Distressed Businesses


Large rise in retail businesses in administration expected for 2010

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

The UK's retail sector faces another "bloodbath" on the high street next year, according to insolvency specialists. They point to decreased spending and rising unemployment as reasons to expect a wave of administrations echoi...continue reading


Borders - a business turnaround that was doomed to fail

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

As Borders UK slipped into administration yesterday, many book-lovers across the UK were saddened at the news but my guess is that many of them had not been buying their books at the chain or its Books, Etc division for some time...continue reading


Directors should prepare for business insolvency

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Although the number of company insolvencies fell slightly in the third quarter of this year compared with the second quarter, company directors should keep abreast of their company's chances of insolvency. The Insolvency Se...continue reading


Half of all management buy-outs are distressed deals

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

According to latest figures released by KPMG this week, around half of MBO deals completed over the last three months have involved distressed companies. The other interesting fact born out by the data is that average deal size ...continue reading


Buying a failing business can be an excellent opportunity

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Times are still tough for a lot of businesses. According to recent figures from The Insolvency Service, there were 5,055 liquidations in England and Wales in the second quarter of this year. This was a 39.1% increase on the same ...continue reading


Government clarifies rules on Pre-packs

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

In the current economic climate, as more companies fall into insolvency, we are witnessing the rise of pre-pack administration sales and ensuing media attention. The industry has finally received clear guidance from the Governmen...continue reading


High level of distressed companies in the UK an opportunity for some

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Analysts at investment banking and advisory firm, Close Brothers, have reported that the UK is home to more distressed companies than any other country in Western Europe, with 24% of all distressed assets based here. This was w...continue reading


Bosses to try and rescue Coffee Republic

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Steven Bartlett, a non executive director of Coffee Republic since last October, has teamed up with Milton Guffogg to assemble a bid ahead of today's deadline to rescue the beleaguered chain. But it looks like there is anothe...continue reading


Transfer of going concern status critical for successful pre-pack administrations

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

When the assets of a struggling company (Oldco) are transferred to a new company (Newco), before being sold by the administrator to new owners, it is known as a "pre-pack" arrangement. Pre-packs have been used for many years, and...continue reading


Top ten tips for those planning an acquisition of a distressed business

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Use advisers who have previous experience of doing deals in these circumstances. Consider bringing an insolvency practitioner onto your team - their experience from the other side of the fence means they will understand the nature...continue reading


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