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Corporate Finance

When you need comprehensive, dependable support at any stage of your business journey, our corporate finance team will provide practical and motivating advice to help you progress with confidence.  

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  • Gordon Steele
    Meet the team

    The team

  • UK and international entities. Owner-managed & Family Businesses.  

    Who we can help

  • M&A Advisory. Selling a Business. Fundraising. Transaction Support. Business Valuations. Restructuring & Recovery. Corporate Insolvency. Litigation Support. Done Deals. 

    How we can help


Throughout the landmark events of your business lifecycle, our specialist corporate finance team will guide you with sound, proven advice. AAB corporate finance can help you through the good times of growth and maturity, and be ready to support you should you encounter challenges such as restructuring or litigation. 

We work with companies of all sizes, from start-ups and family businesses to multinationals. Our approach to corporate finance is based on getting to know you, your circumstances and goals, and providing appropriate advice that’s focused on moving you forwards. We are always objective, but we’re also excited by the prospect of playing a crucial role in your success. 


We have skilled, experienced corporate finance people ready to help you effectively navigate merging with another entity, making a strategic acquisition or selling your business. They’ll share their knowledge and project manage you through every significant event, from start-up to exit, joint ventures to buy-outs.  

During these complex processes, we’ll take care to ensure you have enough information and advice to act confidently, without becoming overwhelmed or distracted from running your business. Timing is often a key issue too, so we’ll be sure to make you aware of deadlines and help you meet them. It’s a strategy that works well for our clients, as you can see for yourself in our done deals. 


Finances will always be foremost for your business, so it pays to be supported by corporate finance specialists who are fully informed and proficient in all the many ways you’ll be affected. Our experts will advise on the best fundraising sources and strategies for each of your projects, making the best use of their experience and connections.   

This is backed up by our transaction support, making sure you’re aware of the tax implications, carrying out financial modelling and due diligence and providing business valuations for a range of purposes. All this corporate finance advice is provided as a joined-up, fully integrated service so you’ll always be able to talk to team members who fully understand your business. 


Circumstances and markets change, so even long-established businesses can find themselves facing substantial challenges. Our response will be calm and positive; we have a successful track record of helping businesses understand their situation and setting out their best options to restructure and recover 

We’ll explore and explain your options, which could include refinancing, selling the business through accelerated mergers and acquisitions, a restructuring plan or administration. Should these options not be available, we’ll advise you on the range of potential plans and which would be best for you. We appreciate that time is usually a key factor, so we’ll move swiftly to maximise the outcome for all parties. 


If you realise your business is insolvent, or if you are experiencing personal debt and money worries, it can make it hard to see any way forwards. We are here to support you and show you the options. It may still be possible to set up a rescue plan, and our team will assess your liabilities and assets, explain your position and advise you on the correct course of action.  

The key is to speak to us as early as possible. By getting to grips with the issues early on, we’re better placed to find a solution.  

  • AAB encouraged us to submit an R&D tax relief claim. The team clearly understand the process to allow that to happen and were tremendous assistance in facilitating our submissions.

    Adrian Smith, Scotia Instrumentation Limited

  • We were delighted to have the support from our Corporate Finance partner AAB on the largest acquisition the Donaldson Group has completed to date. The collaborative support, drive and expert advice from AAB enabled us to complete the acquisition.

    Arlene Cairns, James Donaldson & Sons

  • The team have a commercial approach that adds value beyond the standard scope of services, we also benefited greatly from being able to draw on the technical knowledge and industry expertise within the wider AAB Group.

    Ben Leslie, Puma Private Equity

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    Gordon Christie author of blog Top tips for selling your business

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