Want to buy a business or buying a business?

Buying a small business in the UK

We know that buying a business of any size can seem like a scary task. We've got the experience and skills to help guide you through, making the buying process as simple as possible. With over 1,000 opportunities to choose from, we have a business for everyone. So, if you're thinking of buying a business, you're in safe hands with the UK's leading business broker.

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How can Hilton Smythe help me buy a business?

As we focus on businesses serving their communities across sectors such as food, drink, retail and hospitality, you are in the right place if you are looking to buy an owner managed or franchised business for sale. What's more, we have the skills and experience to guide you along the way.


We can assist you with financing when buying a business. We've helped thousands of buyers on their journey and we have secured some extremely competitive terms from lenders.

Find out more about how we can help with finance.

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Want a specific business and can't find it for sale?

Pick up the phone and tell us what it is you are looking for. We will add you to our buyers' database and will let you know as soon as your dream business becomes available. Want us to make a specific approach to a business you want to buy? Speak to one of our sales team who will be delighted to help.

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See some of our popular blogs and guides on buying a business.

• Questions to ask when buying a business
How to Write a Business Plan
• How to value a business
• Why deals fall through

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