Buying Businesses

Vicarage Ventures works with acquisitive UK corporates seeking to achieve market consolidation or extension.

Once a relationship is established, we are committed to working closely with our clients on an ongoing basis. Through dedicated research capabilities and an in-depth understanding of our clients business and strategic objectives, we are able to generate attractive acquisition ideas and opportunities. Once a target, or number of targets, have been identified and agreed, we are experienced at unlocking such opportunities, often on an exclusive basis from the outset.

We work with our clients in assessing acquisition opportunities and provide valuable input on issues such as valuation, deal structuring and bid tactics, taking into account not only the commercial benefits of the proposed transaction but also our assessment of the personalities involved.


The Risks of Investing in Early Stage Companies. Be warned: investment in start-up and early stage companies will not yield results in the short-term. Any returns from such a shareholding will be dependent on the performance of the investee company; the value and any income from such an investment can just as easily fall as it can rise. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested and investee companies may not pay dividends. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Shares in an unlisted company may be difficult to sell and it may be difficult to obtain reliable information about their value. Vicarage Ventures does not act for investors or provide advice as to the merits of investing in any company and therefore will not be responsible to investors for providing the protections afforded its clients. Investment in companies at an early stage of development is only suitable for investors capable of evaluating their risks and advantages and who have sufficient resources to bear any loss that might result from such an investment. Prospective investors should carefully consider whether such an investment suits them when their personal financial circumstances are taken into account. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of such investments, you should seek independent financial advice.

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