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Foreign investors and buyers swooping on UK business assets

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As the Brexit-date approaches, the surrounding uncertainty has driven down the pound to its lowest level in over two years. It is down 8 per cent on the US dollar since early May, and 16 per cent down on its pre-Brexit vote level three years earlier. With a better than even chance of a no-deal Brexit eventuating, the currency is highly likely to devalue further over the coming months. As a result, buyers are prowling the market in record numbers casting their slide rules over UK assets. Th...

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UK Companies Entering Administration Reaches Highest Level For 10 Years

The latest corporate insolvency figures from credit agency Experian show that the number of UK compa...

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Internal Rate of Return and the Discounted Cash Flow Model

Valuing a business can often be a subjective process, and there are no hard and fast rules. When ask...

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Family business owners opt for sale

Owners of UK family businesses are increasingly opting to sell their business rather than pass it on...

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Pharmaceutical businesses start M&A trend

A recent spate of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceuticals industry could be the beginning of...

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Private Equity Debt at Record Levels

Private equity groups are getting into increasing levels of debt when buying new companies, accordin...

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PCPI Summer update

The market for private company transactions remains stable and attractive for those contemplating de...

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Owners of Business Neglect Own Finances

Business owners are increasingly reliant on their business as a "job for life" which will pay for th...

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Post merger IT integration

While it may not be the first thing that springs to mind, smooth IT integration is vital to the succ...

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Bright prospects for UK hotel sector

The latest forecast from PriceWaterhouseCoopers has shown that the future for the hotel sector is lo...

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Calls For European Court of competition

The Confederation of British Industry has called for the appeals process against European Commission...

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Quarter of UK SME Owners Considering Sale Over Next 3 Years

Recent research by the Tenon Forum, a think tank made up of leading entrepreneurs from the UK's...

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Should you list on AIM

If you are a company looking to expand through acquisition, floating on AIM could be a viable way to...

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Ten takeover disasters how to avoid them

Taking over another company can quickly turn from an exciting venture into a nightmare if the deal i...

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Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

It has been a busy last six months for mergers and acquisitions and early indications at the start o...