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What makes us different

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    90% deal completion record

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    40% average uplift in sale value achieved for our clients

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    Sector expertise across all industries

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    Access to trade & financial buyers in over 46 countries

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    30 years' experience advising privately owned companies

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    Bespoke & personal service

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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.

Our 3 Cs Approach

Our aim is that every transaction on which we advise results in the optimal mix of what we call the Corbett Keeling "3 Cs". Having listened carefully to our clients' objectives, our approach ensures they achieve the best possible combination of:

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    Cash  received
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    Certainty  of deal completion 
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    Chemistry  with buyers/investors


Corbett Keeling is proud to support Home for Good, a charity dedicated to finding a home for every child who needs one. Every 15 minutes, a child comes into care in the UK. We all have a part to play to ensure that every child and young person has the home they need to thrive – Jim and Emma Keeling are delighted to be able to play their part by providing the Home for Good team with office space as well as supporting them on the ground.

Please click the below button if you would like to find out more about the exciting work Home for Good do.

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Corbett Keeling in the Media

View the videos below to see Jim Keeling interviewed by The Telegraph’s Business Reporter, and talking to Ian King Live on Sky News in May 2022.

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