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M&A insurance: Are you covered?


Buying or selling a business comes with great rewards, but those involved know that making an acquisition also comes with great risks. Due diligence is the key to mitigating these risks, but is it ever possible to spot everything ...continue reading

Autumn Budget: revision to Entrepreneurs’ Relief


The Autumn Budget has made some significant revisions to the definition of “personal company” which has serious consequences for investors wishing to take advantage of Entrepreneurs’ Relief when making gains from...continue reading

Growth through acquisition: Bunzl - the ultimate case study


For any business enjoying a period of strong financial performance, expanding its portfolio through acquisitions is an attractive prospect. Whether the growth comes from taking over rival companies, increasing its geographies or e...continue reading

Boosting your Business’s Green Credentials through Acquisition


According to Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock, “sustainable investing will become a core component of how everybody invests in the future”. He believes that this does not mean invest...continue reading

The need for speedy cybersecurity


Businesses are in dire need of upping their cybersecurity protocols. Earlier this month, thanks to new GDPR laws, the Financial Conduct Authority fined Tesco Bank a whopping £16.4 million for failing to appropriately addre...continue reading

The pros and cons of an IPO: should you go public?


In the case of an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ for a company, it's all about ‘public’ versus ‘private’. That is, deciding whether to go public, or stay private. An Initial Public Offeri...continue reading

5 reasons why collaboration grows the bottom line


As a business owner, you will be looking at ways to grow your business and increase the bottom line. This may take the form of cutting operational costs, increasing marketing campaigns or focusing on a particular customer base. Bu...continue reading

What’s Driving Deals in 2018?


How business buyers’ motivations are changing Although M&A activity has generally been growing for decades, the motivators behind the deals are changing. We take a look at some of the new reasons why businesses are expandin...continue reading

Using Invoice Financing to Fund Acquisitions


Funding an acquisition with the use of invoice financing may not be something you have considered before, but it’s becoming a popular way to meet the costs of buying a business. A little about invoice financing Invoice fin...continue reading

M&A auction tactics - preparation is the key


As M&A auctions grow in popularity among owners wanting to offload divisions or entire businesses, a new report outlines the importance of auction tactics for those who are looking to buy and sell. More and more sellers opting fo...continue reading

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