Prosperity with You in Mind

Your business is valuable, as both a commodity and a reflection of the time and effort that built it:

your time, your effort. We like to compare it to the natural law of seed, time and harvest:




You have sown seeds of vision and endeavour;

You have invested your time and industry;

It stands to reason that you should enjoy harvesting the benefits.

And when it comes to the harvest, we are on hand to get you the best deal possible.

About Us

Tsalach Corporate Finance was formed by Paul Nelsen with the aim of becoming the leading broker of privately held businesses in the UK and North America. The word Tsalach - pronounced zalak – means prosperity, success and to go forward in power. This seemed to us an ideal name that sums up our ethos and intent.


Paul Nelsen began his career in Wall Street with legendary investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; “the house that research built” and then with the Chicago Private Equity pioneer GTCR  - Golder Thoma Cressey Rauner.  Since 1995 Mr. Nelsen has become a leader in selling owner driven businesses in both the UK and USA with buyers and investors including banks, private equity groups, Forbes 400 families and major corporate groups.


Joe Khedoory began his career as a stockbroker in the City of London. He then headed corporate development and M&A for a major listed mining and natural resource group.  Mr. Khedoory has been an independent advisor to privately held UK and European businesses for the past 20 years.

Our Philosophy

Owner-drivers often underestimate their business’ true worth because of their close daily involvement. While this involvement has been essential in creating the asset you have today, it can obscure your perspective of how the wider market could perceive your company. Many of our clients are unaware of the gem their business actually is. We guarantee that, working with you, we will draw-out the multiple attractive facets of your business. It is through polishing and presenting these facets in their best light that we are able to appeal to our cash rich institutional and corporate buyers and achieve the best results for you.

We have perfected the art of appealing to these buyers through

a multi-discipline, 4-step process:


With over a decade in the industry Tsalach boasts an extensive database of over 6,000 corporate and institutional clients. This gives us a head start when it comes to selling your company. However, we do not rely on this alone; each project is met with fresh insight and strategy, strategy designed to maximise the potential sale price of your business. We examine your company and your market, as well as identifying potential synergies and cross selling opportunities. In this way we broaden your company’s appeal and get the best deal for you.


We craft our unique and commercially unsurpassed Information Memorandum, which is heavily reinforced by our proprietary research and data. An extensive document and powerful selling tool, it allows us to extol the virtues of your business as well as anticipating and credibly refuting any areas which may cause investors’ concern.

Competitive Process

We run a highly competitive process that generates a range of options for you. Whichever route you choose you can be assured that, as a result of the competition we generate, we will achieve the best possible terms, conditions and pricing for you.

Bid Improvement and Information Management

The road from formal offer to completion is rarely straightforward but we position ourselves so as to be alongside you at every turn, working closely with you to process information requests from bidders, improve offers and generally manage the process towards successful completion.


Recent Transactions


“A private equity group pursued us through an unsolicited approach resulting in a protracted yet ultimately unproductive purchase negotiation. Rather than going it alone any further, we enlisted Tsalach’s expert advice. From the first meeting and throughout the process Tsalach was unflinchingly convinced of the inherent value of our business and identified a host of attractive alternate options for us. Tsalach obtained a very attractive proposal from an industry leader who will provide both a great future for the business and allow me to transition, very successfully, into retirement


- Kevin Killion, President Stone House Systems -

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Paul Nelsen

+1 312 675 2255

+1 312 709 5687


4433 West Touhy, Suite 200

Lincolnwood, IL 60712







Joseph Khedoory

+44 (0) 20 7978 7269

+44 (0) 7811 347 632


250 York Road, Suite 110,


SW11 3JS





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