Capital A are different from other M&A advisories, we only work with creative agencies. Either we are working on the buy side as an outsourced advisor, where we help small to mid-size agencies source off market companies to acquire using their unique search criteria. Or we work with the founders and shareholders of a creative agency who are looking for an exit, we assist with preparing the business and owners with an exit, create the resources needed to market the business and then conduct a search for a buyer.
The Exit Agency
We source deals by accessing our network of entrepreneurs, professionals and influencers in the creative industries, approaching owners and directors and assisting with negotiations. We are unique that we only work with creative agencies so our network in this area is extremely strong. We often have a buyer in mind before we even begin our searches as we are regularly speaking to our contacts and observing M&A in the creative industries. Many agencies come directly to us when they are ready to sell as we are known as the only Exit Agency in the market.
Our competitors work in silos of industries that were invented in a time when technology, media and telecoms were “other” fields bunched together. While we know that technology and telecoms are an everyday part the media business there is no sense in straddling LED manufacturers, mobile phone mast owners and a live comms agency when it comes to merging or acquiring businesses. These same “investment banks” charge retainers regardless of performance and use recent graduates with no business experience to write research documents that claim to justify valuations that could just as easily be plucked from the air (and often are).
If you’re thinking of selling your agency speak to Capital A, we have the creative, advertising and media business experience required to help you exit your agency.
Are you thinking of selling your agency?
To be the UK’s top agency acquisition firm
To delight our clients by finding the best off market acquisitions in events and media
Capital A is a London based buyside M&A firm focused exclusively on providing Strategic Acquisition Search services to public and privately-held companies. We work with our clients to identify target companies, make contact with the owners and assist in negotiating acquisitions on their behalf. We also identify brands within corporates that are prime for carve outs.
Our bespoke acquisition search service is our way to channel back the experience we have had in nearly 20 years of business to make growth through acquisitions accessible to as many SMEs as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about how we can assist with your acquisition program, please contact us.
WHAT WE DO
Finding off market acquisitions as bolt-on businesses for private and publicly traded companies
Advising a broad range of businesses from tech startups, events companies, fashion designers and skincare brands
Setting entrepreneurs free, we help business owners release stored up equity in their businesses so they can move on to their next project