Distressed Businesses

How to turnaround a failing business in four steps


Don Bailey, the owner of a specialist components manufacturing business in Buckinghamshire approached his bank for a loan in January 2011. The company already had an overdraft facility, but this was steadily heading up towards its...continue reading

Over a quarter of businesses entering administration live on


Twenty-seven per cent of UK businesses that enter administration emerge intact and carry on trading in some form, according to research. This indicates that buyers’ efforts to rescue failed businesses are largely successful...continue reading

IP as an Exit Asset


The most common words that are conjured up in people's minds alongside Intellectual Property, or IP, are patents and protection. To most people, IP = how you protect your invention. This is a notion that needs to be disabuse...continue reading

How to achieve business growth in a recession


It is inevitable that a prolonged period of becalmed economic conditions will see some businesses fall by the wayside. But others are able to step up to the mark undeterred and push for growth – be it organic or acquisition-...continue reading

How to turn a negative pre-pack situation into future acquisition success


A pre-pack administration deal is the pre-arranged transfer of a business in its entirety or the sale of the company’s assets to a buyer, negotiated through an administrator prior to the public notification of the administra...continue reading

Business Sale Report Reveals Fewer "Zombie" Businesses Going Under


Business Sale Report reveals that the number of "distressed" companies in the UK were significantly less in 2012 when compare to the previous year. Figures of winding-up petitions from the Business Sale Report, together with the l...continue reading

Is it time to put pre-pack to bed once and for all?


Given the recent surge in large high street names entering administration and the controversial insolvency of the Comet electrical store chain, pressure is mounting on the government to review the UK insolvency regime. Business S...continue reading

Finding your bearings with distressed acquisitions


Business insolvency statistics make depressing reading for many people, serving primarily to highlight the gloom that has gripped the nation's finances since the 2008 crash. But the figures can take on a whole new light if yo...continue reading

10 Top Tips for a Business Turnaround


If you're considering acquiring a zombie business, you're going to need a sturdy turnaround plan in place to bring the company back to life and create a secure and viable long-term future for the business. There are va...continue reading

Returning a distressed business to profit - A subscriber’s story


Recently we met with entrepreneur Mark Levey to talk through his fascinating experience of turning a troubled businesses around. He also shared with us how he uses the Business Sale Report to spot new opportunities for himself and...continue reading

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