Sell-side M&A Advisory Services

If you are looking to maximise the value of a business in the most discreet, thoughtful and efficient way, we are widely considered to be the experts.

We deliver hands-on, full-service sell-side mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategies for private company owners, financial sponsors and blue-chip corporates across our core sectors.

Our Sell-side advisory services

Our clients benefit from our significant experience, specialist resource and deep sector knowledge, as well as our global reach as an integral part of Rothschild & Co.

We will guide and support you with:

  • Deep financial analysis of the candidate business
  • Insights into sector-specific M&A trends and achievable valuations
  • Identifying and engaging with the most qualified transaction partners
  • Negotiating and gathering Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) to ensure that we maintain complete confidentiality
  • Positioning the opportunity optimally and creating articulate and accessible Confidential Information Memorandums (CIMs) 
  • Managing a discreet competitive sale process, managing information flow on a ‘need to know’ basis
  • Obtaining indicative offers for your business and negotiating detailed transaction terms
  • Project managing the process to a successful conclusion, overseeing your advisory team

Corporate ‘Carve-outs’

As experts in complex carve-out transactions for major corporate groups, we draw on the unrivalled technical resources and capabilities across our team of experts.

Our CMA and Public Company mergers and acquisitions capabilities provide clients with access to specialist support, leveraging our deep experience of dealing with regulators.

We can also assist you in areas such as foreign direct investment and specific regulated markets – including serving as a monitoring and divestiture trustee.

Expert counsel and hands-on practical support from Arrowpoint Advisory

Sell-side advice has represented the core of our client offering since Arrowpoint Advisory’s inception in 1976. Our clients benefit from our significant experience, deep sector knowledge, the bench strength of our advisory team, and our international presence with over 50 offices in more than 40 countries.

In every assignment, our team delivers proven technical expertise, meaningful hands-on support and analytical rigour. We orchestrate a comprehensive, competitive but collaborative process to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Meeting your Sell-side M&A needs

To find out how we can assist your strategic goals and transaction requirements 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

“The Arrowpoint Advisory team demonstrated an exceptional understanding of our business, the markets we operate in, and what the right deal looked like for all the shareholders. They have provided first class advice and execution support throughout, and we would like to thank them for the key role they played in delivering this great outcome.”

Chris Gibson, CEO at PEN Partnership

Frequently asked questions

What is Sell-side M&A?

Sell-side M&A covers the sale of 100%, a majority or minority interest in independent and private equity-owned, subsidiary and listed companies. Arrowpoint Advisory provides individuals, sponsors and corporate shareholders with technical advice and expertise and hands-on support throughout the sale process.

What are the factors contributing to a successful Sell-side M&A process?

Great deals are the result of your adviser having a clear understanding of the stakeholders’ goals and priorities, rigorous preparation, deep sector knowledge and connectivity with the most relevant acquirers and investors, the creation of a thoughtful, collaborative but intensely competitive auction (unless a bilateral transaction) and effective project management from beginning to end.

Key components of Sell-side M&A

There are four key components of the process, which are preparing the business for the sale including identifying an audience of qualified buyers and investors, targeted and discreet marketing of the business to obtain initial offers, a second round involving more interaction with management and initial due diligence before obtaining final offers, and finally selecting a preferred counterparty with which to close the transaction, after completing detailed due diligence and the legal negotiations.

How can Arrowpoint Advisory help?

Arrowpoint Advisory has been representing clients since 1976 and delivers a full service sell-side solution for privately-owned companies, financial sponsors, lenders and major corporations. The firm has concluded over 850 transactions for clients over the last 25 years.

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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.