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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...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

How the green economy will shape business acquisition

Though first coined as a term in 1989, the concept of a green economy - one which serves not only to...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Post Brexit Focus – Burgeoning Export Markets

A number of countries are enjoying population and economic growth at the moment, creating new market...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Almost a quarter launch businesses with a sale in mind

Almost a quarter of entrepreneurs starting their own businesses do so with the aim of selling the bu...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

2017: A Record Number of Global Business Acquisitions

Fact: 2017 was the biggest ever in terms of numbers of mergers and acquisitions across the globe. Da...

DEAL INSIGHT

How do you value a potential acquisition?

In this video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about valuing potential acquisitio...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Where is the UK construction industry headed? Opportunities & threats in 2018 and beyond

The UK’s construction industry has dominated newspaper headlines in recent months. Some read t...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

The 2018 business turnaround cheatsheet

There are a number of signs that indicate the health of your business may be in trouble, and many sm...

FOR BUYERS

Renewable energy sector ripe for M&A activity

There has been a significant shift towards renewable energy investment in recent years and the appet...

DEAL INSIGHT

Buying a business with the sale in mind

In this video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about exit strategies and buying a...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

How acquisition & innovation created a market leader

Luxury online department store The Hut Group, who claims to have invented the 'multi-website re...

SECTOR GUIDES

Brewers' Bounty: the rise of microbreweries

We all know a friend who has tried to make their own beer in a home-rigged brewery: more often than ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Corporates still hungry for SME acquisitions

Why spend on R&D when acquiring a ready-made, smaller company can provide the product, service, tech...

FOR BUYERS

Business rates reform leads to higher bills but greater opportunity

The government’s re-evaluation of the country’s business rates has driven up the tax bil...

FOR BUYERS

How the Autumn Budget will benefit small companies

Earlier this week the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, unveiled the much-anticipated Autumn Budget, a do...

FOR BUYERS

Betting companies limber up for autumn of dealmaking

Some of the most globally renowned betting groups are preparing for a round of multibillion pound de...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Business buyers target buoyant UK manufacturers

The UK's manufacturing sector has entered into a period of expansion in what promises to be an ...