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How advanced analytics is being used in M&A to build talent

FOR BUYERS

How are talent shortages driving M&A? A recent EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer report found that 52 per cent of the businesses they spoke to said they were planning to actively pursue M&A in the coming months. The survey found that motivations for deal activity centred around the desire to boost their transitional capabilities. In other words, businesses need to be highly adaptable and flexible in order to compete in an increasingly tech-driven world. Agility is the new must-have capa...

FOR SELLERS

Planning an Exit Strategy

Planning Your Exit Strategy Many owner-managers put in a lifetime of hard work building their busin...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

What is a Winding Up Petition?

Winding-up petitions are applications made to courts to wind up a company (close down a business) an...

FOR BUYERS

Putting Right a Poor Acquisition

The Business Sale Report has teamed up with a leading business turnaround practitioner who has put t...

FOR BUYERS

Internal Rate of Return

Valuing a Business: Discounted Cash Flow and the Internal Rate of Return Valuing a business can oft...

FOR SELLERS

Company Exit Multiples

Private Company Exit Multiples Set to Overtake Public Company Comparables The PCPI, produced by BDO...

FOR BUYERS

Evaluating a Target Company

Evaluating and Wooing the Target Having identified a target or made a shortlist, the acquiring comp...

FOR BUYERS

Current state of the M&A market

A look at the current state of the M&A market for small and medium sized businesses Up until this s...

FOR BUYERS

Caveat Emptor - Dangers of buying a business

There are many purchasing pitfalls that can trap the unwary. People sell their homes for a range of ...

FOR BUYERS

Caveat Emptor

Buying a business is not like buying a car. Get it wrong with a business and it is likely to seriou...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Entrepreneurs' relief - the latest concession from Alistair Darling

First there was retirement relief, then there was business asset taper relief, and now there is entr...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Entrepreneurs' relief - how to qualify

Entrepreneurs' relief is a welcome concession to the small business community who felt that the...

FOR BUYERS

What do you know about TUPE?

The other day I was talking to a business purchaser who told me he was just about to draft his Heads...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Tape Regulations 2006 - A recap

When buying all or part of a business, it is important to be aware that you will inherit not only it...

FOR BUYERS

Due diligence tips

The importance of due diligence to the success of a transaction is often underestimated. We thought ...