Selling your business?
Growing through acquisition?
Personal support and guidance for SME business owners
Welcome to New Path Advisory.
We offer support and guidance to SME business owners when selling their businesses, or when planning to grow through acquisition. We sometimes invest directly.
Our service is practical, personal and professional.
What We Do.
Assisting and guiding you to M&A success.
We support business owners who are looking to sell their businesses. We will help you prepare carefully, promote your business with impact and reach success swiftly.
We also assist clients who are looking to grow through acquisition. We can identify and confidentially approach and secure targets, leaving you to focus on your business.
Finally, we also represent investors ourselves. If the opportunity fits our investment profile we may be able to acquire your business directly - quickly and discreetly. It could be the quickest sale you'll ever achieve.
We work with businesses in any sector. In terms of size we specialise in the £500k - £10m sales revenue bracket.
Who we are.
Straightforward, practical professionals
New Path is run by finance professionals who are passionate about small business. We are current business owners ourselves. And we've bought and sold companies multiple times, so we understand the challenges you face.
Our approach is personal - you will deal directly with our principals. We do not try to replicate the high volume business brokers with teams of sales people.
Andrew Hill, FCA
Principal and Director
Why we started.
M&A for SMEs can be challenging
Many small business owners reach a point where they know there needs to be a step change. Not another sales initiative or reshuffling of roles, but a fundamental shift in strategy.
Achieving this through M&A is exciting and powerful, but can be bewildering for a small business. Common questions are:
What is the process?
How will I manage the extra workload?
What if my staff or competitors find out?
Won't there be massive professional fees?
If there is debt involved, won't I be personally exposed?
Smaller businesses often find these issues stifling and overwhelming. A major transaction involving your own business is understandably personal and emotive.
Plus you're rightly focused on running your business, so where do you find the resource to execute any of this?
That's why New Path was founded; to support and guide business owners through this journey. But also, where necessary, to take on that extra workload; to execute the tasks required as they arise, acting as an extension of your team.
"Andrew is an excellent professional with strong financial skills and he's very attentive to detail. What we really liked was his passion for excellence and his entrepreneurial skill-set"
Private Equity Director
"I sold my business to a larger group. Andrew was always on hand to smooth matters and seek out collaboration and compromise. He focused us on the final outcome and sought to treat everyone fairly. The completed deal has been brilliant for everyone."
Corporate Sports Company
"I worked with Andrew on multiple acquisitions in the sector. He has expertise across all aspects of the deal - from financials and deal structures, to legals and integration. A great partner to have on your side"