Case Studies By Service

Preparing for Business Sale

vfdnet helps MD negotiate a Vendor Funded Buyout

Business sale to Employees

The Managing Director had set up a UK subsidiary from scratch, building it into a profitable business through a team of 8 people. Read More >>

vfdnet helps turnaround service business and prepares for successful business sale

Financial growth picture, expressed as a plant

The business owner had experienced significant health problems and wished to exit. However the business was in no position to be sold. In order to prepare for that he decided that FD arrangements needed to be changed and a new approach introduced. Read More >>

vfdnet project manages business sale to Employee Ownership


Before VFD was involved the business’ owners had been approached by a competitor wishing to acquire the business, but they had major reservations about the risk of losing their values-led culture and potential re-location and/or redundancies. Read More >>

Business Turnaround / Transforming Finance Function

Business plan

We were called in when the business owner recognised all was not well, primarily due the Cash not reflecting the apparent profitability of the business, despite turning over £7m pa. Read More >>

Management Buy Out (MBO) & Fundraising

Business sale to Employees

Vfdnet completes Print Company fundraising and helps negotiate Management Buy Out (MBO). Gareth D – Managing Director commented: “The addition of a part time Finance Director from vfdnet made for a cracking management team to negotiate and complete our MBO…and really helped make the deal happenRead More >>

Transforming Finance & Governance

Raising Funds

Our service business employs c 2,500 people with a turnover of approximately £5Om pa.  Our experienced Virtual Finance Director, Peter was brought into the business on a part time basis to replace the previous accountant. Read More >>

Transforming Finance Function

Management Buyouts

An environmental consultancy with a turnover of circa £1 million with 25 staff. The directors of the company were keen to continue to develop and grow the company but felt they needed advice on certain areas of finance and strategy, where they did not have sufficient experience or expertise. Read More >>

Restructuring and business turnaround

Business Turnaround

The large EPoS business which I joined (as UK FD) had just acquired a significantly larger cash register business with operations across Europe and the Americas. The acquired business had deteriorated rapidly prior to acquisition, and many problems came to light following the acquisition. Read More >>

Business Turnaround or Growth

The business had performed exceptionally well over the previous 3 years growing to £7m T/o with $8m revenues in the US. We were poised to continue strong growth with a $3m contract with The Home Depot and a $2m contract with another major rental business both at contract signature stage. Read More >>

Management Buyout & Business Sale

Raising Finance

We worked with the client over a 5 year period, assisting them through a Management Buyout and then assisted through a 5 month detailed Due Diligence process by Grant Thornton, culminating in a successful Business Sale hitting the Owners valuation objective. Read More >>