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LN6300

Location: Maidstone area

Size: Large Partnership

Turnover: £1,000,000+

Requirements: This firm seeks to increase partner turnover more quickly than organic growth allows. To that end they seek acquisitions of £100,000 to £750,000 GRF in the following areas: Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester. They currently have an good average fee which they would not wish to dilute too much and would therefore prefer to make acquisitions of practices with an average fee of £1,000+.


LN6313

Location: South East

Size: Multi-Partner Practice

Turnover: £2,000,000+

Requirements:

This firm seeks to acquire practices with turnovers of £250,000 GRF upwards (there is no upper limit), particularly in the Maidstone and Canterbury areas. They are happy to consider good general practice fees, although they have the partner skills to deal with a wide range of specialisms. Where a large practice has a range of partner ages, they will be happy to take into partnership those younger partners who wish to remain on the sale of the retiring partners’ share. They will retain offices in towns in Kent and East Sussex where they are not already represented, if the practice acquired has a minimum of £750,000 fees.


LN6328

Location: Croydon area

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: £280,000

Requirements: This sole practitioner has acquired in the past and having now successfully bedded in that acquisition seeks another, similar opportunity. He runs a good solid practice from his current office but would be happy to consider a further office if appropriate. He will look at a range of opportunities from blocks of fees to an entire practice (probably in the range from £50,000 to £200,000). Locations of interest include the area covered by Croydon, Sutton, Banstead, Epsom, Kingston Upon Thames, north to Clapham and Balham and possibly as far as Bromley.


LN6331

Location: East Surrey / West Kent

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: c£700,000

Requirements: This sole practitioner is a very keen acquirer because he has acquired so successfully in the past. He is flexible with regard to the type of deal he is willing to make, including working with a retiring partner for a number of years up to his/her ultimate retirement. He can handle a reasonably wide range of clients and would look to buy in the region of £75,000 to £250,000 GRF in the Redhill, Oxted, Biggin Hill, New Addington, Croydon and Caterham areas. He has the finance in place to make his desired acquisition.


LN6344

Location: Kent

Size: Multi-Partner Practice

Turnover: £2,000,000+

Requirements: This is a well established, forward thinking practice which seeks to both increase turnover and partner numbers throughout the firm. They wish to do this either by acquisition or by a conducive merger. If the former, they will acquire up to £1,000,000+ turnover. If the latter, they will be happy to talk to a wide range of firms, from those with £100,000 fees per partner up to those with £500,000 fees per partner. Of interest would be opportunities in the area encompassed by and including Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, the Medway towns and Maidstone.


LN6359

Location: East London / Ilford Border

Size: 2 Partner Practice

Turnover: £350,000

Requirements: Well run, 2 partner practice, which has acquired successfully in the past, seeks additional fees for its East End office or a practice with sufficient turnover, up to £300,000+, to retain as a satellite office. The firm are particularly keen to establish an office in Central London or the City, but will also be happy to consider opportunities in areas within the M25 or in Essex. They are used to dealing with a wide variety of fees from very small businesses to larger clients (their largest fee being £40,000).


LN6367

Location: West Devon

Size: Multi-Partner Practice

Turnover: £750,000+

Requirements: Primarily interested in an acquisitions of up to £600,000 GRF in Plymouth this firm appreciates that any deal of this size will have an element of merger. Although well establish they feel they have modern practices and added value services which they would be pleased to apply to the clients of the acquired/merged firm for the benefit of those partners remaining. Although they have the capacity and resource for a larger deal they would equally consider smaller acquisitions of £50,000 GRF upwards particularly in the Tavistock area.


LN6368

Location: Portsmouth

Size: Multi-Partner Practice

Turnover: c£2,000,000

Requirements: This well established firm seeks to acquire fees for both its general business department and for its specialist departments (in particular tax and forensic accounting). It would consider acquiring up to £500,000 GRF and could accommodate a younger partner from the acquired practice. Areas of interest extend along the South Coast from Southampton in the west, through Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth, Havant and Chichester to Bognor Regis in the east. They will be happy to take over the vendor’s premises, if appropriate.


LN6376

Location: Bristol & Bath

Size: 4 Partners

Turnover: £1.2m

Requirements:

This West Country based practice, with a satellite office in London, has aspirations to acquire a practice along the M4 corridor. They would acquire up to £1m GRF in the Bristol area and up to £500,000 in order to establish a presence in Swindon, Newbury or Reading. The partners of the practice are all under 40 years old and they have a number of qualified managers coming through who are encouraging and enhancing the firm’s strategy for acquisition.


LN6377

Location: Mid and North Kent

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: £325,000

Requirements: This sole practitioner has acquired successfully in the past and now seeks to build on that success by making another acquisition. He would look to acquire between £50,000 and £250,000 GRF in the Maidstone, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury areas. He is used to dealing with larger corporate clients and has quite a high average fee for a sole practitioner, but he is also happy to deal with smaller fees. Depending on location, he would consider opening another office and he will take over staff commitments, if appropriate.


