Latest Insight Article

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

Family business owners opt for sale

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

SECTOR GUIDES

Pharmaceutical businesses start M&A trend

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

FOR BUYERS

Private Equity Debt at Record Levels

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

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

PCPI Summer update

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

FOR BUYERS

Owners of Business Neglect Own Finances

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

FOR BUYERS

Post merger IT integration

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

SECTOR GUIDES

Bright prospects for UK hotel sector

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

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Calls For European Court of competition

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

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Should you list on AIM

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

FOR BUYERS

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...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

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

FOR SELLERS

Growing trend for vendor due diligence

As trade buyers return in greater numbers to the M&A market, there is increasing competition to buy ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Poor Performance of family run businesses

Five years of research by the Centre for Economics Performance at the London School of Economics, an...