We guide owners of private companies every step of the way when selling their business, raising capital or building value through M&A
Independent, founder run business since 1993
90% deal completion record
40% average uplift in sale value for our clients
Broader Thinking, Higher Values
Our founder, Jim Keeling, set up Corbett Keeling 30 years ago to spearhead integrity in corporate finance. He wanted to guide clients the way his father and grandfather had done, with honesty and a sense of responsibility. Jim's wife Emma, who also has a corporate finance background, joined as COO in 2015.
We are an independent firm with a strong focus on selling UK privately owned companies worth £10-150 million. We offer a tailored and personal service to our clients guiding them through successful transactions every step of the way – we are not a business broker. As a family owned business without the constraints and conflicting interests, we’re able to take the long view.
Our broader thinking approach is underpinned by the high values of our founder, a stickler for telling the truth. We’re proud to achieve an average 40% uplift in sale value for our clients compared to their initial expectations, along with a 90% deal completion rate.
We are proud of our clients
See what our clients say about us
Not only was Corbett Keeling’s advice always timely, to the point and in our best interest but, crucially, they had outstanding knowledge and understanding of the potential buyers, whether trade or financial and UK or overseas.
John HorganCo-Founder and Director
Corbett Keeling created a way forward, where others could not, at a critical moment for the management team. Their access to the appropriate funders in the UK and overseas, and their ability to move quickly, were both crucial to making this transaction possible.
It was a pleasure dealing with Jim Keeling and his team throughout the process. We wanted to find the right partners and to do the right deal for us - Corbett Keeling delivered just that.
Chris LeachChairman and Founder
As with most entrepreneurs, we have poured our hearts into our business and, although realising we would at some point need to step back, were cautious about beginning the process. The team at Corbett Keeling really were excellent at guiding us through the options and, when the time came, ensuring we secured the best deal with the best partner.
I regretted choosing one of the big four global accounting/consultancy firms for the sale of my business – although they have a big brand name, I did not feel they provided the level of detail or interaction with prospective buyers that I was expecting and I wish I had used Corbett Keeling as I did in the previous sale. As a result I have come back to Corbett Keeling to deal with our next transaction as I feel they provide their clients with both a first class and personal service which is ultimately what we are all looking for.
Andy LeslieGroup Chairman