First City Corporate Advisory Services
The corporate finance advisor for mid-size businesses facing major change
We Are First City Corporate Advisory Services
At Your Service
Are you or your business facing a major change, such as the retirement of a founder, the opportunity to acquire another business or growth opportunities that need more capital?
Since 1996, we've partnered with over 100 clients - business owners, boards and management teams - across more than 200 engagements. Our experience spans a wide range of challenges, including over 40 M&A transactions.
Considering selling your business? We will bring you international exposure, generating a closed auction that attracts the best buyers, often not even on your radar. You deserve the best deal, and we make it happen.
Our expertise goes beyond M&A. We've advised on joint ventures, strategic reviews, capital raising, shadow equity plans, independent expert reports, and business valuation and modeling. Whatever your challenge, we will help you navigate it.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you navigate change and prosper.
These are just a few of the ways that we've helped our clients.
Sell a business
We confidentially identify and target potential buyers - locally and globally - for whom your business may be an ideal fit. By casting a wide net and conducting a disciplined, professional process to generate competitive tension, we get the best deal. Most of our clients are not aware of the eventual buyer at the start of the process.
We will help you raise debt or equity capital and get the best mix of the two. There is plenty of cash chasing deals. Equity markets are increasingly global. Not all capital is created equal - matching your needs with the right investors is the key to getting the deal that is uniquely best for you.
Interested in launching a new business to exploit intellectual property that you've developed? Not sure whether or how to add new products or expand geographically while minimising risk? Contemplating a joint venture or other commercial agreement?
We will help you articulate, evaluate and execute new strategies.
"At the outset, I had no idea of the complexities and stresses of an international business sale process. First City was invaluable in securing an excellent deal and guiding me through the process."