Buy-side M&A Advisory

If you are looking to grow through acquisitions in the most discreet, thoughtful and effective way, we can help.

We assist ambitious entrepreneurs, corporates, financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on a retained basis to execute acquisition-led growth strategies, while also sourcing and securing any associated fundraising.

Our Buy-side advisory services

Our clients benefit from our strong sector knowledge, comprehensive network, international reach and unrivalled experience.

We will guide and support you with:

  • Insights into sector-specific M&A trends
  • Developing a considered acquisition strategy
  • Sourcing attractive acquisition candidates
  • Analysis and valuation of target companies
  • Developing deal structures and drafting offer letters
  • Negotiating the detailed deal terms
  • Project managing the numerous due diligence workstreams
  • Sourcing and negotiating sustainable equity and debt funding
  • Overseeing the acquisition process to a successful conclusion

We also provide “bid support” to private equity investors participating in formal sell-side processes, where our sector insight, broad network, additional capacity and transactional experience can bring a disproportionate likelihood of a successful acquisition, notwithstanding the competitive dynamics.

Our Buy-side acquisition capabilities are second to none

Our CMA and Public Company M&A capabilities allow us to provide expert support to prospective acquirers across both private and listed company situations, as well as interacting with regulators to maximise the chances of a successful outcome.

We also offer advice and assistance with foreign direct investment and specific regulated markets – this includes serving as a monitoring and divestiture trustee.

Practical support and expert counsel from Arrowpoint Advisory

When it comes to supporting and accelerating acquisition strategies, our clients benefit from our significant experience, deep sector knowledge, practical insights, the bench strength of our advisory team, and proven international reach.

On every assignment, our Buy-side advisory specialists provide critical analytical capabilities, project management bandwidth and meaningful hands-on support, while navigating competitive sales processes astutely, drawing on our own experience as respected sells-side advisers. We offer clear, no-nonsense counsel, confidently advising our clients to walk away if we believe that to be in their best interests.

Meeting your Buy-side M&A needs

To find out how we can support your acquisitive growth strategies with absolute discretion, give us a call today on +44 (0) 20 7484 4700, or send an email to

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What our clients say

“We appreciate the expertise and guidance Arrowpoint Advisory brought to the transaction and thank them for helping us to successfully navigate the acquisition.”

Han Chong, CEO at SP Collection

Frequently asked questions

What is Buy-side M&A?

Buy-side mergers and acquisitions (M&A) describes the process of purchasing part or all of carefully-selected companies and businesses in the furtherance of their growth strategies. We mobilise teams of M&A experts to guide and support management teams, corporates or private equity investors on the acceleration and successful execution of these strategies.

How does the Buy-side M&A process work?

The Buy-side M&A process requires us to collaborate closely with our clients to develop and test their acquisition thesis, to identify target companies that match their requirements, to reach-out and engage with key decision-makers at target companies, to obtain sufficient information to value the business and structure an offer, to agree the detailed deal terms and to project manage the numerous workstreams required to conclude the transaction.

What are the key components of Buy-Side M&A?

There are five key components to the Buy-side M&A process, including:

  1. Identifying potential acquisition targets and making contact
  2. Carrying out preliminary due diligence and valuating the targets
  3. Negotiating and documenting an agreed deal and securing a period of exclusivity
  4. Detailed due diligence, involving numerous specialist workstreams
  5. Negotiation of the legal agreements and final commercial terms
How will Arrowpoint Advisory help me?

Arrowpoint Advisory has represented acquisitive clients since 1976 and delivers a comprehensive Buy-side solution for privately-owned companies, major corporations, financial investors and lenders. We have concluded over 850 transactions for clients over the last 25 years, so we have the expertise you need to guide you through the buy-side M&A process. Our dedicated Debt Advisory team sources equity and debt finance competitively for clients that need to raise external funding to conclude acquisitions.

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Our team

Our clients have access to a senior team with remarkable continuity and a track record of completed client projects.