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Administration vs Liquidation: what’s the difference?

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

In your everyday usage, you may find that the terms “administration” and “liquidation” are used interchangeably. However, these terms mean two very different things in a business environment. Indeed, both administrations and liquidations are types of insolvency practices which manifest in distinctive ways in terms of objective and application. When a business becomes insolvent, it cannot provide the financial backing to meet its contractual arrangements or pay off its d...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Founders don't always win big on 'successful' exits

You start a business. It grows. Exponentially. Bigger and bigger. More customers, more sales. Sudden...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

The gig economy beckons - buying a business with a blended workforce

The world of employment is changing, driven in large part by rapid technological change that is evol...

FOR BUYERS

Spotlight on family businesses

Business buyers looking to make their next purchase may not have considered a family business as the...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Are holiday parks great business investments?

Two very large leisure deals at the back end of last year suggest the UK’s caravan parks, holi...

DEAL INSIGHT

What was your most successful acquisition?

In this video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to Jonathan Jay, about his most successful acquis...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Buying intellectual property out of a business administration

Buying physical assets from a company in administration is well-trodden ground for many business buy...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

The most common hold-ups in a business acquisition

The most common hold-ups in a business acquisition are revealed in an exclusive video interview wit...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

The impact of Brexit on the M&A market

Buying and selling businesses in a challenging environment. After confusion and upheaval, Theresa M...

DEAL INSIGHT

What was the first business that you bought?

In this first video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to serial entrepreneur Jonathan Jay, about h...

FOR BUYERS

Buying a business for its contracts

Acquiring valuable contracts when taking over a business can provide you with an immediate source of...

FOR SELLERS

Survey of pub sales reveals large increase in freehouse deals

The volume of operational freehouse pub sales has shot up by 150 per cent in the last year, whilst b...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Big shake-up in business insolvency rules looming

Deep reforms are designed to give trouble-hit firms the chance to restructure early and increase con...

FOR BUYERS

Keeping key staff is critical for a successful business acquisition

One of the biggest concerns for any business buyer undertaking an acquisition will be the retention ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Alternative finance available via 'Asset Based Lending' leaps to £4.3 billion

Amount of available lending against machinery and property in the UK The amount of alternative...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Chinese firms winning out by buying UK businesses

China’s growing economy has turned its attentions very firmly towards the UK in recent years, ...

FOR BUYERS

Company liquidation rate in England & Wales lowest since records began in 1984

Insolvency Office statistics reveal that the company liquidation rate in England and Wales is at its...