M&A Advisors for Smart Entrepreneurs

 “Seek the Counsel and Expertise of Those Who Have Been There Before You.”

– Anonymous

At Tower, you can bet that we share your passion, focus and commitment. We cut our teeth on the entrepreneurial trail and when we say we understand you, it’s because we’ve walked the same path.

Passion is at the heart of everything we do. We love the challenge, we embrace the process and we celebrate the end results. We love what we do and what we do best, is to help other entrepreneurs make the right decisions.

With Tower Corporate Finance, you get our A-list from day one. Our senior team is your senior team. From initial consultation until after your deal closes, the hand you shake on the first day will be the same one you’ll shake after the deal is done. From 2012, Tower’s senior staff has built a solid, efficient and unrelenting work ethic. Time is short. All day, every day, we’ll keep up the pace. You’re busy, you’ve got a business to run and we’ve got one to sell. From day one, you’ll find our approach transparent, candid and open. We speak plainly and directly.

We understand how difficult it is to place your life’s work in another’s hands. We get it… you need to know those hands are safe. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know what it’s like to sit on the other side of the desk. We’ve built and sold businesses. We know what’s at stake and we know your concerns first-hand. And if after our initial discussions, there’s no chemistry between us, for whatever reason, we’ll still help by providing you with advice as to the right path you may wish to pursue. Why? Because we want you to succeed with or without us. So, even if we don’t shake hands, we’ll still support your efforts.

Tower is a boutique M&A advisor. We have limited capacity and therefore only take on a limited number of clients each year, so we’re picky with whom we do business. This modus operandi enables us to give each of our clients, the focus and attention they deserve and need to get the job done. That means you can expect our absolute commitment from beginning to end.

Our key operations take place in two of Europe’s leading financial capitals: London and Amsterdam. We are also supported by our full-time support teams in Toronto and Barbados. This global approach allows us to effectively assist business owners from all around the globe. If you’re considering selling your business, we should talk. We can help you avoid the pitfalls and common oversights that most entrepreneurs make on the journey to selling their business.

The first consultation? That’s on us… we’ll chat, have lunch. Whatever suits you. We’ll speak specifically about you and your business; your objectives and we’ll discuss best strategy for your business. You’ll want to know “what’s my business worth?”, so we’ll do some analysis ahead of time so that we can have a meaningful discussion. We’ll explain how your business should be sold, how long it should take, and what you can expect along the way.

We’ll invest the time to get to know you, your business and your objectives; we’ll spare you the sales pitch as we get to know one another. If we’re a good fit, and you’d like to discuss matters further, then we’ll kick things up a gear. We know what lies ahead for you, the uncertainties you have and the questions you require answers to. We’ll take it as slow – or fast – as you want.

So, if you want to start a dialogue… get in contact (here)

Our Corporate Values

Our approach to selling businesses is entrepreneurial. That means a creative, assertive and methodical full-service commitment to selling your business. Over the years, we’ve developed and continually refined our strategy for selling businesses. We know of no other approach that is as comprehensive and well-executed as ours. It’s labour-intensive and requires marketing expertise, selling acumen, intelligence, humour and unwavering commitment to realising the end-result: achieving the optimal result in the sale of your business.

Client Profile

Our client base is diverse.  In terms of geography, industry and company size, we’ve advised on the sale of everything from hotels, tech companies, gold mines, vineyards, industrial companies, finance, a supercar company and so many other sectors, sometimes we forget a few.   In terms of enterprise value, our client’s businesses range from €25 million to €500+ million.

Mark Carmichael

Our founder, Mark, is a lifelong serial-entrepreneur whose indisputable passion is developing, implementing and executing exit strategies for entrepreneurs. Oxford-educated (MBA), Mark’s entrepreneurial background is unique amongst other investment bankers and M&A advisors. This blend of experience is uncommon in M&A, meaning he and his team are qualified to provide real-world advice that imparts a meaningful difference to entrepreneurs on their own journeys to selling their businesses.  In his career to date, Mark has advised hundreds of companies worldwide, equating to billions of dollars, and has delivered impressive results where other advisors have fallen short.

Mark and his team have advised everyone from early-stage hyper-growth tech companies to multi-national consumer branded businesses. From 2006 onwards, they have helped a diverse range of clients achieve the ultimate goal, the successful sale of their business.  When not advising on exit strategies, selling businesses, or other entrepreneurial matters, you might find him speaking on the international circuit. At present he is working on the sequel to his international award-winning book, The Intelligent Exit: The Business Owner’s Guide to A Winning Strategy When Selling Your Business.  Verne Harnish, author of The Rockefeller Habits and founder of Entrepreneur’s Organization describes Mark as “…the entrepreneur’s M&A advisor.”

Our Team

Mark Carmichael

Head of Corporate Finance

Eric Mass

Director

Binayak Thapa

Director

Renee Waters

Director, Investor Outreach