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Beauty industry riding the wave of M&A into 2020

FOR BUYERS

The beauty industry has a particularly diversified consumer base across many demographics, and like its fashion sister industry, many trends can exist simultaneously. Both industries thrive on their promise to provide the tools for individual expression and enhancement. Beauty has the added potential of being able to hook consumers in to make multiple purchases of the same products over time. The sheer diversity of the consumer base, and therefore products, makes the beauty industry a very fer...

FOR BUYERS

When is the right time for an entrepreneur to step back after selling the business?

New research from Livingstone Partners has found that three quarters of entrepreneurs want to contin...

FOR BUYERS

Technological convergence - is buying into technology the future?

Technology is part of almost everything consumers do. This has resulted in a seismic shift in the ki...

FOR BUYERS

What to watch out for when buying a business

Helping you to identify and avoid the possible pitfalls Buying a business is both exciting and chal...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

M&A insurance: Are you covered?

Buying or selling a business comes with great rewards, but those involved know that making an acquis...

DEAL INSIGHT

What is the most challenging aspect of buying a distressed business?

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, Jonathan Jay talks about some of the challenges you face w...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Find distressed business opportunities at the right time

When you first hear ‘distressed’ business, you may be thinking this is a business that i...

FOR BUYERS

Can Buying a Direct-to-Consumer Business Help You Attract New Markets?

The news is full of sad stories about UK high streets falling into disrepair as shoppers turn their ...

FOR SELLERS

How to Value and Sell a SaaS Business

Valuing and selling SaaS businesses isn’t straightforward. In fact, in the small business spac...

DEAL INSIGHT

When buying a distressed business, how do you weigh up the risks?

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, Jonathan Jay talks about weighing in the risks when buying...

FOR BUYERS

Success story: buying a business directly from the owner

Buying a business is an exciting and busy time. Due to the numerous complex procedures involved in...

FOR BUYERS

Without a broker: contacting a business you want to buy

You’re ambitious, filled to the brim with market research and ready to begin your hunt to buy ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Autumn Budget: revision to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The Autumn Budget has made some significant revisions to the definition of “personal company&r...

FOR SELLERS

Do I need a broker to sell a business?

The simple answer, no. Selling a business does not mandate a broker. As a business owner, you wil...

FOR BUYERS

Scotland vs England: difference between insolvency processes

An often asked question is the difference in the insolvency process between Scotland and England. Al...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Growth through acquisition: Bunzl - the ultimate case study

For any business enjoying a period of strong financial performance, expanding its portfolio through ...

FOR SELLERS

Selling your Business to a Rival

When you are ready to sell your business, looking to rivals as potential buyers may be difficult to ...