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Welcome to JLB M&A Practice

JLB M&A Practice was founded by Jonathan Lawson-Brown in 2010 following a successful Corporate Finance Advisory career gained with a top ten UK firm of Chartered Accountants.

Jonathan in conjunction with his associate partners provides a truly personal and trusted range of advisory services to a broad range of clients including PLCs, privately owned SMEs, Private Equity Funds, Family Offices and Individuals who require assistance with the following services;

Acquiring a Business

Do you need assistance in the Identification, Negotiation and Project Management of a Business Acquisition? Perhaps you have a target in mind or you might need us to help you identify one? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch in order to see how we can help you find the right business to Acquire.

Selling a Business

Are you thinking about selling your business and want to know what is involved in Selling your Business? Most business owners will only sell a business once in their lifetime so it’s critical to make sure you choose the right partner to help you sell your business in order to benefit from all that hard work, time and effort you have put into growing and developing your business.

Finding the right purchaser for your business is often the hardest and most critical part of the deal and we know how to source the right buyers to meet with your goals, get in touch to find out how we can help you sell your business.


Future Planning? Acquisitions….Management Buy Out/Buy In….

Just starting to think about selling your business or making an acquisition of another business for the first time? Or would you like to spend some time out enjoying the fruits of your labour but still want to remain involved in the business? Perhaps you don’t want to sell your business to a trade competitor, but would be pleased to let the management team buy the business from you? There are many different conundrums that need to be carefully thought through and planned for when planning for the succesion in ownership of your business and we’re here to help you explore and implement those strategies.

Why not get in touch with us to see how we can help you plan for a Management Buy Out / Buy In or Partial Exit from your Business.

Business Valuations?

How much is my business worth? A question that is shared by many business owner’s…..we believe that the Answer is in the Subjective vs Objective debate. Subjectively you may have a value that you place on your business HOWEVER Objectively you don’t know what someone is willing to pay for your business or indeed how they will finance the purchase of your business. Yes industry bench marks are useful, however if you are interested to explore what the market might pay for your business, then why not get in touch to see how we can help you Sell your Business.