support
  • Failed business plan, turnaround or acquisition
  • Inappropriate capital, financing structure or terms
  • Non-core or poorly performing activities or businesses
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