Distressed Businesses

Buying liquidated assets an attractive option


Buying the assets of a company in liquidation is potentially an attractive and low cost means of expansion for growing businesses. Only recently CPS Group, a lighting and audio-visual service provider, bought the brand and a lar...continue reading

Buyers to see more opportunities through increased insolvencies


Company insolvency figures were up 7.4 per cent in the final quarter of last year and it is predicted that many more are on their way in 2012. Buyers looking for a challenge can take advantage of these opportunities to turn busine...continue reading

How to turn around a struggling business


Anyone buying a business out of administration will know that they face a challenge to make it profitable again. Although it may seem a daunting task, there is a process that all buyers must go through and it starts with establish...continue reading

What to consider when buying distressed assets


The global tax trends survey by Ernst & Young recently revealed that 53 per cent of companies had admitted that they would consider snapping up a distressed asset deal if the appropriate opportunity presented itself. But what do t...continue reading

Rising business distress presents acquisition opportunities


The number of British companies facing severe difficulties in the first quarter of 2011 rose by 15 per cent over the same period last year, according to the latest Red Flag report issued by corporate recovery specialists Begbies T...continue reading

Ed Davey proposes changing pre-pack administrations


Pre-pack administrations have always been controversial and are subject to heated criticism from creditors who have been left out of pocket after a deal has completed. In a pre-pack administration deal the administrator packages...continue reading

Moulton shows the way in business turnarounds


Jon Moulton, of private equity and business turnaround firm Better Capital, is looking forward to a strong deal flow this year as he expects many more distressed business to come to market. Moulton, a respected figure in the priv...continue reading

Administration levels set to rise in 2011


According to new research by business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor, the number of UK companies likely to fall into administration looks set to rise this year, possibly by as much as ten per cent. Towards the end of 2010,...continue reading

The pre-pack administration - assessing its pros and cons


The pre-pack administration is becoming ever more common, with more than 50 per cent of companies that enter insolvency being sold on in this way. Whilst the pre-pack dates back to the 1980s, The Enterprise Act of 2002 made them...continue reading

Scottish property firm in receivership


Select Homes, an Angus property firm, has gone into receivership due to its outstanding bank debts. Although the business did not employ any other people apart from the directors it is yet another sign that the Scottish economy i...continue reading

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