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Wealth Management Firms and Small Lenders Turning to Acquisitions


Wealth management firms are discovering that the easiest way to grow their assets under management is to merge with or buy another firm. Meanwhile, smaller mortgage lenders may soon be turning to M&A in response to a lack of cheap...continue reading

Top tips for choosing a franchise


If you often find yourself thinking ‘I could do a better job of this business’ then taking on a franchise could be a great move. When starting a business from scratch there’s always a long way to go before you...continue reading

Booming Medtech, a Honeypot for Business Buyers


Private equity and venture capital investors are moving cash into the medical and health technology industry at the moment. If you’re currently looking to purchase a business and are sector-agnostic, then spending some time ...continue reading

Why are some acquisition deals abandoned?


New research reveals some of the primary reasons for deal failure Despite the best intentions, sometimes acquisition deals aren’t completed. In fact, the current deal failure rate is up, at 7.2 per cent, which is above the ...continue reading

Advice for one in ten small businesses under HMRC investigation


According to a new statement from HMRC, 10 per cent of all small businesses in the UK are being investigated by the organisation. As a result of this realisation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW...continue reading

Consumer trends that could inform your business purchase


There are a number of interesting consumer trends emerging of which entrepreneurs and business buyers should take note. Opportunities abound for the right business people to respond to these trends with innovative products and ser...continue reading

Cross-border M&A Helps Ireland’s Agri-food and Beverage Sector Protect Itself Against Brexit Impact


As Brexit looms, Ireland’s most important indigenous industry, its agri-food and beverage sector, has been embracing M&A as a way to protect itself from the potential impact of increased tariffs. The sector’s deal act...continue reading

Why Amazon has sparked a wave of online food store M&A


Going to the supermarket is turning out to be a 21st century activity, if the latest industry trends are to be believed, with the world’s largest companies moving to pick up companies that offer online home-delivery services...continue reading

Full Speed Ahead - M&A Trends for 2018


The beginning of the year brings with it a raft of reports from the big investment banks that hope to shed light on the major economic trends for the year ahead. This year, the banks are predicting a very strong year for big-value...continue reading

Business Acquistions in Scotland


Scottish businesses are hot property for national and international buyers looking to extend their reach. It’s a great time to be a business owner here in Scotland. Scottish business failures are running at an eight year low...continue reading

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