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Welcome to Mayfield Accountancy Practice Sales and Mergers

We provide you, the partners and shareholders of accountancy practices, with a professional and personal service to allow you to exit your business in a smooth and financially rewarding manner. We operate nationwide on a no sale, no fee basis with all advertising and marketing costs incurred at our expense.

We act as the agents for Vendors, acting soley in their interests, in order to achieve the best outcome for the Seller.

My name is Paul Swingler, I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and I will personally:

  • Provide you with a no obligation meeting to discuss the options available to you and a valuation of your practice
  • Determine your criteria for suitable buyers or partners
  • Write a comprehensive sales prospectus of your business
  • Formulate and agree a list of target buyers to approach and an overall appropriate marketing strategy
  • Match with our existing database of potential buyers
  • Determine and agree with you the appropriate detailed marketing strategy
  • Attend meetings with you and potential buyers
  • Negotiate indicative offers
  • Draft, negotiate and agree detailed Heads of Agreement

We usually generate a large number of parties interested in purchasing an accountancy practice and it is our role to filter this interest, handle these relationships and to achieve the best result for your needs. It is likely that you will be required to work with the eventual buyer for a period after the completion of the sale and it is therefore useful for us to act as a buffer between each party in order to maintain good relationships.


I am assisted by Philippa Jones, who is a qualified solicitor, who provides valuable support throughout the process and we are supported by our administrative team.

Despite challenging economic conditions, the outlook for accountancy sales remains buoyant. There is an increasing trend in the market place for individuals who left practice to join the corporate field but, having taken redundancy, are now seeking to return as practice owners. Equally firms are still seeking to expand through acquisition.

We appreciate that selling your business is likely to be one of the most important decisions of your life. Our commitment is to help you achieve this successfully, with discretion assured, and minimise stress and maximise the proceeds.

The highest offer is a key factor but other considerations such as the implications for employees, clients and the likeability of different buyers are important issues. We act on your behalf and follow your wishes and instructions at all times.

Call us now on 0845 452 4169 or email us now for a confidential, no obligation meeting to discuss the options available to you.

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