LN6379

Location: Essex

Size: 3 Partner Practice

Turnover: £2,500,000

Requirements: This well established practice will consider a variety of expansion options including outright acquisition anywhere within Essex or East London. They are also happy to consider merging with a smaller practice in order to facilitate the partners’ retirement over a longer period of time. In addition, they would not exclude establishing satellite offices in new locations as long as the turnover per office was in excess of £400,000. Towns of particular interest would include Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford.


LN6402

Location: Sutton area

Size: 3 Partner Practice

Turnover: £1,250,000

Requirements: This well established practice is an experienced acquirer and now seeks additional fees for its Surrey office. Opportunities in the following areas would be of interest: Croydon, Caterham, Banstead, Epsom and Wimbledon. It is a well-staffed, efficient practice with a wide range of clients including a large proportion of SMEs. The partners may also consider merger opportunities with smaller or similar sized firms.


LN6402A

Location: South Cambridge

Size: 3 Partner Practice

Turnover: £1,250,000

Requirements:

This well established practice is an experienced acquirer and now seeks additional fees for its south Cambridgeshire office. Opportunities in the following areas would be of interest: Haverhill, Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Royston and Newmarket. It is a well-staffed, efficient practice with a wide range of clients including a large proportion of SMEs. The partners may also consider merger opportunities with smaller or similar sized firms.


LN6403

Location: Central Cornwall

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: £20,000

Requirements: This recently established practitioner seeks an acquisition in either the Wadebridge, Bodmin, St Austell or Liskeard areas. He currently works from home and hence would be pleased to maintain both offices and staff. Funding is in place for an acquisition of up to £100,000 GRF although he could stretch a little higher for the right opportunity. He ideally envisages that the vendor will be attached to the practice as a consultant for a number of years post-acquisition.


LN6411

Location: Dartford/Essex

Size: 4 Partner Practice

Turnover: £1.5m

Requirements: This 3 office, four partner, firm has a series of managers coming through to partnership. They seek an acquisition of up to £500,000 GRF in Grays, Dartford or Gravesend. They would be particularly interested in any practices with specialisations or client niches. Also, they are interested in acquiring up to £1m GRF in either the Bexley or Rochester areas where they would seek to take over the vendor’s premises and move in some of their younger partners.


LN6442

Location: Plymouth

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: £150,000

Requirements: This practitioner has already made one sucessful smaller acquisition and is now keen either to acquire up to £100,000 GRF in Plymouth or to establish a second office by acquiring up to £200,000 GRF in the area heading eastwards along the A38. Areas of particular interest range from Newton Abbot to Totnes and Kingsbridge. He will take on premises where required is happy to work with a vendor to ensure a smooth transfer. A source of funding has already been investigated.


LN6445

Location: Surrey / Hampshire Border

Size: 2 Partner Practice

Turnover: £400,000+

Requirements: This 2 partner practice is interested in acquiring fees along the A3 Corridor. They have a turnover of £400,000, with an average fee of £1,000. Although still primarily a general practice they are building a specialism in software and technology companies. Their particular acquisition interest lies in the Farnham, Alton, Petersfield, Haslemere and Godalming areas, but anywhere along the A3 Corridor will be considered.


LN6452

Location: Norfolk/Suffolk Border

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: c£25,000

Requirements: This recently established sole practitioner seeks additional fees, from £30,000 to £100,000+, to give his practice a bit of a kick-start. He would prefer a preponderance of smaller clients, although he is registered for audit work. Ideally they should be based along the A143, from Diss, through Harleston, Bungay and Beccles to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. If the acquisition is at the higher end he would be keen to keep on staff and take over existing premises, if appropriate.


LN6476

Location: South East Sussex

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: £200,000

Requirements: This well established sole practitioner seeks to build on his existing fee base by acquiring an additional £50,000 to £300,000 fees in the Hastings, Bexhill or Battle areas, where he has good local knowledge. He has funding in place to make his desired acquisition, would take over existing staff, if appropriate, and would consider opening a further office if the level of fees justified it. He will be happy to work with a vendor until his/her eventual retirement.


LN6489

Location: West End

Size: 4 Partner Practice

Turnover: £1.25m

Requirements: This well-established practice has made a couple of highly successful acquisitions and as such has a watching brief for any potentially suitable opportunities as they arise. They have a good spread of partner ages and a sound tax department. They are interested in good general practice fees and keen to explore further specialisms and niche markets. They will be happy to acquire anywhere in London and out as far as the M25 but the fees must be portable into their offices in the West End.


