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At Merrill Hays we’re committed to delivering exceptional service, results and expertise. The majority of our work is obtained through recommendation which is indicative of the personal dedication we offer to every client together with our expertise within the sectors we serve.

We regularly seek client feedback to ensure that we continue to deliver on our core values. The following are a small selection of recent client experiences.

Merrill Hays worked proactively to secure the sale of all three of our care homes this year, providing a a highly supportive service. They demonstrated indepth knowledge of the care sector with very strong buyer sourcing capabilities. It was a real pleasure to work with a firm who distinguish themselves so much on results and quality of service."

Joy ObaroRashot Care Home Group, Surrey

I was incredibly impressed with Merrill Hays from start to finish. They listened carefully to my requirements, told me exactly what they would do and they delivered, securing not one, but four competitive offers on our nursery. Their understanding of the childcare sector and extensive buyer access is first class. I would recommend them unreservedly to any nursery owner who is serious about selling their business discreetly and for maximum value."

Ketna ShahLemon Tree Montessori Nursery, London

The service I received from Merrill Hays was second to none. Throughout the entire transaction they were highly tenacious and their pragmatic approach resulted in my complete satisfaction with the entire process and the end result. Merrill Hays are very knowledgeable advisors in the sector and I would thoroughly recommend them to any business owner that is considering a confidential sale."

Robert Palmer-WilliamsTots Landing Softplay, London

From our initial enquiry through to sale completion Merrill Hays could not have been more attentive, helpful and professional. They arranged all buyer appointments, communicated with us regularly between viewings and once a sale was agreed they liaised with the landlord's agent in respect of the lease assignment and also handled the due diligence of the buyer. Their proactive approach and attention to detail ensured that the sale of our cafe ran very smoothly. We would certainly recommend Merrill Hays without reservation."

Barry Nutton & Victoria HelmeLittle Gourmet Cafe, Shrewsbury

We made an excellent choice with Merrill Hays. They demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the salon market and provided outstanding support and experience in all aspects of the sale. We were particularly impressed with their ability to access the right sector buyers quickly and confidentially as well as the support and guidance they offered throughout the legal stages of the sale. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Merrill Hays to anyone looking to sell their business."

Toni ClarkeTLC Therapy Lounge, London

Within just a week on the market Merrill Hays had achieved a full asking price offer and went on to achieve a further 2 offers, enabling us to choose our preferred buyer. Merrill Hays were faultless in their committment to both finding us the right buyer and achieving the very best deal for us. Their experience, knowledge and tenacity ensured the transaction reached completion smoothly."

Eleanor WallsPurley Cattery, Surrey

Merrill Hays understood the sensitive nature of our sale and put forward only those buyers who met with our specific brief. They not only maintained confidentiality throughout the entire sale but were always incredibly dedicated and professional, offering valued advice at all times, ensuring that the deal progressed to a successful conclusion."

George WijewardenaKenilworth Care Home, Surrey

We have built a very good relationship with Merrill Hays over a period of time as their reputation within our sector is second to none. Merrill Hays not only found the right deal from the right buyer but they showed insight, tenacity and determination throughout the entire process, enabling us to exit the business and for the landlord to agree terms with a new nursery tenant. I have no hesitation in recommending Merrill Hays for anyone selling their business."

Kay PatelHappy Tree Day Nursery, London

I approached a number of business transfer agents when deciding to sell. Merrill Hays stood out amongst them as being the most professional and they demonstrated the greatest understanding of the local market. I am absolutely delighted with my choice as within just a few weeks they had achieved an offer at my full asking price. Throughout they acted ethically, professionally and were high tenacious. I have already recommended them to several business colleagues."

Kellie CastlePavilion Park Cafe, London

Making the decision to sell was difficult and took me years to make, but when the time came, I didn't hesitate to instruct Merrill Hays to handle the sale. I had met with them several years prior to selling and had been highly impressed with their professionalism, experience and confidential approach to selling. I did not want lots of publicity around the sale and I had very specific criteria in mind for the successor. Merrill Hays handled my requirements with great sensitivity and went above and beyond in every aspect from offering advice and guidance to finding a buyer that is the perfect match for the nursery. I couldn't be happier with the service offered by Merrill Hays."

Lucy AttwoodGoslings Nursery, Surrey

Recently Sold

Cafe Recently Sold
Park Cafe, Surrey£65,000 Leasehold
Well established, thriving & locally renowned café in stunning location. Main road frontage. Unrivalled local reputation. Takings of £1800 per week generated on short opening hours. Zero rent and no business rates (SBR). All fixtures & equipment included.

Reasons To Choose Merrill Hays

  • No Upfront Charges
  • No Sale, No Fee
  • Genuine & Honest Approach
  • Director-led hands-on Service
  • In-depth Sector Knowledge
  • Outstanding Success Rates
  • National & Global Advertising
  • International Buyer Reach
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