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Buy a business for its property

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Property has long been seen as a safe haven for investors. Increasing demand, both residentially and commercially, among real estate buyers meant that UK property prices increased by almost 10 per cent in 2014 alone, according to ...continue reading


Buying a business to gain new customers

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There are numerous reasons why one would buy a business – from securing supplier channels through to acquiring valuable IP or picking up assets from distressed companies at a reduced price. There are a huge range of possibl...continue reading


Why buying a business amidst political uncertainty makes perfect sense

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The lead up to the General Election in the UK is leaving many business buyers hesitant. The idea of making a major investment or financial decision without knowing which political party will come into power or which policies will ...continue reading


General Election 2015: Who is best for business?

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With the General Election just a week away, let's line up the parties and see just what they're promising for British businesses. Conservatives "Strong leadership. A clear economic plan. A brighter, more secure future...continue reading


Why earn-out agreements can be advantageous for both buyers and sellers

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Earn-outs are a frequent point of contention in the company acquisitions industry; they can be an incredibly useful tool for both acquiring and disposing of a business but the risks inherent in employing an earn-out can occasional...continue reading


A hike in court fees could push SMEs into insolvency

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There are concerns that a rise in court fees could lead to a decline in smaller businesses seeking justice and higher insolvency numbers. A report from the Law Society highlighted the potential issue, saying that court fees could...continue reading


Landlords vent frustrations after HMV administrators pocket millions

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There were many who lost out financially when HMV toppled into administration back in January 2013, to the tune of millions of pounds. Two years on the retailer’s landlords have struck out at the lack of transparency in the ...continue reading


Technology acquisitions tipped to heat up in 2015/16

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It has emerged that technology companies will be at the top of business buyers’ target list over the next two years, according to research from law firm Pinsent Masons. UK and Ireland have been highlighted as the most acti...continue reading


Why IT is vital to your M&A success

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If customers are the lifeblood of a business and staff the vital organs, then IT is the skeleton holding everything together. So, given its pivotal role, why is it that IT is so often overlooked within a business merger? Logic wo...continue reading


Logistics industry enters a phase of high insolvencies

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There has been a spike in the number of courier and haulier businesses becoming insolvent, impacted by an increase in consumers making purchases online and amid increasing competition. Insolvency figures for the logistics industr...continue reading


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