LN6536

Location: Wiltshire / Dorset borders

Size: Partnership

Turnover: £500,000

Requirements: This is a long established practice which has a history of successful acquisition in the Wiltshire/Hampshire border area. They currently have a turnover of c£500,000 and their clients are typical of those found in a good, general practice. They are interested in a further acquisition, from £50,000 to c£250,000 GRF, in the New Forest Peninsula, Southampton, Winchester, Andover or Salisbury areas. They will be as equally happy to consider practices with a low average fee as those with primarily corporate clients.


LN6564

Location: Bristol

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: £180,000

Requirements: This 39 year old practitioner started from scratch in 1995 and, following a small acquisition in 1998, now has a GRF of £180,000. He now seeks a further acquisition of up to £200,000 either in Bristol or surrounds, particularly along the M5 South to include areas such as Clevedon, Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham and Bridgewater. He could also be interested in those more rural areas of The Mendips. He has funding in place and is keen to take on staff and premises in the deal.


LN6570

Location: Mid Sussex

Size: 2 Partner Practice

Turnover: c£500,000

Requirements: A well established practice (over 30 years) has a desire to acquire, which is partly prompted by younger partners coming through. They would prefer an acquisition of up to £200,000 GRF in the Haywards Heath, Crowborough, Lewes triangle, which would realistically be portable into their existing office. Alternatively, as long as the vendor did not wish to retire straight away, they would consider an acquisition of up to £350,000 GRF which could cover a slightly wider geographical area to include Horsham and Crawley.


LN6581

Location: Maidstone area

Size: Multi-Partner Partnership

Turnover: c£1,000,000

Requirements: This is a long established, all round general practice whose clients are primarily SMEs. They wish to acquire additional fees portable into their existing offices in the Maidstone area or would be interested to acquire in the Tonbridge/ Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and/or Canterbury areas. If in these latter areas, the partnership would be happy to take over the vendor’s premises, if appropriate. They have the funding in place to make acquisitions in the range £100,000 to £500,000 GRF.


LN6586

Location: Southend-on-Sea area

Size: 3 Partner Practice

Turnover: £900,000

Requirements: This firm is primarily a general practice. It wishes to acquire fees, up to a maximum of £300,000, to bring in to its existing offices in the Southend-on-Sea area where it has spare capacity or it will consider opening a second office if the acquisition opportunities available are outwith that location. The partnership already has clients along the A127 corridor in the Rayleigh, South Benfleet and Basildon areas and would be particularly interested in opportunities in those locations. The partners will be happy to work with the vendor for as long (or as little) as he wishes, until his ultimate retirement.


LN6596

Location: Croydon area

Size: Sole Practitioner

Turnover: c£270,000

Requirements: This established sole practitioner seeks additional fees in order to bring in a partner. They are both general practitioners used to dealing with small and medium sized clients. They have the funding in place to acquire up to £200,000 GRF and wish the fees to be portable into their existing offices in the Croydon area.


LN6597

Location: Orpington

Size: 2 Partner Practice

Turnover: £170,000

Requirements: This well established, second generation, firm has recently promoted a manager to become a partner as part of their plan for expansion. They now seek an acquisition of up to £150,000 GRF. They have spare capacity in their premises for at least another 8 personnel and would ideally like to move the acquired firm into their location. They would be pleased to merge prior to acquisition. They would like to talk to firms in the Orpington, Swanley, Sevenoaks and Biggin Hill areas.


LN6599

Location: Croydon area

Size: 2 Partner Practice

Turnover: £300,000

Requirements: This practice is seeking an acquisition in order to increase turnover faster than organic growth will allow. The partners consist of a general practitioner and a tax specialist and they seek £50,000 to £200,000 general practice fees to add to their own solid client base (average fee £2,500). The partners would prefer fees to be portable into their existing offices in the Croydon area where they have spare capacity. However, they will be keen to consider opportunities throughout south London and the Home Counties


LN6615

Location: Cotswolds

Size: Sole practitioner

Turnover: £15,000

Requirements: Having been in industry for the last 8 years this 35 year old, qualified accountant, has recently established his own practice from scratch and is seeking a “start up” acquisition of up to £100,000 GRF. He will acquire anywhere in the Cotswolds area from Chipping Sodbury to Stroud through to Cirencester and Malmesbury in the east. He would be keen to consider taking staff and premises if available.


LN6620

Location: Bath

Size: Multi-Partner Partnership

Turnover: £1.4m

Requirements: This well established firm seeks acquisitions of between £100,000 and £750,000 within 20 miles of {Bath}, including {Bristol}. They are happy to work with vendors for a number of years post-acquisition, have a range of specialist services that they could introduce to the acquired practice, and would consider keeping offices open, particularly {east of Bath}, in {Bradford}, {Trowbridge}, {Melksham} and {Chippenham}.


