UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants

Automotive corporate finance support

The automotive sector continues to see a huge level of consolidation.  However, with growing concern in the industry about a falling number of finance providers,  you will need the support of a specialist corporate finance expert if your business plans include buying a dealership or selling a dealership, or raising equity or debt finance to facilitate growth.

Automotive corporate finance brochure

Our automotive team includes corporate finance specialists who are dedicated to the motor sector and who can bring parties together and help facilitate deals. To learn more about the services we offer and our team, download our brochure.

Our motor retail corporate finance support services

Support buying or selling a motor dealership

The UK automotive sector has seen strong results over recent years with deal volumes growing and deal values increasing significantly. With the high levels of transactional activity looking set to continue for the foreseeable future, we expect to see an increasing number of motor dealers make the decision that now is the right time to come to market.

Whether you are looking to sell a dealership or to buy a dealership, we can advise you on the entire transaction, from initial approaches to negotiations and completion. Our corporate finance automotive team have brokered over 150 automotive transactions and in excess of 70 motor retail disposals in the past five years and have been the forefront of a significant proportion of the UK motor retail deals completed in 2017. This allows us specialist understanding of motor retail transactions and the operational processes that can affect these transactions, meaning that we will provide you with a unique and highly relevant service which ensures you achieve the best possible outcome.

Dealership valuations

If you are looking to buy or sell a dealership, you will need a good valuation that relies on a blend of data analysis, industry expertise and commercial judgement. We understand not just the issues affecting the automotive sector, but the sector itself. This means we will always apply the relevant valuation methodologies and take account of the latest market trends and actual transaction prices that are taking place in the ‘real world’.

Funding advice

With a strong network of relationships with the various funders that support the motor sector, together with a vast amount of up-to-date knowledge on latest funding techniques, we can ensure your business is optimised from a funding perspective enabling you to achieve your expansion aims.

New market entry assignments

We can advise you on all aspects of running a business in the automotive industry and will draw upon our experience and extensive contact base to open the right doors for you.  Our knowledge means we are aware of the key risks impacting on the sector and we can work with you to devise a practical plan that will maximise your chances of a successful market entry.

Recent experience

To read about some of the recent deals we have advised on, please visit the corporate finance resources section of our website.

If you are looking for support selling a dealership or buying a dealership, or would like to discuss the other motor trade corporate finance support services that we can provide to your business, please contact one of our automotive accounting specialists at your nearest location, or complete the contact form.