Disruptor Advisory Services

Supporting innovative business

Disruptor brands are a special breed of business which means they require a special breed of support. Deloitte’s Disruptor Advisory Services combines the necessary technical expertise with cutting-edge technology solutions designed specifically for innovative businesses which are growing fast.

We are living in an era of disruption with the rise of innovative start-ups transforming industries and the way we function. Smaller entrepreneurial companies are challenging established businesses by identifying unexploited niches in the marketplace and filling the gaps with agile, low-cost, and often digital solutions. The most successful of these disruptors can become multi-million pound businesses very quickly which presents its own challenges and risks. That’s why Deloitte has launched Disruptor Advisory Services. Combining the technical expertise of our network of specialists with cutting edge technology solutions, we’re uniquely placed to help support the distinctive growth challenges disruptor businesses face at every stage of their business lifecycle.

Since 2015, we've invested in 30 disruptive businesses, backing new data analytics companies in insurance, life sciences and the public sector.

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Advice and insight at every stage of your business lifecycle

From FinTech and blockchain, to robotics and crowdsourcing – whatever your business and wherever you’re at, we offer advice and insight at every stage. Click on the icons below which best represent your business priorities to find out how we can support you.

Starting out

Laying strong foundations during your start-up phase is key to business success. We'll help you put appropriate plans, procedures and systems in place right from the get-go.

  • Business structure
    We can help you:

    • Identify and implement a suitable business structure
    • Manage stakeholder interests through corporate governance
    • Choose the right legal entity and jurisdiction
    • Attract and retain employees
    • Identify suitable premises and plan ahead for the future
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Tax and accounting
    We can help you:

    • Manage tax and corporate administration
    • Implement accounting policies and procedures
    • Manage your personal taxes
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Bookkeeping and data
    We can help you:

    • Choose and implement appropriate systems and technologies
    • Manage your accounts and tax with real-time accounting and analytics
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Raising finance
    We can help you:

    • Review available finance options and strategies
    Contact us to find out more.

Financing growth

Understanding the available options to help finance growth can be a headache. We’ll help you devise a funding plan that’s right for your business and your growth strategy.

  • Attracting equity investors
    We can help you:

    • Identify potential investors
    • Structure your investments
    • Understand investor tax relief (e.g. Entrepreneur's Relief, Investor's Relief, EIS, SEIS and VCT)
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Grants and incentives
    We can help you:

    • Assess grants and incentives (e.g. R&D tax relief, R&D allowances, Patent box relief, R&D grants)
    • Help with grant applications to fund future investment
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Sourcing equity and debt finance
    We can help you:

    • Assess the different sources of debt finance
    • Source equity and debt advice
    • Understand the associated tax and accounting treatment
    • Explore using real estate to secure funding
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Attracting and retaining employees
    We can help you:

    • Assess the impact of new finance on existing employee rewards and incentive
    Contact us to find out more.

Realising value

It’s never too early to start thinking about an exit strategy for your business. We’ll support you at every step of the journey, both before and beyond exit, helping you to realise the maximum value of your business.

  • Succession planning
    We can help you:

    • Design appropriate strategies
    Contact us to find out more.
  • IPO and exit
    We can help you:

    • Structure an exit - full or partial sale, float or management buy-out, or refinancing
    • Assess exit/IPO readiness and required improvements/changes
    • Perform vendor due diligence
    • Understand GAAP conversions
    • Manage interactions between your different stakeholders, including shareholders, management and employees
    Contact us to find out more.


Successfully expanding a business comes with its rewards as well as its risks. We’ll help you assess the options and restructure your business accordingly, while minimising pitfalls.

  • Mergers and acquisitions
    We can help you:

    • Conduct a strategic review - pre, at and post-transaction including acquisitions, mergers and disposals
    • Perform due diligence
    • Value and structure a deal
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Business and financial modelling
    We can help you:

    • Optimise your business model for growth
    • Build robust and scalabale financial models
    • Identify, quantify and deliver value across the value chain
  • International expansion
    We can help you:

    • Manage your statutory audit, and UK and international tax administration and transfer pricing documents
    • Claim tax reliefs and grants
    • Grow your overseas operations
    • Purchase capital goods
    • Manage treasury risk, including policies and procedures
    • Design your real estate strategy
    • Manage globally mobile employees - immigration, employment taxes, share plans, employment related reporting
    Contact us to find out more.
  • Governance and internal controls
    We can help you:

    • Develop “fit for purpose” controls
    • Design/redesign your finance function in line with business priorities
    • Govern UK and overseas entities
    Contact us to find out more.

Key contacts

Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson

Transaction Services Partner

Matt joined Deloitte in 2000 and leads the Deloitte Private High Growth business, which is a cross service line team serving ambitious, fast-growing businesses across the UK. Matt also leads the trans... More

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

Private Markets

Tom is Head of Business Development for Deloitte’s Private Markets practice which advises privately-owned, private equity backed and venture capital backed companies across Deloitte’s breadth of servi... More

Kariel Parian

Kariel Parian

Deloitte Private

Kariel is the Client Portfolio Manager for Deloitte Private, which advises privately-owned, private equity backed and venture capital backed companies across Deloitte’s breadth of services - audit, ta... More