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This may be the perfect time to buy into the hotel sector

FOR BUYERS

Of course, the situation at the moment for hotel operators is purely one of making it through the crisis. As Shaun Roy of research firm Knight Frank says: “We are currently in an enforced lock down, where the focus for the hotel market remains one of survival, with cash conservation and liquidity of immediate concern.” One can easily see how this environment could lead to many businesses seeking a buyer. So, how might this mooted recovery pan out? And, should there be a surge in the...

FOR BUYERS

Financing options for distressed companies

As in any type of business distress, one of your first actions should be to speak to a specialist, p...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

COVID-19 could see two-fifths of UK SMEs close permanently, survey finds

A new survey from business insurance firm Simply Business has found that COVID-19 could see two-fift...

FOR SELLERS

Positioning your business for a post-COVID sale

For nearly everyone, 2020 has already proven deeply unpredictable. While many business owners may ha...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Changes to UK insolvency law will give businesses flexibility

Introduced on 20 May 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is a welcome development tha...

DEAL INSIGHT

Startup vs long-established company

Learn about the difference between acquiring a startup and a long-established business....

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Over £2bn in Bounce Back loans approved in 24 hours, but some experience problems

Following the scheme’s launch on Monday, over 69,000 coronavirus Bounce Back loans, equating t...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

UK M&A falls 99 per cent to near 35-year low as coronavirus bites

UK M&A has hit a near 35-year low as the coronavirus pandemic saw deal value fall 99 per cent from M...

FOR BUYERS

In-depth: The Government’s new Future Fund

Eligible companies may be unable to access other schemes due to being pre-revenue or pre-profit and ...

DEAL INSIGHT

M&A market and Brexit

What affect has Brexit had on the M&A market?...

FOR BUYERS

If ever there was a time for business restructuring, that time is now

Severely diminished cash flow for businesses will see widespread administrations and liquidations ov...

FOR BUYERS

Thrasio - from £0 to £160 million in 18 months entirely through acquisitions

The story of Thrasio may not be long, but it is fascinating. The company was founded less than two y...

FOR BUYERS

Top Tips For A New Breed Of MBO

An MBO can be a lengthy undertaking, with numerous aspects that require navigating. It’s vital...

FOR BUYERS

A guide to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

While the tax break has encountered criticism from some quarters, many entrepreneurs swear by it as ...

FOR BUYERS

Coronavirus, Business & M&A

We’re going to explore what business sectors are likely to be most impacted by coronavirus and...

FOR BUYERS

The outlook for retailers in the UK - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Why are so many retailers failing? First, it’s important to establish why so many retailers ar...

FOR BUYERS

The Brexit Effect - What impact will Brexit have on UK M&A?

The positives There’s no denying that the uncertainty of the past year or so has had a major i...