Corporate Finance

Our Corporate Finance team will help your business prepare for and deliver successful transactions. Whether raising new finance for growth, expansion through acquisition, helping shareholders exit or managing succession we provide expert insight, planning and execution.

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We frequently help our clients with the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management buy-outs
  • Due diligence
  • Equity and debt funding
  • Financial modelling
  • Business plans
  • Exit and succession strategy

We take pride in our position as trusted advisers; we are often the first port of call for our clients, when they are considering a strategic change. This is because our team are honest about options in terms of financing, acquisitions or disposals and we always approach each situation with a ‘can do’ mentality.

We provide direct and uncompromising advice grounded in our experience and specific expertise, and will provide continued support and guidance every step of the way.

Ultimately, we will be there, by your side, to help you complete a transaction which delivers your objectives.

If you have any questions that you think we may be able to help answer, please contact our team today.

Paul Mason has written a series of blogs all about the art of corporate finance negotiation. To read this series please click here.

We understand the financing market: we work every day with all stages of organisations, from entrepreneurs to established owner-managed businesses, and have strong links with investors, private equity firms and banks.

Working together with you, we will assess your sources of finance – both existing and new sources – to ensure they will enable you to achieve your business goals and are correctly priced.

We understand that there are a variety of ways to pass on the ownership and management of your business in order to realise value. We help owners and the management team plan for and deliver successful transitions, whether that is an externally-funded buy-out by the ongoing management team, a disposal of the business to a larger company or other mechanism.

The value of a good business is invariably tied to its people and we will help you enhance that value.

Our team will partner with you to assess acquisition or investment opportunities; prepare joint ventures; consider disposing of parts of your business; undertake strategic reviews or simply diagnose the financial health of your business.

Input and advice provided by the Chiene + Tait team enables our clients to plan a long-term future based on a clear, objective vision.

Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust

“I am very happy to endorse Chiene + Tait. We have received invaluable advice from them regarding VAT issues. They have been very thorough and efficient throughout and have acted on our behalf in dealing with HMRC. They identified major savings on the VAT on the capital cost which has enabled our project to move forward.”

Neil Sutherland, MD, Makar

“We were introduced to Chiene & Tait in relation to an R&D tax credit application to HMRC and to say were were delighted with the outcome is an understatement. The specialist service provided made all the difference for a very successful claim and subsequent financial payout. Since this initial experience we have not hesitated in working with Chiene & Tait in subsequent years with continued success. I would reconvened their services to any progressive organisations engaged in R&D activities.”

Martin Nadin, Chief Executive, Scottish Veterans Residences

“They are well-informed about the charity and third sector. Their performance has been seamless, runs on rails, and their size allows them to provide us with a personalised service.”

Chris Wright, Founder, deltaDNA

“We have especially liked Chiene + Tait’s approach: they have always taken a long-term view, working with us to make sure we correctly allocate R&D and show to HMRC the reason each project is valuable research. This has allowed us to successfully secure the tax credits with the minimum of fuss and the confidence each year to invest. I cannot rate Chiene + Tate highly enough. Having worked with other firms during the years on R&D Tax Credits, Chiene + Tait are by far the most professional, easiest to work with and ultimately the best at maximising the value back to the company.”

Tabatha McCree-Cox, Tarbraxus Distillers

“Chiene + Tait offered that expertise which is really important. They have a very friendly team. For example, Kerry on the VAT side has been really good, very detailed: she sets out the information very clearly along with what needs to be done. They are so much better than the previous firm we used.”

Richard Cooper, CEO, Novosound

“Novosound chose to engage with Chiene + Tait for specific tax advice prior to commencing its spin out. We chose C+T due to their deep knowledge of tax treatment with respect to share issues at company formation. This knowledge was exceedingly useful before and during the spin out process. The firm was easy to deal with and when a particular issue arose at the 11th hour, they dropped everything and developed a practical solution that suited all parties. All together C+T are a great firm to work with.”

Bruce Weir, Director, CW Properties

“Chiene + Tait have been excellent to deal with over the last ten years, with clear robust advice on all aspects of our company work. They really do think through solutions to provide best advice at all times.”

Gillian Brown

“They are efficient and I’ve found the people to be easy to work with. They are very transparent in their approach, and always very quick and professional in their responses. I do regard them as a trusted adviser.”

Karen Stark, Head of Finance, Care Visions Group

“Chiene + Tait have provided Care Visions with a professional service from the start: the set-up and parallel runs gave me so much confidence in the decision to outsource. The team at Chiene + Tait are always professional, extremely helpful and reliable.”

Enable Scotland

“As an organisation, we have had a hugely positive experience working with Chiene + Tait. The firm is easy to work with, flexible and promotes a real sense of confidence in their work and advice.”

Barry McCorkell, Director, Aubrey Capital Management

“I had no hesitation in asking for advice from the Chiene + Tait team when HMRC selected us for an Employer Compliance Review. Having longstanding trusted advisers at our side made it a lot easier and a lot less stressful! HMRC’s recommendations were quick to be addressed and adopted so the review, which could have been a challenging and unnerving experience, was instead professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending the C+T team to anyone in the future.”

Neil Wilkie, COO, Mironid

“We have been delighted to work with Chiene + Tait on our R&D tax credit claim over the past few years. The guidance and professionalism of the C+T team has resulted in a smooth submission process with a concomitant successful outcome. I’d highly recommend their services.”

Keith Thompson, Head of HR, Hampden & Co

“Chiene + Tait are responsive and helpful, and I thoroughly enjoy working with them. They are clear about up-front costs, and I find they provide a good service and value for money.”

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