It's All in a Day's Work

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DEALS come in all different shapes and sizes, so no matter what size or type of business you are considering, with the right advice a deal may well be possible - as these three case studies show.

Chadwick Corporate Finance worked with the management of Dales of Liverpool to successfully complete their management buy-out.

Based on Prescot Road, Dales is a wholesaler and distributor of frozen seafood to the restaurant trade.

Chadwick Corporate Finance advised the team on the business planning process, including structuring the deal and fundraising, funding the deal on a debt only basis. This deal highlighted how a company with a strong balance sheet and good operating profits doesn't always need to approach the equity market to raisefunds.

Having completed the deal, the father and son team of Alan DaleSnr and Alan DaleJnr have expanded the operation so that they can now handle in excess of 400 different lines and can store more than 2,000 pallets. Deals don't have to be multi-million pound to be important to the localeconomy, the company concerned and Chadwick Corporate Finance of course as their advisor. Chadwick led and structured the management buy out of Export Logistics Limited, which demonstrates a clear link back to the maritime history of Liverpool through its activities as specialised sea freight forwarders.

Since the buy out Chadwick Corporate Finance has assisted Managing Director Mike Guest in developing the company's systems and management information, and the company has enjoyed a sustained period of good trading. …