When I founded Boxington in 2010 I wanted to create a sector specialist M&A house, of high standards and zero conflicts of interest, to provide an alternative to the many large unperforming and conflicted traditional M&A firms and networks.
Now thirteen years on, in what we have created at Boxington, we think we have achieved our original objective. And we work hard to maintain it, both for ourselves as a team and a business, and for the clients who we loyally represent.
Over our journey, there have been some constant bedrocks of who we are. We have always been sector specialists, believing in the difference this makes to what we are able to know about our sectors for our clients.
We have also always been a sell-side only advisor and enjoy being experts in the technical and project management aspects of the sell-side. It also ensures we avoid all conflicts of interest as we never work for or take fees from buyers on the opposing side of the negotiating table. Our clients value this reassurance.
Changes to the business world have also required us to evolve, and we have enjoyed this evolution. We now work with many tech-enabled and SaaS businesses, as well as our legacy service-led clients. And we now help our clients in the raising of growth capital, this being an important sell-side service by us.
Research and its possibilities has also changed. From the very start, we were strong believers in research, but the depth and power of what can be discovered through focused M&A research has increased beyond recognition. Nowadays, research is the engine at the heart of Boxington, powering what we know and achieve for our clients. Its the reason why we are able to publish our respected MarketTrackerTM reports on our sectors. Indeed we find it difficult to understand why so many of our competitors ignore the possibilities of proprietary sector research and insights, relying instead on overseas offices or partnerships to slowly share their information.
And to the present and the coming years as the advisory firm we have become, we believe that we have a special market position and differentiation, and we continuously look to leverage this for each of our clients in every year of our relationship with them.
As for the small number of new clients who we engage with for the first time each year, we look to work for entrepreneurial leaders in our sectors who are open and straight-forward with us, who are positive and realistic in their objectives, and who are looking for expert, truthful, unconflicted advice.
If you are interested in us supporting your M&A plans in our sectors, please get in touch.