Distressed Businesses


IP as an Exit Asset

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

The most common words that are conjured up in people's minds alongside Intellectual Property, or IP, are patents and protection. To most people, IP = how you protect your invention. This is a notion that needs to be disabuse...continue reading


How to achieve business growth in a recession

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

It is inevitable that a prolonged period of becalmed economic conditions will see some businesses fall by the wayside. But others are able to step up to the mark undeterred and push for growth – be it organic or acquisition-...continue reading


How to turn a negative pre-pack situation into future acquisition success

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

A pre-pack administration deal is the pre-arranged transfer of a business in its entirety or the sale of the company’s assets to a buyer, negotiated through an administrator prior to the public notification of the administra...continue reading


Business Sale Report Reveals Fewer "Zombie" Businesses Going Under

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Business Sale Report reveals that the number of "distressed" companies in the UK were significantly less in 2012 when compare to the previous year. Figures of winding-up petitions from the Business Sale Report, together with the l...continue reading


Is it time to put pre-pack to bed once and for all?

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Given the recent surge in large high street names entering administration and the controversial insolvency of the Comet electrical store chain, pressure is mounting on the government to review the UK insolvency regime. Business S...continue reading


Finding your bearings with distressed acquisitions

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Business insolvency statistics make depressing reading for many people, serving primarily to highlight the gloom that has gripped the nation's finances since the 2008 crash. But the figures can take on a whole new light if yo...continue reading


10 Top Tips for a Business Turnaround

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

If you're considering acquiring a zombie business, you're going to need a sturdy turnaround plan in place to bring the company back to life and create a secure and viable long-term future for the business. There are va...continue reading


Returning a distressed business to profit - A subscriber’s story

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Recently we met with entrepreneur Mark Levey to talk through his fascinating experience of turning a troubled businesses around. He also shared with us how he uses the Business Sale Report to spot new opportunities for himself and...continue reading


Changes to the informal winding-up process you should be aware of

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Although selling your company is usually the most desirable outcome after years of hard work, it may not always be possible – especially if the business has stopped trading. Owners of companies that just want to wind up and ...continue reading


Buying liquidated assets an attractive option

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

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


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