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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 is invoice financing?


Invoice financing is a funding option for a continuing business or start-up without necessarily approaching a bank. Also known as accounts receivable financing, the premise of invoice financing is based on borrowing against unpai...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

Ambitious UK Manufacturers Chasing Deals


UK manufacturers are scurrying to make acquisitions on the back of a strong period for international trade and as more uncertain times loom. The beginning of 2018 has generally been buoyant for global manufacturing. Both producti...continue reading

Wealth Management Firms and Small Lenders Turning to Acquisitions


UK wealth management firms are facing the challenge of achieving growth in a static market from Chris St Cartmail Wealth management firms are discovering that the easiest way to grow their assets under management is to merg...continue reading

Is Britain in the midst of a takeover boom?


The end of April represented a crescendo in what has already been a year packed with deals involving UK companies. Excluding the value of the mega-merger proposed between Sainsbury’s and Asda which was unveiled just at the e...continue reading

Government proposes changes to Entrepreneurs Relief


The government is close to making changes to Entrepreneurs Relief that could save you a fortune when selling your business. As it stands, if an entrepreneur’s shareholding falls below 5 percent after they issue new shares i...continue reading

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