"I’ve worked with Oli and Karl and the team for the last 10 years from day to day finance to completing the sale of the business to a Canadian buyer. I have always seen Five as totally effective, efficient and able to work in partnership to complete the process, no matter what the task or its scale."Chris Wildsmith Former owner and CEO Kinetic Solutions Limited
"As one of the majority shareholders involved in the acquisition of Petty Wood, a sales marketing and distribution business, I worked with Five Corporate Finance from the beginning of the process. As the incoming Chief Executive of Pettywood I had a clear vision of what I wanted to achieve once we acquired the business. What I was not expecting was the complexity and amount of work that went into different models for funding and meeting varying financial hurdles.
Five were invaluable in the pre deal process and construction of the business plan with their in depth knowledge of the financial institutions we were looking at for funding. Having looked at the business and its potential, Five arranged meetings with several High Street Banks that they thought would be the best fit. Their input and expertise moved us from "looking for funding" to "deciding which bank gave the best suite of funding options".
I can say without hesitation their advice gave Petty Wood the best start we could have hoped for with our banking finance provider."Mike Hogg
"Skills first Awards has been a client of Five Corporate Finance for five years. During this period Five Corporate Finance supported the business, in particular the senior management team, through some very difficult periods culminating in a successful management buyout.
With their continued support and expertise, the business continues to grow in strength whilst entering a new and exciting phase."Myra Wall - Managing Director
"The TXM Group is a diverse and complex set of businesses developed over the last 15 years by my business partner and I.
During this period, we have always decided to include Five when working on corporate finance needs whether it be financial restructuring, acquisitions or disposals. Fives personal response and understanding of our personal objectives together with their commitment and speed of response makes them feel like part of the team.
We have successfully worked in a variety of transactions over the last 15 years including a large acquisition from Alstom in 2005 and Network Rail in 2012, through a financial re-structuring in 2013 and through a very successful disposal in 2016.
We continue to involve Five in our key strategy meetings ensuring that they are very much part of our family as we continue our journey."Laurence Seward
For & on behalf of the TXM Group
"Five were invaluable with the advice and service they gave me on the MBO of Maxim Logistics, going above and beyond what I would expect from a corporate finance advisor. Following the MBO Karl became Non-executive director and his knowledge and experience has helped the business go from strength to strength."Andy Lawrence