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New Business Sale Report Google Chrome Extension released


For those of you using the Google Chrome browser on a PC or Mac, we've created a very simple way to let you know about UK businesses for sale and divestment news before anyone else. Our new Google Chrome Extension installs i...continue reading

Food industry acquisitions: market changes create opportunities


2015 is proving to be an interesting year in the food industry with major changes afoot. Adjustments in the market are creating new openings and buyers are using these to either buy into the sector to fast-forward a new business o...continue reading

Five Steps to a Successful Technology Business Acquisition


Buying a technology business offers a huge amount of potential to turbo-charge your profits, but this particular type of acquisition is also fraught with complications, largely due to the disruptive power of a technology company. ...continue reading

Engineering businesses - putting a premium on people


Even for those who do not already have a firm footing in the sector, engineering businesses are becoming an increasingly attractive acquisition prospect. There are clear signs of life emerging from the once-stagnant industry, and ...continue reading

What's getting the UK hotel sector talking?


In the natural ebb and flow of any industry, knowing the best time to buy is key to success in the mergers and acquisitions market. Right now, one of the most attractive sectors to buy a business in is the hotel and leisure space,...continue reading

Understand technology business valuations: buy for less, sell for more


Though it’s often said that business valuation is more of an art than a science, we’d go one step further when valuing technology companies and call it 100 per cent art. This is partly due to the disruptive, unpredict...continue reading

Acquisition offers fast track route to innovation in tech sector


Perhaps more so than in any other sector, businesses in the technology arena need to stay one step ahead of the crowd. Our cumulative scientific knowledge is expanding all the time and companies that don't manage to reflect t...continue reading

The inside scoop on valuing and buying an online business


Whether you’re selling an online business or you're in the market to buy one, putting a value or price on the enterprise is often the trickiest phase of the project. Upon first glance, an online business may not appear...continue reading

Modern approach route to success in distressed retail sector


The plight of stricken electrical retailer, Comet, has put a high-profile face on the fortunes of the retail sector as the country drags itself out of recession. Comet's national presence ensured it hit headlines with its fi...continue reading

How hotel buyers can benefit from changes in the sector


The hotel and leisure sectors have experienced periods of ups and downs over the past few years as availability of cash and demand have waxed and waned. But these changes in market conditions are gradually starting to provide new ...continue reading

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