Meta was established in 1999 with simple principles in mind – integrity, approachability, affordability and enthusiasm for entrepreneurial, growth businesses. 'Meta' is taken from the word metamorphosis, which we analogise to the growth and transformation an entrepreneur goes through in business – we aim to support our clients at every stage of this development and crystallise successful M&A transactions to meet their objectives throughout.
The Meta corporate finance team has developed a reputation for the delivery of high quality M&A and corporate finance advice to shareholders, management teams and corporates in the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on serving clients in London and the south-east of England. Meta specialises in the delivery of company sales, management buy-outs and buy-ins, corporate acquisitions and private equity development capital transactions. The majority of our transactions fall within the £1m to £50m range.
Our founding principles are reflected in our client approach. We offer a service differentiated from the large accountancy firms with whom we compete – we focus on the provision of a more personalised service with sensible fee structures, but without any compromise on quality of advice. We spend time with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of the key personal and commercial objectives and aspirations of the multiple stakeholders concerned, and we use this to formulate a transaction strategy which meets the needs of those involved. We take a long term view regarding client engagements; engaging early and providing strategic input to assist with business growth and the maximisation of shareholder value.
Meta is the exclusive UK representative of the CDI Global M&A network, an affiliation of over fifty professional M&A specialist offices located in major economic centres across the world. We work across the CDI Global network with our partners to deliver cross-border, middle-market corporate finance transactions to meet the distinctive requirements of strategic buyers and sellers, as well as those of financial investors. CDI Global members have completed almost 1500 corporate finance transactions across multiple industry sectors and geographies.
“We needed an adviser who was both knowledgeable and sympathetic to the particular sensitivities of the situation. Mark Ledger-Beadell, who led the transaction alongside Carey Olsen, completely met our expectations in all regards. We wholeheartedly would recommend Meta to our friends and business acquaintances.”