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Going from minority stakeholder to owner

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

We look at Fairstone Financial Management’s ‘Downstream Buy-Out’ acquisition strategyIn recent months, BSR have reported on Fairstone Financial Management completing the acquisitions of several advisory businesses in which it had held a minority stake. This is far from a new strategy for Fairstone. In fact, it has been acquiring stakes as small as 5 per cent in many businesses for around a decade, but lately it’s increased the rate at which it completes full acquisition...

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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FOR SELLERS

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FOR BUYERS

Reaching Your Potential Without an IPO

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DEAL INSIGHT

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Why Staff are Key to a Successful Acquisition

More often than not, when you buy an existing business, it has staff members. While it’s easy ...

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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FOR BUYERS

The top 10 questions to ask a seller before buying a business

There are many things to consider when purchasing an existing business. However, one of the best sou...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

What’s Driving Deals in 2018?

How business buyers’ motivations are changing Although M&A activity has generally been growin...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Using Invoice Financing to Fund Acquisitions

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FOR BUYERS

The due diligence process

Are you looking to buy a business or merge with another company? If so, you should conduct a due dil...