Welcome to Sunaxis Corporate Finance

Sunaxis Corporate Finance specialises in providing strategic, financial and transactional advice to shareholders, directors and management teams alike.

Sunaxis Can Help You Sell Your Business

Selling your business is probably the most important financial transaction any business owner will be involved in, and can be a challenging and emotional experience, so it is crucial to choose the right adviser to accompany you through the process.

As the Nottingham office of Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide (CFAW), Sunaxis is part of a global network which enables us to search for potential buyers worldwide.

Before deciding to sell your business it is important to consider your reasons for doing so, as you will need to demonstrate a convincing approach to any potential purchaser of your business.

There are some key things you should consider prior to a sale:

  • What are your goals as the owner of the business? Are you looking for a full or partial sale, are you contemplating retirement now or over a defined period?
  • What are you looking to achieve as a director of the business? The sale of a non-core trading division or subsidiary could be a good strategic decision, or a sale to a larger organisation may take the business to the next level.
  • Who else will be affected by a sale and what will their requirements be? This may include other shareholders, directors, and employees, as well as key customers, suppliers and finders of the business.

If, after careful consideration of these key questions, you decide that you wish to sell your business, then the team at Suanxis can help you work through some or all of the following steps:

  • Grooming for sale which will include a review of your financial and commercial information, identifying process improvement and changes to revenues and costs under different ownership.
  • Preparing a sales document (Information Memorandum) for release to potential acquirers, including an overview of the company and its commercial and financial potential
  • Identifying potential acquirers and facilitating introductions
  • Conducting a desktop valuation of your business and advising on the exit options available to maximise shareholder value
  • Leading detailed sale negotiations with potential acquirers and agreeing headline terms with your preferred bidder
  • Advising on the financial structuring of the transaction
  • Working alongside your chosen lawyers for the legal documentation of the deal
  • And final negotiations and project managing the sale which will include all due diligence requirements through to completion.

Team Members

Carl Chadwick ACA

Carl Chadwick ACA

Carl Chadwick founded Sunaxis Corporate Finance in 2008 following a successful career which began at Boots plc, Price Waterhouse, PKF and Grant Thornton where he was a Partner with responsibilities for flotations, AM listings and corporate finance work particularly around Nottingham and Sheffield.

He built his career in corporate finance eventually leading him to find his own specialist company. Whilst at PKF and GT he led all forms of corporate transactional activity ranging from shareholder and corporate reorganisations to raising capital for the development of clients’ businesses.

He became GT’s specialist partner handling the food industry sector on a UK wide basis from primary food processing companies through to food manufacturing and the retail and wholesale supply chain.

Carl has played a key role in numerous company and business mergers, acquisitions and disposals. His extensive knowledge across all these aspects of corporate finance means he is perfectly placed to advise on the strategic change so often necessary in today’s complex business world.

Since founding Sunaxis he has handled broadened its focus to cover support to businesses on franchising, flotations, acquisitions, mergers, disposals and raising finance to support acquisitions through MBO’s and MBI’s

As a result of floating Belvoir Lettings he was asked to take on the role of Finance Director on a part-time basis for 3 years during which his expertise in franchising and the lettings sector grew exponentially. Sunaxis has gone on to do a number of mergers acquisitions and disposals in the this sector

Carl enjoys the satisfaction of supporting businesses of various sizes to improve and expand to achieve their goals and ambitions.  Whether short term or an end game he likes to see the acorn of an idea grow into an oak tree and beyond with by supporting entrepreneurs helping to keep our economy thriving.

In his personal life he races an MG Midget, has managed to avoid breaking a leg whist skiing and more recently has taken up cycling to maintain his fitness.

Guy has spent over 25 years as a corporate financier, advising small and mid-sized quoted companies on AIM and the Main Market on flotations, fundraisings, public company take-overs, acquisitions, mergers and disposals and restructuring. Guy trained and practised as a solicitor with Herbert Smith in the City, before moving into investment banking and stockbroking. He has worked at a senior level in the corporate finance teams of some of the leading smaller company specialists in the market: Albert E Sharp, Old Mutual Securities and Arbuthnot Securities (now Stockdale Securities), Shore Capital, Seymour Pierce and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Guy has advised and helped raise funds for companies across virtually every business sector. He is able to offer unrivalled advice on all aspects of corporate transactions, having project managed numerous transactions throughout his career. His contacts in and knowledge of the legal, accounting, financial advisory and marketing professional community aspects of quoted company deals enables him to provide thoroughly comprehensive advice and guidance to clients.

Chris Lamb qualified with the ICAEW. He has extensive experience in all aspects of accountancy work having worked with a variety of sole traders, partnerships & limited companies of varying size and from different industries. Whilst studying at university he worked in a competitive sales environment and subsequently developed a career as an sales consultant before progressing to sales account management and then moving into accountancy where he has been able to use his commercial experience to good advantage for his clients.

Since joining Sunaxis in 2014 he has been involved in all of our corporate finance projects on behalf of clients.  He has also acted as FD on behalf of various clients.

Gill Burns is responsible for all aspects of HR at Sunaxis. She ensures that we meet our objectives by having the right people in place, providing training and development opportunities for our team, and guidance around issues such as performance and progression, and disciplinary measures where they arise and covers areas such as:

  • conditions of employment
  • equality and diversity
  • negotiation with external work-related agencies
  • pay and rewards
  • recruitment and retention
  • working practices.

Gill has a clear understanding of our employer’s business objectives and is able to devise and implement policies that support them, including promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation.

Sunaxis’s Marketing Director is responsible for promoting the business across many platforms. He has a background in publishing, broadcasting, business consultancy, marketing, training and recruitment, event organisation and promotions. He provides mentoring support to a broad cross section of clients. He has previously managed the transition of a family owned business with medium profit aspirations to a hard-nosed PLC with a total bottom line focus. Took profitability from 11% to 27% in his time in charge. Stewart is an integrative leader with a genuine interest in people and provides business advice in a friendly but objective manner.

Charlie has recently joined Sunaxis as a Corporate Finance Executive. He is currently training to qualify with the ICAEW.

Charlie graduated in Industrial Economics and subsequently has a passion for all things commercial. This knowledge has been useful when applied to our clients.

Since joining, he has been involved in all of our projects and is quickly developing experience in all areas of corporate transactional activity.

Away from the office, Charlie is an elite level canoeist, having consistently represented Great Britain for the past 6/7 years. He is a multiple world and European medalist and a current member of Team GB.