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DA Capital Scotland
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Business Investments

DA Capital Business InvestmentsWe are the principals for the deals we complete, NOT brokers.  And we have the experience and capability to assess and make an offer for your business swiftly – often within days of the first contact.  And for the right deals we can complete within weeks.

Because we are like you, we fully understand that a business can be the biggest asset that people own and as such selling your business should be treated with caution.  It is important to us that we treat each potential acquisition as unique and we listen carefully to your wants and needs and a plan is made to ensure that you are completely happy with the outcome.

We understand that it may be very important to you for the good name and reputation of your business be kept – this is understandable as you will have worked long hours to build the Business up!

Finance and Deal Structures

We are specialists in crafting and financing “win-win” deals to allow the owners to exit having realised their companies' true value.

We have access to finance from a private equity fund, plus a wide range of commercial funders and we also have a network of high Net-Worth investors for the right deals.

In the current economic climate, virtually all private businesses are bought in two phases:

An initial payment normally paid within 3 days of legal completion;
and then a portion of the agreed sale price on a deferred basis, typically between 12-36 months.

The reasons why there is a deferred portion are:

  1. Our panel of funders and investors will not allow us to pay all of the value up front because of the risks associated with private businesses, especially in these difficult times.

  2. A deferred portion keeps vendors honest.  No offence but when a vendor knows he must be honest about future value, his interests are aligned with us as a buyer.

We look at the historic performance of the business as well as the prospects for a decent return on profit after tax over the next four to five years.  If your business sounds like this then we should talk.

Key Benefits of Selling to Us

We believe there are number of important benefits from selling directly to us.

  • No valuation fees.  We will give you a fair, honest and open valuation for your business.

  • Flexible, tailor-made solutions, with time-frames to suit you.

  • Offers within days, completion within weeks (subject to receiving your information promptly).

  • No time, uncertainty, stress or hassle wasted on selling via agents or brokers.

  • Legally binding contracts and written assurances built in for your protection.

  • No Broker or Agency fees.

  • We guarantee a confidential sale.

  • All offers will be explained in a clear and transparent way, and our final offers will be valid for 30 days.

  • There are NO hidden costs either.