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Lessons from Thomas Cook, for those looking to buy a business from administration

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If you’ve just bought a business, or are considering buying a struggling company, there are lessons to be learned from this story of mis-management. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind the collapse and examine what to look out for to avoid falling foul of the same problems when taking over an existing business. Why didn’t Thomas Cook go into administration? Thomas Cook has been operating for 178 years in the UK and had a solid reputation, 21,000 employees around the wor...

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Cross-border M&A Helps Ireland’s Agri-food and Beverage Sector Protect Itself Against Brexit Impact

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Selling a business? Why you might want to consider a Private Equity buyer

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In this video of our Deal Insight Series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about the most challenging aspect ...

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Full Speed Ahead - M&A Trends for 2018

The beginning of the year brings with it a raft of reports from the big investment banks that hope t...

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Business Acquistions in Scotland

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DEAL INSIGHT

How do you value a potential acquisition?

In this video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about valuing potential acquisitio...

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How the green economy will shape business acquisition

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Post Brexit Focus – Burgeoning Export Markets

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Almost a quarter launch businesses with a sale in mind

Almost a quarter of entrepreneurs starting their own businesses do so with the aim of selling the bu...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

2017: A Record Number of Global Business Acquisitions

Fact: 2017 was the biggest ever in terms of numbers of mergers and acquisitions across the globe. Da...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Where is the UK construction industry headed? Opportunities & threats in 2018 and beyond

The UK’s construction industry has dominated newspaper headlines in recent months. Some read t...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

The 2018 business turnaround cheatsheet

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FOR BUYERS

Renewable energy sector ripe for M&A activity

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