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

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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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Is now the time to buy into the delivery sector?

Most aren’t new companies, of course. Operators such as online-only supermarket Ocado and take...

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The strange case of Wigan Athletic - What really happened and what does it mean for football?

On July 1st, Wigan Athletic, a historic English football club who were in the Premier League as rece...

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Mountain of unpaid SME invoices creating acquisition opportunities

With a huge number of businesses set to be impacted by this, from those with mounting piles of invoi...

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Post-COVID M&A: Which sectors will be the first to bounce back?

What happened next was dramatic, as UK M&A deal value fell 99 per cent from March to April. The mont...

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Startup vs long-established company

Learn about the difference between acquiring a startup and a long-established business....

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This may be the perfect time to buy into the hotel sector

Of course, the situation at the moment for hotel operators is purely one of making it through the cr...

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Financing options for distressed companies

As in any type of business distress, one of your first actions should be to speak to a specialist, p...

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In-depth: The Government’s new Future Fund

Eligible companies may be unable to access other schemes due to being pre-revenue or pre-profit and ...

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M&A market and Brexit

What affect has Brexit had on the M&A market?...

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If ever there was a time for business restructuring, that time is now

Severely diminished cash flow for businesses will see widespread administrations and liquidations ov...

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Thrasio - from £0 to £160 million in 18 months entirely through acquisitions

The story of Thrasio may not be long, but it is fascinating. The company was founded less than two y...

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A guide to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

While the tax break has encountered criticism from some quarters, many entrepreneurs swear by it as ...

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Coronavirus, Business & M&A

We’re going to explore what business sectors are likely to be most impacted by coronavirus and...

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The outlook for retailers in the UK - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Why are so many retailers failing? First, it’s important to establish why so many retailers ar...

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The Brexit Effect - What impact will Brexit have on UK M&A?

The positives There’s no denying that the uncertainty of the past year or so has had a major i...

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How advanced analytics is being used in M&A to build talent

How are talent shortages driving M&A? A recent EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer report found ...