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Strategic Advice

We provide partner led strategic advice to companies looking to grow, to realise capital or to engineer corporate development. We assist clients in the evaluation of strategic key options, undertaking strategic reviews, assessing capital raising options and running acquisition and buyer searches for our clients. Our partner led approach allows us to take a long-term approach, and to work with clients to optimise their business model in readiness for a potential transaction. As a result, we often become a trusted, independent adviser to our clients.


SPARK has extensive experience acting on both the buy side and sell side of M&A transactions. We believe in running a structured and streamlined sales process, where significant resources are deployed in buyer identification which we believe delivers optimal results and minimises business disruption. As an adviser with expertise across the capital structure, we use our leverage knowledge and experience to drive value or introduce debt funders as an alternative to a total sale to best fit client objectives.

We have excellent relationships amongst the financial buyer community, successfully completing a number of cross-border transactions utilising our contacts and relevant databases. As a growth company adviser, SPARK assists clients on the buyside, including bespoke acquisition searches – unlike many sell-side focused boutiques.

Public M&A

SPARK has extensive knowledge and experience of public company M&A under the Takeover Code, acting both for offeror and offeree company boards. We have acted on recommended deals, unsolicited and hostile approaches, and bid defences. SPARK has a track record in delivering value for shareholders in public processes, utilising our extensive knowledge of capital markets and advisory skills to optimise price. Similarly, when acting on behalf of the offeror, SPARK’s deep understanding of takeover tactics and strategy, and investor attitudes and perceptions helps to deliver a successful transaction.

For larger companies, with bulge bracket advisers, we are able to act as sounding board for directors, ensuring they have objective impartial advice on key decisions.