Why clients recommend us

'When my husband’s diagnosis became terminal, we needed to plan for my future. Never having intended to sell, we really didn’t know where to start. That is when we turned to David Cohen for help. David listened. His compassion and commitment were obvious and his advice and guidance from day one put us immediately at ease. His ability to find contacts, solutions, ideas and opportunities is inspiring. He is incredibly proactive, professional and knowledgeable. His negotiation skills, contract advice and general ability to oversee and manage the transaction with our buyer would have been impossible to achieve on our own. I am incredibly grateful to David and would recommend his services to anyone considering selling a business.'
Jane Russell
Managing Director, Russell Automotive Centre/Russell Motor Company Ltd
Description of business: Motor vehicles repairs and maintenance
As owner manager of my business for more than 35 years, I chose David & DCA to develop and implement a personal strategy as a route to exit and retirement. David showed considerable insight and expertise around the issues and options associated with a person in my position and showed great patience in providing advice and support as the process unfolded. His flexibility, accessible style and considerable wealth of experience proved invaluable. Expert ‘Business Exit Services’ upon which one can rely are not cheap and difficult to access at any cost. I would not hesitate to recommend David and his team at DCA to anyone requiring a proactive, value adding service, to establish and implement a sustainable exit strategy, that can be expertly delivered.
Steve Bailey
Managing Director, Hygiene Group Limited
Description of business: Specialist contract cleaning services
"David's attention to detail and the comprehensive manner in which he dealt with the sale was first class. I met with over 50 interested parties, had around a dozen serious offers and made presentations to 6 prospective buyers. I've not only sold my business but forged a lasting friendship with David."
John Kenny
Managing Director, Horizontal Boring Services
Description of business: Sub-contract machining and welding specialist for valve manufacturing businesses
"David's support was key throughout the sale, acting not only as an advisor but as a sounding board and FD. There is absolutely no way that we would have been able to do this deal without him. He found us exactly the right buyer at a price well beyond my expectations and helped us to create a solid business structure moving forward."
Clive Palache
Managing Director, CPA Recruitment
Description of business: Specialist food industry recruitment consultancy
"Thank you for the way in which you conducted the sale of Communications Trade Supplies. Your professionalism throughout the whole process from the compilation of the Information Memorandum through the protracted negotiations to completion was excellent and your level of both personal and professional commitment was outstanding. I would not hesitate in recommending you or DCA Corporate to anyone thinking of selling their business."
Ernest Head
Managing Director, Communications Trade Supplies Manufacturing Limited. 
Description of business: Manufacture and distribution of voice and data cables
"Our advisors provided a comprehensive service, from planning through to completion. Following a comprehensive marketing exercise, a strategic trade purchaser was identified which led to an excellent result. We enjoyed working with David and his team whose guidance throughout the sale process was invaluable."
Philip Lappin
Managing Director, Houghton & Lappin Limited

Description of business: 16 branch pharmacy retailer located around Merseyside
"David guided us through a highly complex sale process that included the broking and merger with a trade competitor, Blues Consultants, prior to the sale of the enlarged group to a trade player. There can be no doubt that he achieved an exit value well in excess of our initial expectation".
Gary McCormick
Managing Director, Crossways Environmental Service Limited

Description of business: Asbestos management consultancy and specialist asbestos survey company with a separate laboratory services company and database services provider
"I was very happy with the service we received throughout the sale process and recommended you to another prospective business vendor, who I know has also completed a successful sale through yourselves."
Peter Malby
Managing Director, Axlecom Limited

Description of business: Supplier of original equipment suspension products to the UK car and commercial vehicle market
"David's determination to find the right business exit solution for me was exceptional. He orchestrated and guided me through the entire sale process and I was delighted with the final outcome."
Fred Wall
Managing Director, Autocraft Equipment
Description of business: Distributor and wholesaler of workshop equipment to the motor trade and fleet workshops
"We were impressed with the deal process, particularly the hands on support and guidance provided by David to the management team which led to a successful sale outcome. I would recommend DCA Corporate"
Horacio Quiero
Managing Director, Clear Cut Pictures Limited

Description of business: Post production services provider to television and film broadcasters
"The Company Directors approached David on recommendation to act for them in the sale of their Consultancy Practice.

Through a variety of unconnected events beyond our or David's control it was necessary to recommence the sale process on three separate occasions over a protracted period.

Throughout this David remained calm, diligent and dedicated to the task at hand and explored various innovative financial routes and solutions to facilitate the sale process. During the final stage, up to the point of sale, David acted for me personally to negotiate with the purchasers directly a satisfactory outcome for which I remain very grateful."
Terry Smith
Founding Director Clark Smith Partnership Limited
Description of business: Civil and structural engineering consultancy practice
David was independently recommended to me by two other owners, who had sold their businesses through him. He guided me through the process of getting the information needed, created a marketing document, and protected me from unwanted bidders. He was very thorough and ensured each prospective bidder was serious and properly funded before allowing them to make an offer and then managed the process, expertly advising me along the way. To my delight, he garnered four excellent offers. He supported me when they came to view the business and managed the process superbly. Once the bids were received, David discussed the pros and cons of each bid and then advised on structuring the sale. He liaised with all those involved at every stage making the process as easy as it could be. It took far less time than I had imagined thanks to his efficiency. Not only that but he has been involved post-sale to ensure that the purchaser delivers what they agreed. David is professional, efficient and a delight to work with. Thank you David.
Paul Adler
Managing Director, Pery Laerd Limited
Description of business: Retail optometrists
"I had known David for many years as a trusted friend and so when the time came to start looking for a satisfactory exit route for my business partner and myself, I knew David’s reputation and he was the obvious choice to approach. Having developed a very successful and respected optometry practice over three decades, finding the right purchaser on the right terms was always going to be both a sensitive and difficult task.

David developed an intimate and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of our practice, financial and operationally, which enabled him to make approaches to more than one prospective partner and conduct negotiations with insight on what would lead to a successful outcome. He developed trusted and respected relationships with the prospective purchasers. Throughout the process David liaised with our accountant when necessary to enable a well structured agreement to be developed.

He introduced us to three corporate lawyers with whom he has extensive experience and we had initial conference calls with them along with David to enable us to appoint one of these lawyers to act for us at the contract stage.

Throughout these processes David acted with unsurpassed patience, diligence, efficiency and understanding. I cannot recommend David highly enough."
Professor Simon Barnard
Barnard Levit Optometrists, London
"I have had the privilege to act alongside David Cohen on a number of business sales. I am always impressed by the knowledge David gains of the sellers and their business, and about the sector in which the business operates, before the opportunity is put to prospective buyers. This meticulous approach continues throughout the transaction until its completion. David provides thorough and informed responses to due diligence questions, which satisfy concerns and lead to quicker resolution of issues. David seeks to achieve the best outcome for his clients, whether in terms of price or allocation of risk, but manages expectations well and only adopts positions which are attainable in the context of the wider deal. David’s negotiating style is unfailingly courteous, firm and fair. He anticipates well a buyer’s approach, and proposes solutions which are reasonable and likely to be accepted by all parties concerned.

David is very supportive of sellers and guides them through the processes of a transaction. His calm demeanour and obvious experience provide much reassurance. He always makes himself available for clients and is a great listener. David’s approach and attention to detail and the parties’ requirements lead to measured and orderly transactions, and to satisfied clients.

It is a pleasure to work with a fellow professional of David’s standing and experience. He is very good company!"
David Strachan
Partner Schofield Sweeney LLP (Solicitors)