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Mountain of unpaid SME invoices creating acquisition opportunities

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With a huge number of businesses set to be impacted by this, from those with mounting piles of invoices they can’t pay, to those unable to collect payment on invoices owed, there is a likelihood of many companies being forced into a distressed scenario. It seems likely that, as the economic impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold over the coming months, the problems caused by unpaid invoices for some will present opportunities for others. The next few months could present a prime marketpl...

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