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Credo leads the market in strategic transaction work in our areas of expertise. For example, we work with or know nearly all of the major private equity houses with interests in business and support services, and have advised at all size levels from £10m to £1bn+ deal values.

We work buy-side and sell-side and give our clients hard-hitting and objective answers; as such, we tend only to be engaged sell-side for top quality businesses and our buy-side advice enables clients to back away early from bad deals and to focus hard on the best opportunities.

Our clients have commented that our commercial and operational due diligence work is more rigorous, detailed and insightful than that of any of our competitors, while those (corporate or buy-and-build private equity) clients using us for integration appreciate our 100% record of delivering agreed cost synergies and our willingness to go the extra mile to keep business running during a difficult time. Our work covers a mix of sector scanning and target identification, due diligence and transaction support, integration and post-deal strategy, and vendor due diligence and vendor support.

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"I like Credo’s style – your people are engaging and down-to-earth. You challenge and extend our thinking."Managing Director, FM multinational
"The work Credo has done for us has been exemplary – you are great at bringing structure to the problem, and then finding a good balance between fact-based analysis and experienced judgement."CEO, Private Diagnostics provider
"You are better value-for-money than many other firms – you do what you are asked, understand how we look at the world and bring us the facts."Head of Strategy, Engineering Multinational
"You know what you are good at and where you add value – I like the fact that you will say “no” to work if you don’t think you are the best answer."Corporate Development Director, Security and Outsourcing Multinational
"We get plenty of Partner engagement – you bring creativity and value, delivering tools and analysis we can really use. Our people really enjoy working with you."Managing Director, FM multinational
"Our trust in Credo has been well-earned. You listen really well, ensuring you really understand what we need. Our team is stronger because of Credo."Managing Director, Multinational Support Services and Construction company
"Focusing sharply is one key thing we especially value Credo for – you are happy doing small, sharp assignments. Big, complex strategy projects are rarely what we need."Head of Strategy, Engineering Multinational
"We use consulting firms very sparingly and always look at overall costs and ROI – Credo’s fee-rates may look similar to others, but you are more focussed and bring better value."Corporate Development Director, Security & Outsourcing Multinational
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Due diligence for a 500m Euro secondary buyout

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Commercial Due Diligence of a leading Domiciliary Care Services provider