Mackinnons is an independent financial services firm based on the Isle of Wight. We have a large client base, consisting of privately held businesses and their associated owners, public and private limited companies, partnerships, start-up businesses and trusts.
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The Corporate Finance team has been the backbone of Mackinnons for the last 25 years. We understand the importance of working within our clients’ needs and we apply flexible thinking required to get deals from start to finish.
Our team has the contacts and experience to reach out to potential buyers in niche markets and create compelling business plans and financial models, to negotiate the best deal for you.
We use a variety of techniques, including use of specialist databases and our extensive contact lists alongside our client’s own knowledge of their market, to locate acquisition targets, make contact and start the acquisition process.
Once we have located a buyer or target for your company, we will manage the process. From due diligence, designing and creating an efficient corporate structure and documenting the sale structuring documentation, all the way to completion.
We have the ability to raise equity funding in house. However, we are of the opinion that for fundraises under £5M, crowd funding often offers the lowest cost of capital. Mackinnons’ experience and knowledge in raising equity finance privately puts us in an ideal place to set up a crowdfunding campaign for success, as well as being able to kick start fundraising by introducing our private contacts to the opportunity. Our knowledge and experience of numerous crowdfunding platforms allows us to guide you towards the best solution for your particular requirements.
Fundraises Under £5M
Mackinnons can support you through crowdfunding, by getting your business investment-ready with a quality business plan, financial model and marketing material.
For larger or more challenging fundraises, Mackinnons can assist by using a more traditional private equity fundraiser.
FSMA Compliance for Promotional Activity
We have experience advising on FSMA compliance for promotional activities for equity fundraising. We can also provide ‘Section 21’ approval for financial promotions, which is often required under FSMA legislation
We offer business and asset valuation services for use in raising commercial finance, equity fundraising, company sale and probate. We apply recognised valuation methods and create intuitive financial models.
Mackinnons can provide advice and guidance on restructuring your business, whether it’s re-financing or separating elements of the business, and can achieve it in a tax and cost-efficient manner.
Business Support Services
Mackinnons has an experienced back-office team which can deal with a variety of small business needs, including:
We offer a wide range of bookkeeping, accountancy & tax return services to businesses.
We can take the load off of small businesses by ensuring your company accounts and tax, payroll and VAT returns are filed accurately and on time.
Our secretarial services include company formation and filing with Companies House.
Mackinnons Partner, Iain Mackinnon, has several select board appointments. His longest advisory role has been with the charitable organisation, Garsington Opera, where he has been involved for 27 of the groups’ 28 years. Iain’s advice draws upon his near 30 years as a partner in both corporate finance or accountancy.
This includes standard commercial finance options, secured mortgages, unsecured loans and alternative finance, which includes P2P lending.
We can offer preferential rates for bulk purchases of foreign currencies.
As an FCA authorised financial services firm, with the authority to hold client money, we offer CASS compliant client account services.