Rail and Road

Rail and Road

We are experienced business advisers to businesses in the rail and road sectors. Our clients operate in every sector of the industry from haulage and freight to passenger services in rail and road.

Our sector specialists operate throughout the UK and globally, providing practical, commercial advice to our clients. We work with owner managed businesses through to large private and publicly quoted companies as well as government agencies in the UK and around the globe.

Our clients come to us for assistance and advice in addressing a broad range of business challenges. We think they value our pragmatic approach and our commitment to building the longstanding relationships that deliver understanding and success.

You will be working with the decision makers that combine technical knowledge with the crucial overlay of a deep understanding of the sector and who invest time to understand your operations and key risks.

Our key services for transport businesses include;

Strategy planning

We can help you overcome any strategic issues to ensure the future growth and development of your business. Our services range from developing business plans, to assistance with the entire corporate strategic planning process, such as identifying growth options and new business development planning.

Raising equity and debt finance

Our advice to Transport companies ranges from strategic analysis of the optimum capital structure and the available sources of finance through to the provision of highly experienced execution resource.

Management buy-outs

Your business may consider a management buy-out to suit your strategic directions. At BDO, our team can negotiate and manage the deal ensuring the best possible completion for the MBO team and allowing you to focus on strategic prioritisation.

Financial and tax due diligence

We understand ambitious and entrepreneurial management teams as well as the needs of the large corporates, city institutions, private equity and other investors. This makes us the ideal choice to bridge those different worlds and manage the differences in culture and business practice that inevitably arise on transactions.

Tax risk and assurance

A straightforward and holistic approach can demonstrably improve the effective identification, assessment, and management of tax risk. Developing a strong tax control framework with good governance and risk management will create an environment of ‘no surprises’ in relation to how tax risk and compliance is managed globally. 

Mergers and acquisitions

Our sector-led approach means we are able to provide you with the genuine expertise in what matters to you. You will also find that we are able and willing to challenge where we believe it is needed.

Business valuations

In our experience a valuation is often needed at a difficult or stressful time. Our Transport Valuations team, which includes experts and published authors, is one of the largest in the UK and will ease you through the process. Whether you are involved in a shareholder dispute, a potential sale, the breakdown of a relationship or simply the year-end audit process. We deliver valuations in a timely and cost-effective way.

Financial modelling

Our Model services are internationally recognised and respected. We have regularly been named by InfraNews as Global #1 Model Auditor in its project finance League Tables and been awarded “Due Diligence Provider of the Year” by IJGlobal for successive years in the Europe & Africa and Americas categories.

Capital markets

Capital Markets remain one of the foremost routes to obtaining the finance necessary to help your business grow.

Exit planning

Through understanding the vision of Transport companies, we work with you to unblock the obstacles holding you back from realising your goals. We’ll help improve the quality of management information, leveraging technology and dashboards.

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