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New international deal aggregator launches online daily information alert

A new online service that provides corporate executives, investors and MBI candidates with daily alerts on established companies coming to the market for sale at a value of £750,000 to £30m in the UK and abroad has been launched. will alert subscribers of information on over 50 deals a week and the chance to see more than 85 per cent of all businesses for sale at this level in the UK.

Deal Connections is an aggregator of companies for sale – sourcing information, on an hour by hour basis, from accountants, business brokers, advisors, other consolidators and its own research.

The team behind Deal Connections has extensive experience in M&A, including two decades of specific expertise in the Management Buy-In market, where it estimates that there are at least ten thousand individuals looking to buy a business of this scale in the UK alone.

CEO James Waterhouse, who led the takeover of AIM listed Atlantic Global by a high profile US investment team in 2010, has a 25 year track record in the IT sector.

He said:

“If you are acquiring or selling a company, looking to buy into an existing business as a management team, or just looking for investment opportunities, there has been no single place you could go to see the entire UK market.

“Whilst there are free services out there that will let you see a small percentage of deals in a particular sector, there are none that give you the breadth of coverage that we do – we have some 6,490 opportunities currently live.

“We are launching this service in the UK but are also actively marketing it to executives across Europe, the Middle East, India and the US to help encourage foreign investment into UK business.”

Deal Connections has access to tens of thousands of individuals, corporates and global buyers actively looking to buy business assets in the UK.

The company also provides its subscribers with bespoke introductions to funders, accountants and lawyers who have experience in this area of the corporate finance market.

Subscription to online daily dealflow costs from £25 per month.

He added:

“We have kept the annual subscription costs low so as to allow as many people as possible to swiftly access the information and keep a timely eye on the current state of the market.

“For businesses and individuals actively looking to make an investment in a short timeframe, we also offer premium subscription models.

“A typical MBI deal takes 18-24 months to identify and transact, M&A deals can take over a year to complete, so anything we can do to speed up that process is of great value to both buyer and seller.”

Deal Connections also offers members access to a “legacy search” of thousands of businesses still for sale after more than 12 months of marketing.

James Waterhouse

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