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End of the road for casual dining? Or a new dawn?

FOR BUYERS

Three Hills Capital Partners put its Byron Burger brand into administration after failing to find a buyer in May, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas operator Casual Dining Group has been seeking a buyer, while The Restaurant Group announced the closures of 120 Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s restaurants. Azzurri Group, which owns ASK Italian and Zizzi pizza chains, has been bought out of administration for a modest sum by TowerBrook Capital Partners, which immediately announced the permane...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

SECTOR GUIDES

Selling a magazine title

Appealing magazine titles do not come onto the market for genuine reasons that often. But this is wh...