Whether you are investing for growth, buying or selling businesses, our focus in Forster Chase is on your success. The seniority of our staff is what makes our offering unique. The majority of our partners and advisors come from industry and would have been on both sides of deals, transactions or hiring before many times at board level, thereby bringing a unique perspective from having "done it before" for themselves.  

We have connections in major global corporates, private equity, smaller boutique firms as well as not for profits and government. We have long-standing relationships with CEOs, Chairmen and Strategy Directors which means we can assess potential interest very quickly, allowing us to concentrate on areas where deals are much more likely to happen. We are also regularly approached by international investors and private equity businesses who are looking to enter specific markets – these are generally contacts that more local boutique strategic advisors simply wouldn’t have.

We believe we offer an unrivalled service because of both our extensive network and reach as well as our in-depth specialisms combined with decades of experience. Choosing Forster Chase as your strategic advisor means you can be assured that you will have the best talent available working on your behalf every time. We work across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Please see below for a list of our services.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

We offer the full range of buy-side and sell-side advisory services covering: - Development of sale or acquisition strategy - Indicative and full valuations - Preparation of sales memorandum or acquisition financial and other information - Identification of, and shortlisting preferred, acquirer/vendor targets - Due diligence - Deal negotiations - Heads of Agreement - Revie of legal agreements, including sale and purchase agreements. - Taxation impact - Overall management and coordination of the sale/acquisition process


Debt Advisory

We offer full debt advisory services covering: - Business plan and finance proposal preparation or review - Development of potential debt funding options - Identification of appropriate debt funding providers - Provision of strategic advice, funding negotiations and assistance with the implementation of preferred funding solution - Overall management and coordination of the debt funding process


Transaction Services

We provide a wide range of due diligence services tailored to the needs of our clients, including: - Sell side: exit readiness strategic and operational assessments, vendor due diligence and completion. - Buy side: pre acquisition due diligence and completion support; and - Financing: financing due diligence, refinancing due diligence and independent business reviews.


Taxation Services

We provide a focused range of corporate tax services to our clients before, during and after sale, acquisition and funding transactions, including =: - Pre transaction tax structuring advice. - Deal transaction tax support; and - Post taxation tax planning.



Forster Chase is able to assist with equity fundraising - starting from seed capital right through to fundraising for MBO, MBI and any other corporate purpose. We have extensive networks within Angel investors, Family Offices, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Commercial Venture arms as well as Institutional Investors such as Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, Asset Managers and Sovereign Wealth Funds. In addition we will work with the management team to prepare themselves for a fundraise including: - strategic discussions around the amount of funds required, timeframes and investment framework - reviewing and assisting in creating all investor decks, pitch decks and marketing material - assisting with reviewing financial models and strategic business plans, - preparing the management team for pitching for funds - facilitating and negotiating with potential investors and generating terms sheets