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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...

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

There are a number of signs that indicate the health of your business may be in trouble, and many sm...

FOR BUYERS

Renewable energy sector ripe for M&A activity

There has been a significant shift towards renewable energy investment in recent years and the appet...

DEAL INSIGHT

Buying a business with the sale in mind

In this video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to Jonathan Jay about exit strategies and buying a...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

How acquisition & innovation created a market leader

Luxury online department store The Hut Group, who claims to have invented the 'multi-website re...

SECTOR GUIDES

Brewers' Bounty: the rise of microbreweries

We all know a friend who has tried to make their own beer in a home-rigged brewery: more often than ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Corporates still hungry for SME acquisitions

Why spend on R&D when acquiring a ready-made, smaller company can provide the product, service, tech...

DEAL INSIGHT

What advisors do you need when buying a business?

Having the right advice when buying a business is really important, so in this video of our Deal Ins...

FOR BUYERS

Business rates reform leads to higher bills but greater opportunity

The government’s re-evaluation of the country’s business rates has driven up the tax bil...

FOR BUYERS

How the Autumn Budget will benefit small companies

Earlier this week the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, unveiled the much-anticipated Autumn Budget, a do...

FOR BUYERS

Betting companies limber up for autumn of dealmaking

Some of the most globally renowned betting groups are preparing for a round of multibillion pound de...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Business buyers target buoyant UK manufacturers

The UK's manufacturing sector has entered into a period of expansion in what promises to be an ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Why buyers are snapping up home-grown artificial intelligence businesses

There’s no avoiding the increasing influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on our daily live...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

A third of UK businesses slow to adopt modern tech

Nearly a third of all UK businesses surveyed for a new study have admitted to being slow at adopting...

FOR BUYERS

UK pub sector in rude health as M&A activity climbs

Last orders are a long way off for the UK’s pub industry but, though appetite for deals in the...