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How business buyers can find commercial property gems

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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


Making a management buyout the most attractive deal on the table

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A management buyout (MBO) can simultaneously improve the fortunes of both the business and its managers. Management-level personnel can often find their career progression is stunted by a proverbial glass ceiling. With no promoti...continue reading


Retail sector warned of potential for 'perfect storm'

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For most, Christmas Day brings with it joy and cheer but for some retailers, the 25th of December will have bought with it a sense of foreboding as it heralded quarterly rent day. The past few years have seen a string of retail i...continue reading


Buying a business to grow sales margins

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In their bid to make more money, business owners will know the importance of having healthy margins. One approach that can assist in this is buying a business to grow gross sales margins. A company's gross margin, expressed ...continue reading


Buying into disruption

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Disruptive businesses are as old as the concept of business itself, with new innovations constantly threatening the status quo. Darwinian theory rings true as much in business as it does in nature – those who fail to evolve...continue reading


Manufacturing sector shows tentative improvements

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The manufacturing sector in the UK has been somewhat subdued of late but there is still activity to be found and certain areas around the country are looking particularly strong. Released today (3 August 2015), the latest Markit/...continue reading


Buying a Business for its Data

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Buying businesses is often a bit like buying fashion: you have to follow and predict trends. And one of the hot trends of this season is to buy a business for its data. It was revered investor Ann Winblad who remarked back in 201...continue reading


Mixed fortunes for construction sector

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The construction sector has had a mixed bag of fortunes this year. In June, the revised GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that Britain's economic output had grown more than predicted and put t...continue reading


Could Osborne's Budget create retail acquisition opportunities?

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After an initially positive response to Chancellor George Osborne's first Conservative Budget, businesses are digging a little deeper into the figures and finding a few causes for concern. The retail sector is among the secto...continue reading


Buying a business for its brand

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In the world of business, the brand is king. A business provides a product or service granted, but it is a brand that builds and sells to a customer base. Having something great to sell to customers is only part of the battle; se...continue reading


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