Selling the business that you’ve worked tirelessly to build will most likely be a once in a lifetime event.

At Fairstone, we want to remove any uncertainties that this process could bring by ensuring that our dedicated teams fully support you throughout both the engagement and integration periods.
DBO Process




Our mergers and acquisitions team will ensure that you enter into the process with a complete understanding of what the short, medium and long-term can look like for you and your business.

Our experienced team will draw reference from the many deals that we have completed to date and will be glad to put you in touch with business principals and colleagues who have been through the process of integrating with the wider Fairstone team.

To further simplify the process our team can introduce you to a panel of commercial law firms who will act independently on your behalf and who understand in detail our DBO structure and contracts. All of the law firms that we recommend will act for you on a fixed fee basis and there is a set cap on the legal fees that they will charge.

We also offer to:

  • Absorb 100% of legal costs if the DBO agreement is signed within a 30-day period of instruction
  • Absorb 50% of legal costs if the DBO agreement is signed within a 31 to 60-day period
  • Absorb the costs of all initial and on-going due diligence.

Our dedicated partnership team will ensure that the process of onboarding and on-going integration is as seamless as possible and that you have all of the assistance you need.

They will create a bespoke package of training and support for advisers and staff whilst ensuring that you can achieve optimum capital value by accessing our catalyst services.

Business owners will have a high degree of flexibility over the timescales of the ultimate sale and while we maintain a minimum integration period of two years, this can be extended by firms that want to optimise their business growth and subsequent sale value.

Following acquisition, you will form part of our national team where there is the ability to further increase sale proceeds by continuing to enhance business performance.

As part of our DBO proposition all selling shareholders are encouraged to take on a more involved M&A role within the business once their acquisition is complete, opening up a further opportunity to create significant value and securing their long-term future with Fairstone.

Utilising Fairstone’s capital, alongside their first-hand experience of the proposition and local market knowledge, they continue to grow their hubs, identifying like-minded firms to bolt on to their businesses via our Satellite DBO model, mentoring them throughout the process.

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