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Selling a recruitment agency in today’s market


The majority of recruitment companies have suffered enormously during the recession, however whilst they are often the first to feel the effects of economic cycles they do tend to be the first out. Only time will tell if this well...continue reading

Protecting your company's value during a sale


The balance of power is key to the sale of your business. If your company is attractive and you have several potential buyers, you hold the leverage right up until you engage in a Heads of Terms agreement - or letter of intent - w...continue reading

Dealmaking in a new decade: Selling a business to trade and private equity buyers


What is the main difference between corporate and private equity exits? What are the best strategies when selling a business to private equity and how do these differ when selling to a corporate? These questions were put to a pan...continue reading

Grooming a business for sale


By the time you have started exploring how to sell your business you will already have made a number of crucial choices in coming to your decision. You will have taken into consideration your own position as owner and possibly man...continue reading

Entrepreneurs' Relief increased to £5m


The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the budget that Entrepreneurs' Relief is to be increased to £5m. This is welcome news for anyone who is looking to sell their business, especially if it is valued in the &po...continue reading

How to save tax when selling a business


Any serious entrepreneur or business person knows that planning correctly and minimising the amount of tax he or she pays to HMRC when selling a business can be the difference between a profitable sale or a disastrous one. What i...continue reading

How to approach hotels for sale


Demand for hotels for sale in the UK has been stimulated by an influx of newcomers to the hospitality industry, with particular interest focused on the cheaper end of the market. If you're one of the many keen for a change ...continue reading

No increase announced in UK capital gains tax


Entrepreneurs considering selling their businesses over the next year are breathing a sigh of relief today as the chancellor, Alistair Darling, held back from lifting capital gains tax rates in today's Pre-Budget Report. Exp...continue reading

Selling a magazine title


If you have a successful and profitable magazine title to sell, and a genuine reason for selling it, you are likely to have very few problems doing so. Buyers want to see forecastable future cash flows and authentic reasons for ...continue reading

A note on preparing a business for sale


So many business owners fail to achieve the asking price that they want, and the reason for this is there is often a mismatch between the owner's expectations and the market's estimations. But the funny thing is, with ...continue reading

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