Corporate Finance

We have a specialist corporate services team who offer bespoke services to a number of industries for business of many sizes.

Traditionally, corporate finance services are viewed as the sale and purchase of businesses; however it also includes other types of work such as business planning, fundraising, business acquisition and exit planning.

Through the life-cycle of a business it is likely that a number of these services will be required. In addition, for highly specialised corporate finance, tax, legal or marketing issues, we have access to some of the best technical support available.

A summary of our corporate finance services:

  • Raising finance for your business
  • Acquisition of another business
  • Exit planning and selling your business

Why choose us?

  • Proactive business advisors
  • Specialists in providing services for SMEs and Owner Managed Businesses
  • Members of the Corporate Finance Network (CFN)


Download our Corporate Finance leaflet below to discover more about our business services



The Corporate Finance Network SME Market Update:

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Recent Transactions
Ian Piper
4th September 2018 Preserving your business income

It’s the holiday season, many will have recently been or soon be travelling abroad. As well as marvelling at the sights, we will also be struck by how these countries are run, and compare them to life back in home.   It is easy to be jealous of: State pension levels in Sweden Police numbers on…

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Jaimie King
20th August 2018 When an employee becomes a trustee

When an employee becomes a trustee it is important to consider what the salary is paying them for – either trustee duties or for their contractual employment. There are only limited circumstances when trustee boards can pay a trustee for carrying out their trustee duties. Whilst there is a general power to pay a trustee…

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Chris Kelly
5th April 2018 Whiting & Partners team advises on £1m buyout of an Insurance Brokerage

  Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk, has successfully advised the management team of its £1m buyout of an insurance brokerage. The Whiting & Partners team, led by Chris Kelly, was approached by the management team after they had a potential opportunity to acquire the insurance brokerage from the founding…

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Jodie Tarbin
24th November 2017 Autumn Budget – Property taxes

SDLT for First time buyers – The government has introduced a new relief from SDLT for first-time buyers (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for all transactions with an effective date on or after 22 November 2017. The relief works as follows: £300,000 or less: no SDLT payable £300,001 and £500,000: no SDLT on the…

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Jeannette Hume
7th October 2016 Preferred Exit

MBO: Self-funding £1m deal allows owners to retire. We have successfully advised the business owners of an engineering firm on its £1m buy out by the existing management team. Our team were initially approached by the business owners for exit planning advice. The owners had successfully built up an engineering business over 20 years and…

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Chris Kelly
22nd June 2016 Planning

Business Exit Planning: A case study. Three years ago, I was approached by business owners who wanted advice on exit planning. The owners had built up a successful business over 20 years and were now in their late fifties. The business is a leader in its field and operates with a high level of professionalism. The owners…

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Mark Haydon
15th June 2016 Acquisitive Client

Business Acquisition: Whitings help client buy-out a competitor. Whiting & Partners, the CFN’s representative in Suffolk, has successfully advised a pest control business on its acquisition of a key competitor. The owners of the acquisitive pest control business approached us. The company was contacted by a competitor, who wanted to retire and wondered if they…

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Chris Kelly
7th June 2015 Exit Planning

Plant Hire Business: Sale successfully agreed. This plant hire business owner had unexpectedly taken over as managing director of this long established company five years ago, following her husband’s death. Since then she had reorganised the business and improved profitability, but had decided it was now time to retire. Whitings marketed the company for sale…

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Chris Kelly
3rd March 2015 MBO Exit for Jet-Setter

Whitings aid business sale deal for jet-setting client. The corporate finance team at Whiting & Partners, specialists in advising on the acquisition and sale of SME businesses, have recently helped their client to ‘jet off’ on the next stage of his business career. The deal was led by Chris Kelly, partner at the Suffolk-based firm.…

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Andrew Winearls
5th March 2014 MBO Succession

IT Business Sold via an MBO. The corporate finance team at Whitings, specialists in acquiring and selling SME businesses, has recently supported their IT software client to move forward with new ownership. Andrew Winearls, on behalf of the corporate finance department at the Suffolk based firm, was enlisted by the minority shareholders at the firm,…

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