Strategic Business Exits offers smaller SME business owners a bespoke M&A advisory service from valuation to sale completion.

As business owners ourselves, we believe owners of smaller SMEs deserve a better and more professional service.

SBE was set up to provide businesses in the £1m to £15m turnover range a professional M&A Advisory service which compares to professional Corporate Finance services enjoyed by owners of larger businesses.

We, together with our Associates, work closely with you and your other trusted advisors, such as your Accountant, M&A lawyer, IFA and Wealth Advisor throughout the sale process. As a team, we would not only protect your interests but aim to maximise the value of the business.

John Knight, Managing Director, Strategic Business Exits

John Knight, Managing Director

John has over 45 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and has built and sold 4 of his own businesses, as well as being involved in 4 of his own acquisitions, including an MBO.

This, and the fact he has worked in M&A for the past few years, handling the sale of dozens of businesses, means John is uniquely qualified to help other SME business owners either sell their business, or grow through acquisition.


Carl Jarvis, Associate, Strategic Business Exits

Carl Jarvis, Associate

Originally a qualified Mechanical & Production Engineer, since 1999, Carl has been a Senior Marketing Advisor specialising in private consulting to SME businesses owners, across the West Midlands. As the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller ‘Marketing for Manufacturers’ he uses his business knowledge, expertise and understanding to bring a refreshing perspective to business owners’ key decision-making. He has experience in Strategic Marketing, Digital Marketing & Strategic Business Development, especially in manufacturing, as well as Property Industry Franchising.

For Strategic Business Exits, Carl brings his strategic marketing, research and market intelligence skills to bear including proactive buyer search and acquisition targets research, on behalf of clients.