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Lessons from Thomas Cook, for those looking to buy a business from administration


If you’ve just bought a business, or are considering buying a struggling company, there are lessons to be learned from this story of mis-management. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind the collapse and examine what...continue reading

Atlassian’s public term sheet - What should you take from it?


Let’s take a more detailed look at the business and its decision, as well as examining some of the responses from third parties, in order to ask - what does this mean for those looking to buy tech businesses? Some backgrou...continue reading

How to create lasting value from an acquisition


Anyone embarking on an acquisition has a better chance of creating lasting value if they make this a priority from the outset of the dealmaking process. This is according to a study carried out by PwC and Cass Business School, whi...continue reading

Research shows a successful acquisition makes for a greener business


New research suggests that businesses that undertake successful acquisitions are more likely to also see their environmental performance scores improve. Here, we take a look at why this might be, and how the research shows that M&...continue reading

Foreign investors and buyers swooping on UK business assets


As the Brexit-date approaches, the surrounding uncertainty has driven down the pound to its lowest level in over two years. It is down 8 per cent on the US dollar since early May, and 16 per cent down on its pre-Brexit vote level ...continue reading

New business insolvency proposals will give HMRC preferential status


This means that funds currently available for distribution to employees and other creditors, including lenders and pension schemes, will pay out firstly to HMRC as a priority. Currently all debt to HMRC is unsecured. In a corporat...continue reading

What financing options do I have to support my next acquisition?


Whether you’re new to business or looking to expand your empire, if you decide to make an acquisition you’re likely to need a financial helping hand. If you’re in the position to sell a business you already own, ...continue reading

Are you ready to face the disruptors? Bridging the innovation-execution gap


How is digital disruption affecting industries? Although digital disruption affects different industries in different ways and with varying levels of intensity, all industries have experienced some degree of digital disruption in...continue reading

What role does middle management play in a successful M&A deal?


How can middle managers help a business complete a deal successfully? There are many ways in which middle managers’ talents can come into play when completing a merger or acquisition deal. Leaders in middle management rol...continue reading

The Ten Types of Successful Acquisition


If you are embarking on a takeover that simply fulfils a strategic purpose such as ‘growth’ or ‘expansion’ then you may struggle to generate tangible return on your investment. This is not the time to be an...continue reading

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