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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

Buying a business for its machinery


When business is good, it’s natural to want to increase capacity. But when it comes to purchasing new machinery to allow you to fulfil your potential, the costs involved can seem astronomical. A solution might be to buy a bu...continue reading

Buy a business for its skilled staff


It’s been widely reported that a skilled staff shortage is holding back British businesses from realising their potential. This is especially apparent with the rapid advancement of digital technologies in all sectors, where ...continue reading

Business buyers exploit secret stamp duty loophole


For business owners, recent tax changes have thrown up an interesting loophole in property investment. With some clever tricks and careful research, investors are finding ways to keep their tax bill low and revenues high. Long see...continue reading

What now for British M&A?


The Great British public has spoken and voted for the country to exit the EU. Cameron has resigned and the government is trying to put together an economic and legal plan for the road ahead. Business owners will need to stay ca...continue reading

What are you waiting for? It’s a great time to grow by buying another business.


We are seeing more private businesses appear on the market again after a short lull. One of the reasons for this is that in the lead-up to the recent Budget there were rumours about that the government may have been about to kick...continue reading

Solvent business liquidations soar


March 2016 saw a record number of UK companies file for voluntary liquidation. There were 2663 solvent companies wound up - over three times the usual monthly rate which has averaged at 768 for the twelve months prior. The last hi...continue reading

Tata Steel puts UK business up for sale


Tata Steel has put the UK’s largest steelmaking business up for sale. The operation in Port Talbot, one of the few steelmakers left in the country, has been making heavy losses for some time. A spokesman for the Mumbai-bas...continue reading

How business buyers can find commercial property gems


Property has long been one of the most popular forms of investment, and commercial property in particular has long attracted the interest of seasoned business buyers accustomed to valuing the assets independently of the target tra...continue reading

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