GS Verde Group

Origins

The business was started because the founders were convinced that traditional advisory work could be undertaken within a modern business framework with a clear and specific focus on mergers and acquisition advisory services. The re-imagining of how professional services should be delivered allowed the Group to become an alternative business structure with lawyers and accountants operating together as one team with a focus on providing corporate finance advice to fast growing modern businesses. The major challenge was similar to that of a lot of growing businesses namely how to achieve the scale and growth it wanted within the budget so it had to balance available cash with potential to grow rapidly.

Success Factor

There are three main factors that differentiate the group and make it disruptive to the traditional marketplace. It is very specialist and only focuses on companies and businesses that are growing rapidly or are at a point in their cycle of growth where a sale, merger or acquisition provides the best strategic solution for that business. The firm is also multi-disciplinary and integrated so its corporate team has lawyers and accountants operating together as one team on a transaction which results in a continuous joined together approach. Finally, its commercial and intellectual property team all come from STEM backgrounds and so have a grounding in new technology and its practical application in addition to their legal qualifications.

The Future

So far in 2019, the GS Verde Group has moved into new headquarters at the Maltings in Cardiff following six successful years of business growth which has seen a 900% increase in revenue since inception and made additional solicitor appointments to help meet demand for its advisory services in the corporate law sector having taken new office space in the centre of Bristol. GS Verde Group is continuing to grow with a new Pembroke office. The team will provide its services by interacting with the firms’ existing base and will look for sustainable growth in this new region for the company. The firm is also currently assessing its ability to make a strategic acquisition that will continue the evolution of its game plan and provide a further significant step change in revenue and its integrated professional services model. It will continue to invest in software, the technology ad research tools it uses, as well as its up-and-coming team and it expects to see this also pay dividends with additional service opportunities.