Corporate Finance

Mission: "to guide shareholders to achieve their business goals 
and give our people rewarding and purposeful work,
whilst mitigating impact on the environment, as we strive to be net zero"


About Us

Polestar is a mid-market corporate finance boutique providing advisory services to businesses across our five key sectors: Sustainability; Software, Media & Technology; Business Services; Manufacturing & Distribution; and Health & Education. Since inception, we have worked on over £6bn worth of transactions.

Our collaborative approach follows three key principles – understand, guide, and deliver. These principles underpin the work we undertake as every deal has its unique challenges and nuances that must be navigated and overcome. Like the Polestar, used by maritime navigators as a constant for plotting their route, we will pilot your transaction safely to your destination.

Our award-winning team comprises UK and overseas-based M&A and Corporate Finance professionals offering a range of services including debt and equity raising, corporate restructuring, buyside advisory and management buyouts.

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What we do


With over 100 combined years of experience of understanding owners’ aspirations, we take a considered, flexible and thorough approach to selling your company. The aim is to maximise value, be that financial or non-financial – read more. 

Acquiring another company is a time consuming and complex process which can either create or destroy value for you.

Our hands-on and proactive approach keeps you informed and in control whilst enabling you to remain focused on running your company – read more.

The opportunity to purchase the business can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. An MBO presents a tremendous opportunity for managers to control the future direction of the company with the potential to create considerable personal wealth – read more. 

Equity can come from a wide range of sources, each being appropriate for different situations. Which is the most appropriate will depend on your size and desired purpose for the funding – read more.

Polestar has considerable expertise in assisting companies to achieve the most effective debt structure. The most appropriate structure will depend on your asset base, underlying cash flows and your business plan, debt costs rise with complexity and risk – read more.