Company sales

A personal approach to selling your business.

For more than 20 years, Rockworth has been helping business owners and management teams to sell their companies. We take a personal approach, forming a close working partnership with our clients and supporting them through the entire sale process.

Our experience

We have advised on the successful sale or management buyout of hundreds of businesses across dozens of industry sectors. Our clients have sold their companies to buyers ranging from private equity funds to multinational corporations.

Recent examples include the sales of Morgan, Ralph Martindale, Crowd.DNA and Weldability.

Please visit our transactions page to read about some of the deals we have been involved with. We would also encourage you to speak to our previous clients to learn more about how we work. Do get in touch if you would like to be put in touch with relevant referees.

Creative, rigorous and detailed research

We aim to put multiple options on the table, creating competitive tension between buyers and giving sellers a choice of outcomes. To do this, we take a creative and rigorous approach to our initial research, looking beyond obvious potential buyers to unearth as many options as possible.


We understand that selling your company needs to be handled sensitively. If news of the sale reaches your competitors, suppliers or staff prematurely, it can be highly disruptive. We take a unique approach to managing transactions, designed to protect your business and make sure any sensitive information is only shared with potential buyers who have expressed a genuine interest.


We build open, trusting relationships with our clients and with potential buyers. By investing time in understanding a buyer’s motivations and strategic plans for your business, we can make sure negotiations proceed smoothly by airing relevant information and tackling possible pitfalls at the right stage of the process.

UK and international networks

Over the course of hundreds of transactions, we have built an extensive network of potenial buyers, including acquisitive corporations and private equity firms. Our network extends internationally through past sales to overseas buyers. We are also a member firm of the International Corporate Finance Network, which connects us with specialist cross-border financial and legal consultants around the world.

When is the right time to sell your company?

When it comes to achieving a sale that meets your personal goals, it pays to start planning early.

Ready to talk?

If you’re thinking of selling your business, either now or in the future, please get in touch. We would love to talk about your plans and see how we can help you.