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Betting companies limber up for autumn of dealmaking


Some of the most globally renowned betting groups are preparing for a round of multibillion pound dealmaking in an effort to establish industry dominance. One of the first deals is set to be a previously thwarted merger between a...continue reading

UK pub sector in rude health as M&A activity climbs


Last orders are a long way off for the UK’s pub industry but, though appetite for deals in the sector has soared in recent years, some are warning that there may be more of a queue at the bar. A number of high-profile deal...continue reading

Most costly buyer mistakes revealed


var swarmoptions = { swarmcdnkey: "9a110f5e-4c66-4f15-b317-b81f4159bb66" }; The most costly buyer mistakes are revealed in an exclusive video interview with Rob Goddard of Evolution Complete Business Sales. Th...continue reading

Money for old hope: considering an aging workforce when buying a business


The UK’s workforce is aging, with even the most conservative estimates forecasting that in 2020, people aged 50 and over will comprise a third of the country’s working age population. There are a number of factors th...continue reading

Leaking information on M&A deals boosts deal values


Leaked data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) boosts the average value of deals by $21 million, new research from Intralinks suggests. The 2017 Intralinks Annual M&A Leaks Report revealed that in 2016, almost one in 10 (8.6 per...continue reading

Spotlight on family businesses


Business buyers looking to make their next purchase may not have considered a family business as their target. Many successful family businesses seem impenetrable from the outside - however, this is not always the case and a large...continue reading

Buying a business for its contracts


Acquiring valuable contracts when taking over a business can provide you with an immediate source of reliable and sustainable income following a takeover. Although there are a number of legal factors to take into account, contract...continue reading

Keeping key staff is critical for a successful business acquisition


One of the biggest concerns for any business buyer undertaking an acquisition will be the retention of talent following a deal. Below we explore about the common concerns held by employees and how to best address these during and ...continue reading

Company liquidation rate in England & Wales lowest since records began in 1984


Insolvency Office statistics reveal that the company liquidation rate in England and Wales is at its lowest level since records began in 1984. There has been a continuous downward trend in the rate since 2011. In the 12 months to...continue reading

Buying a business for its land


Purchasing a business that has land with the potential for development is an attractive prospect for many business owners and developers. Whether you’re in the property development business, the hospitality sector, the agr...continue reading

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