Having looked for an exit strategy to hand over Becker to a pair of “safe hands,” we had engaged with a number of interested parties. I had met Jon several times over the months preceding the acquisition and did not feel pressurised into the sale as TGM Partners were flexible in terms of timing and structure of the deal. The “in-house” legal team allowed all parties to keep the costs lower and accommodate adjustments to the sale agreement. The completion took place in June, 2017, and since then the business has continued to perform well, despite the necessity to move offices, establish a new contract manufacturer and deal with economic uncertainty related to Covid and Brexit. All key staff have thrived in the business with the new owners and the addition to the team of people with sector expertise has led to a successful business forward-going.
Ged Browne, Former Director/Owner of Becker (Sliding Partitions
In the context of selling our business, we spoke to many interested potential buyers and finally found ourselves in the enviable position of having five offers. We chose TGM Partners because we were impressed with a number of factors: first, they were straight forward, honest and approachable; second, they recognised the huge potential our business had for development and growth; third, they showed flexibility with our needs and timescales. They also have a huge advantage over others in processing the acquisition because they have the legal expertise within their organisation which alleviated the need for third party lawyers on their side, thereby accelerating the process substantially. Since completion and during the phased handover, we have been entirely satisfied and very impressed with the level of communication and appropriate involvement between us as previous owners/directors and the new owners/directors.
Karl Busch, Former Director/Owner of PT Engineering
As brokers who deal with many buyers, we would rate TGM partners very highly. From the onset, they understood the process of buying a business, how to work constructively and respectfully with the seller, the financial structuring and legal aspects. They were also available through the process, communicated well and delivered on their promises. Inevitably, deals are won and lost in the ability to sort through the difficult issues in a calm, professional manner; TGM gets very high marks from us in this regard. Their post-sale execution was excellent and they continued to work through issues in a spirit of building a successful future for the acquisition. TGM are on our top list for acquisitions in their chosen sectors and we look forward to working with them on future projects.
Ken Gorman, Transworld Business Advisors
Advisor to Seller of APB CNC Engineering
We were extremely pleased to get Amtech over the line not just for the obvious reasons but also because TGM are now a fully proven entity to us – an acquirer with a track record of doing deals and at last we have a proven example that LBO can be done properly!
Mark Sykes, Hornblower Business Brokers
Advisor to Sellers of Amtech Developments (UK)
Having worked with TGM Partners since 2018, I have found them to be one of the most outstanding entrepreneurial investors and acquirers of SME companies operating in today’s market. Backed by real first-hand experience at PLC level, they bring a wealth of expertise in financial modelling, budgeting, and forecasting that many companies in the SME sector desperately need. I believe what truly sets them apart from other companies on the market is that they focus on the ‘human capital’ element of any acquisition they make. A strong connection to funding sources and the capital markets also enables them to make strong financial bids for any company they are looking to acquire. Add this to the fact they do all their legal and due diligence in house means most transactions can be completed in the shortest possible time frame. In summary, they combine emotional intelligence with sound financial and operational management and an entrepreneurial mindset into a winning solution.
Mark Roberts, Achieve Corporation
Advisor to Sellers of Visual Packaging and Ardor Engineering