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Beauty industry riding the wave of M&A into 2020

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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...

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Buying a Business: completing the deal

Buying a business is a lengthy and complicated process. You've identified the right business, a...

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Venture Capital Trusts: a great tax shelter

Prime minister-elect Gordon Brown has been the subject of a fair amount of criticism for widening th...

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Private equity under fire

As most readers will no doubt be aware there has been a fierce debate engulfing the private equity (...

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Earn-outs: Key issues to consider

When negotiating the deal, the seller should seek to keep as much control as possible over the asset...

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Nursery Sector in Danger

One of the UK's oldest-established nursery chains has warned that government policy over provid...

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Food manufacturers fall into foreign hands

One in five of all UK food manufacturing companies sold over the past ten years has fallen into fore...

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Private equity investment for small and medium sized companies

There has been something of an outcry in the media of late over the booming private equity industry....

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Budget 2007: budget for business?

Many small to medium sized businesses around the UK are more than a bit miffed about the March 2007 ...

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Buying a business: avoiding the ten main deal-breakers

We outline ten situations that most commonly cause deals to fail, and how to avoid them: 1. The bu...

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Post merger integration: company culture

When making an acquisition, a company can typically expect to gain access to markets, brands, techno...

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Raising finance for acquisition

Smart business purchasers will usually try to leverage their acquisition as the first priority. In o...

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How to buy or sell a private company

HOW TO BUY OR SELL A PRIVATE COMPANY Excerpts from the full version (available to su...

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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...