Corporate Finance for SMEs

Sterling Capital Reserve Ltd is a small corporate finance advisory practice specialising in advising on business transactions for SMEs and owner-managers.

We assist businesses in the £1m to £20m turnover range looking to make an acquisition or undertake a buy-out,   which is considered “below the radar” for most Corporate Finance departments of National Accountancy practices and is considered “too small to fund” by high street lenders.

Our advisors have extensive Corporate Finance experience and access to niche lenders with more appetite than the high street banks.

David Griffiths

Sterling Capital Reserve Limited was formed in 2000 by Managing Director, David Griffiths.

David is a qualified chartered accountant having experience in acquisitions and buyouts within national accountancy practices. David takes the lead advisory role in corporate finance transactions and is assisted by colleagues with accountancy and banking backgrounds.

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    Management Buy Outs

    At Sterling Capital Reserve, we provide proactive services to the proposed Management Buy out (MBO) team throughout the transaction.

    It is easier to continue an existing company than start a new business; a Management Buy Out could be the ideal solution for both vendor and the remaining management team.

    Typically, an MBO team will be doing their first deal, so getting support through the process is invaluable.

    Business Acquisitions

    A business acquisition can provide several benefits like the ability to cross-sell products and services into complimentary markets, increased profitability, additional management and skilled labour force, increase geographic coverage and elimination of a competitor.

    We regularly advise on potential acquisitions, from initial valuations, negotiating with the vendor (or their advisers), sourcing funding and seeing the transaction through to legal completion.

    Finance for Transactions

    Most of our transactions are in respect of everyday family businesses where the size of transaction falls below the appetite of the mainstream banks.

    We look to blend a number of finance sources in order to attain the purchase price, yet at the same time provide flexibility to ensure it can meet future debt obligations and operate with sufficient working capital.

    Why use Sterling Capital Reserve?

    Here are six reasons why you should use us to broker your MBO or Business Acquisition


    We have an experienced team of consultants with backgrounds in Accountancy, Banking and Financial Services.

    No Upfront Fees

    We only get our fee, when you get your funding.

    Extensive Lender Panel

    With a panel of over 200 lending partners, we're confident that we can find the most suitable product for your business

    Saving you time

    You do what you do best, and we’ll do what we do best, on your behalf.


    We put together a professional lending proposal to the chosen lender and assist you all the way through to a successful completion.

    Value for money

    Experienced professional deal makers without large accountancy fees.

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