English Practice

LN8823

GRF: £1,000,000

North Yorkshire

2-Partner Practice with GRF of c£1m, Profit c£450k,
Average Limited Company fee c£2,800,
8 full-time, 5 part-time and use IRIS

available


Scottish Practice

MC2383

GRF: £1,200,000

Perthshire

Sole Practitioner with a GRF of £1.2m Profit c£400k, audits of c£117k, Average Ltd Company fee c£1,650, 17 employees, use CCH, Sage , Xero and QB

under offer


Scottish Practice

MC4716

GRF: £478,000

Aberdeenshire

2-Partner Practice, well established practice, GRF c£478k, Average Ltd Company fee c£1,215, £36k in audits, 7 employees, use Sage / Keytime

available


English Practice

MC3342

GRF: £1,300,000

Greater Manchester

Well established and profitable Multi-Partner Practice c£210k of audit fees, Average Ltd Co fee c£2,500 and 18 staff, use Digita, Sage and Superpay

available


English Practice

LN12894

GRF: £925,000

North East Surrey

Profitable (GP 64%, NP 44%) 2 Partner-Practice, GRF c£925k, No audits, 11 staff, IRIS and XERO, ideally need to retain an office in vendors location

pending


English Practice

MC3701

GRF: £700,000

South Lancs / Greater Manchester

Block of fees GRF c£700k Profit c£320k, Audits worth c£101k Average Ltd Company fee £1,500, use IRIS and Sage

pending


English Practice

MC2564

GRF: £275,000

South West Manchester

Well established 2-Partner Practice GRF c£275k Profit c£125k, audits of c£12k, Average Ltd Company fee c£2,425, 5 full-time staff, use IRIS and Xero

available


English Practice

LN6464

GRF: £200,000

Devon

Sole Practitioner, GRF c£200k, Profit c£80k, no audits, Average fee c£1,000 to £1,300, 5 staff, use Taxcalc and Brightpay

under offer


English Practice

MC4978

GRF: £110,000

Cheshire

Sole Practitioner, GRF c£110k, Profit c£50k, no audits, Average fee c£450, 2 full-time staff, use VT, Absolute and Sage, open ended lease

available


English Practice

LN13021

GRF: £400,000

Central Norfolk

2-Partner Practice, expected rapid future growth, GRF c£380k, Average Ltd Co fee – c£1,000, 7 full-time staff (majority qualified or pt qualified)

available


English Practice

MC4764

GRF: £260,000

The Wirral

Sole Practitioner GRF c£260k Profit c£100k, No audits, Acquirer will need to hold a DPB Licence, vendor deals largely with trusts

available


Welsh Practice

LN12518

GRF: £260,000

Ceredigion

Well established 2-Partner Practice GRF c£260k Profit c£115k, No audits, Average Ltd Company fee c£2,250, 4 staff, use IRIS and Sage

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English Practice

MC4699

GRF: £700,000

East Cheshire

Multi-Partner Practice, very well established, GRF of c£700,000, Average fee c£1,275 to £1,350, 9 full-time, 4 part-time, use IRIS and Taxcalc

available


English Practice

LN9224

GRF: £377,000

East Dorset

Sole Practitioner, GRF c£377k, Profit £177k, Average fee c£2,350 to £2,750, has 2 audits worth £30k, 4 staff, use IRIS, QB and Xero

under offer


Scottish Practice

MC4990

GRF: £367,000

Greater Glasgow

2-Partner Practice with GRF of c£367, Profit c£158k, Average fee c£1,100, 3 full-time, 3 part-time (2 qualified and pt qualified) use IRIS and Sage

available


English Practice

LN7335

GRF: £1,100,000

North West London

Well established Multi-Partner Practice, GRF c£1.1m Profit c£450k, Audits of £50k, 11 staff, Average fee c£2,500, use IRIS, PTP, Sage, Xero, QB

available


Welsh Practice

LN12810

GRF: £496,000

South East Wales

Sole Practitioner with bigger clients prime for development, GRF c£496k, Average fee £1,340 to £3,250, 12 audits c£75k, 5 experienced full-time staff

available


English Practice

LN6911

GRF: £155,000

South Sussex

Sole Practitioner, GRF c£155k, Profit c£58k, well established and profitaable, Average Ltd Company fee – £780, 4 staff (1 retiring) use IRIS

under offer


English Practice

MC3620

GRF: £270,000

South Yorkshire

Sole Practitioner, GRF £270k Profit c£101k, No audits, Average fee c£1,400 – £1,850, 4 staff (qualified and pt qualified), use IRIS, Sage, Xero, QB

under offer


Welsh Practice

LN12508A

GRF: £360,000

Pembrokeshire

Sole Practitioner, GRF c£360k, No Audits, Average fee c£580 to £1,520, 9 Staff (majority are qualified) use Xero and Taxfiler

available