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Manage cash flow or there will be no business to sell


Most directors of failed businesses cite a drop in profitability caused by tougher trading conditions as the main reason for their firm's demise. In reality for many of these businesses, it is not 'profitability' bu...continue reading

How to sell a business in a recession


Common logic dictates that it's better to buy than to sell during a recession, when prices are low. That's certainly the logic that prevails in the property market, but is it also true of selling a business? Certainly i...continue reading

Large European corporates put business assets up for sale


We have noticed that a number of large European businesses have put some of their assets on the market. These include Italian Oil Giant Eni, which has hired Rothschild to sell most of its North Sea fields for more than $1bn. The...continue reading

Now is the time to start grooming


Every business owner wants to fetch the optimum price for their business. Grooming a business is an effective way to increase a company's value. In a slow market now might be a good time to seriously start looking at how you ...continue reading

Scotland's oldest ski resort is up for sale


Now that spring is in the air you would be forgiven for turning your attention to more summery pursuits. However, the owners of Scotland's oldest ski centre have decided spring is the time to get people with money interested...continue reading

Industrial property company set to sell assets


UK warehouses company Brixton is reportedly looking to sell off some of its major assets, in a bid to raise cash to pay off debts. The company owns warehouses at Park Royal and Heathrow, though it is unclear at this stage as to...continue reading

Fairline Boats business off the market


Fairline Boats, the maker of motor cruisers and yachts up to a value of £2m, has decided not to sell and will instead raise capital from its 3i backers to help it trade through the recession. 3i and Fairline were hoping the...continue reading

RBS to put Asian businesses for sale


According to reports, the beleaguered Royal Bank of Scotland is putting feelers out for potential buyers of its Asian businesses in a bid to shed some of its huge debt. Losses of at least £28 billion are expected to be annou...continue reading

Property businesses for sale as credit crunch hits real estate sector hard


It has been predicted by business-recovery experts that numbers of insolvencies in the commercial-property market will dramatically increase in 2009. Begbies Traynor has predicted that 1,600 British property companies could go u...continue reading

Friends Reunited social networking business for sale


Who will buy Friends Reunited and for what price? ITV bought the site for around £175 million (total including staggered payments up to the end of 2008) back in 2005, and its slow demise has been quite apparent to anyone fo...continue reading

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