39 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DX
+44 (0) 118 958 5588

Oasis Europe are advisers to the owners of private businesses

seeking to either sell shares or make acquisitions.

 Our track record stretches back more than 35 years, having completed over 450 company sale and purchase transactions,

typically in the business value range of £2m to £100m.

Leaders in private business sales & acquisitions since 1984

At Oasis Europe, we believe respect and trust are at the heart of successful business relationships. We provide a full service appreciating that while we have many years of experience exclusively carrying out this type of work, our clients are more usually approaching the process for the first time. 

Our real-world experience of growing our own businesses for over 35 years means we genuinely understand the challenges you face and the guidance you need. We are therefore passionate about supporting small and medium sized enterprises in a way that is practical, personalised and results-focused.

We are a small, expert team and we focus our energy on the work that delivers results. We help our clients by:

  • Developing a succession plan that meets your needs while remaining adaptable to the market climate
  • Navigating the complexities of acquiring or selling a business
  • Attracting and engaging strategic acquirers or sellers leveraging our local and global networks
  • Identifying and mitigating risks
  • Applying our sophisticated process to retain your anonymity while sourcing an acquirer
  • Negotiating the best price and transaction terms
  • Focusing purely on transactional rather than time based work

Sell your business

The majority of our work is sell-side, advising SME’s in the enterprise value range of £2-£100M.

Acquire a business

We work on behalf of acquirers sourcing acquisition opportunities to support their growth strategies.

Preparing your business for sale

Our industrial and commercial experience enables us to shape your business as appropriate prior to any discussions with potential acquirers.

35+ Years experience |  450+ Transactions | 30+ Industries


Servicing the UK and Australia

We bring our clients more than 35 years of M&A experience. With over 450 transactions spanning Europe, Asia, The Americas and Australia, we manage business transactions across a plethora of industry sectors. Our global presence helps us effectively leverage international relationships to source the best opportunities for your business. 

Oasis Europe operates out of offices in London, the Thames Valley as well as in the South West from our office in Falmouth, representing sell-side and buy-side clients across the UK.

While also operating Australia-wide from our Sydney office, frequently travelling to clients acquiring or selling businesses in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, regional WA & NSW, New Zealand and beyond.

Servicing clients throughout the UK

Servicing clients throughout Australia

Get in touch for a confidential discussion about your exit or acquisition strategy.

Josh Alford


Having grown up in Cornwall, Josh graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc Economics degree in 2018. After university Josh joined Oasis Europe where his work experience in the banking, investment and charity sector will help him build his knowledge and skills to work in Corporate Finance.

Richard Baker


Richard, a Chartered Engineer, has worked in industry since leaving business school in 1969. He has held the positions of Chairman, CEO or executive board member of a number of public and privately owned businesses gaining extensive UK and international experience. He has extended his industry experience assisting growing businesses with finance raising and practical advice in a wide range of markets including metals, public works construction, computer learning, book wholesaling, military textiles, service centre, electronics and dairy equipment. Living in South Devon, he is based at our Falmouth office.

Steve Fernback


Steve is a Chartered Certified Accountant, who has in the last 25 years held the position of Finance Director in Retail, Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing and Property Search businesses. Steve has handled stock market flotations, MBO’s, Private Equity inward investments, fund raisings and company sales. He has public company experience but has worked mainly in entrepreneurially led private businesses. He played a lead role in the trade sale of his last company and understands from a practical point of view the expectations and needs of buyers and business owners.

Mike McGrath


A career entrepreneur, Mike draws on over 30 years of real-world experience across global markets and multiple sectors to advise company boards and owners navigating growth and exit phases of business.

Catherine O’Riordan


Catherine has a Business Studies degree and following work in research and analysis with Arthur Andersen joined Oasis Europe in 1999. She manages transactions in the transport, media and business services sectors as well as co-ordinating the activities of the UK and Australian offices of Oasis Europe.

Warwick Pearce


Warwick is a qualified lawyer and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in both large financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan and KPMG through to entrepreneurial private companies advising SME’s.

John Willcox-Jones


John has worked in industry since 1972 holding management positions in sectors as diverse as building products, retail furnishing and horticultural machinery. During the early 1980s he was actively involved in the City advising companies on behalf of a number of stockbrokers and issuing houses in connection with stock market flotations and on the board of a number of public companies. He relinquished these appointments in 1984 to specialise in mergers and acquisitions work. He regularly lectures on Corporate Finance matters throughout the UK as well as in Europe and North America.

James Willcox-Jones


James has extensive experience of the third sector both in the UK and India with experience in building relationships and partnerships with major commercial organisations, the banking sector and individual high net worth philanthropists. Whilst James didn’t cut all ties with the charity world (he is a trustee of Future Hope, India) he brought the relationships and negotiation skills he gained through 10 years in the industry to the world of mergers & acquisitions. James has recently completed transactions in the FMCG, digital and marketing sectors. He is currently working on assignments in the oil & gas, medical and engineering sectors.