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Administration vs Liquidation: what’s the difference?

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

In your everyday usage, you may find that the terms “administration” and “liquidation” are used interchangeably. However, these terms mean two very different things in a business environment. Indeed, both administrations and liquidations are types of insolvency practices which manifest in distinctive ways in terms of objective and application. When a business becomes insolvent, it cannot provide the financial backing to meet its contractual arrangements or pay off its d...

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Focus on Retail - Adapt, Acquire or Die

Just look what is happening on the British high street. New Look, Select Fashion, and House of Frase...

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Companies in Administration

In what circumstances does a company find itself in administration? Financial difficulties can lead...

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Top tips for choosing a franchise

If you often find yourself thinking ‘I could do a better job of this business’ then tak...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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...

DEAL INSIGHT

When is the right time to sell a business?

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about the right time to sell a bus...

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Booming Medtech, a Honeypot for Business Buyers

Private equity and venture capital investors are moving cash into the medical and health technology ...

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Why are some acquisition deals abandoned?

New research reveals some of the primary reasons for deal failure Despite the best intentions, some...

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Advice for one in ten small businesses under HMRC investigation

According to a new statement from HMRC, 10 per cent of all small businesses in the UK are being inve...

DEAL INSIGHT

The most challenging aspect of selling a business

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about the most challenging aspect ...

FOR BUYERS

Consumer trends that could inform your business purchase

There are a number of interesting consumer trends emerging of which entrepreneurs and business buyer...

FOR BUYERS

Cross-border M&A Helps Ireland’s Agri-food and Beverage Sector Protect Itself Against Brexit Impact

As Brexit looms, Ireland’s most important indigenous industry, its agri-food and beverage sect...

FOR SELLERS

Selling a business? Why you might want to consider a Private Equity buyer

Private Equity investors are increasingly involved in buying SMEs. Trade buyers looking to purchase...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Government proposes changes to Entrepreneurs Relief

The government is close to making changes to Entrepreneurs Relief that could save you a fortune when...

FOR BUYERS

Why Amazon has sparked a wave of online food store M&A

Going to the supermarket is turning out to be a 21st century activity, if the latest industry trends...

FOR BUYERS

Full Speed Ahead - M&A Trends for 2018

The beginning of the year brings with it a raft of reports from the big investment banks that hope t...

FOR BUYERS

Business Acquistions in Scotland

Scottish businesses are hot property for national and international buyers looking to extend their r...