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Reports claims fast-growing UK SMEs face £15 billion funding shortfall


According to a new report, the UK’s fast-growing small- and medium-sized enterprises could face a funding shortfall of up to £15 billion in 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on investor funding. The re...continue reading

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


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 announc...continue reading

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 takeaway delivery providers Deliveroo and JustEat, have been a major presence for years. However, delivery is a rare sector to see its...continue reading

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 month saw 35 deals with a total value of £409.1 million, the lowest total since September 1985. In May, a survey of M&A professi...continue reading

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 crisis. As Shaun Roy of research firm Knight Frank says: “We are currently in an enforced lock down, where the focus for the h...continue reading

Financing options for distressed companies


As in any type of business distress, one of your first actions should be to speak to a specialist, providing you with an independent, objective view of your issues. An independent specialist can also help you with priceless advice...continue reading

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 will usually be reliant on equity investment. Recipients must be: - Unlisted - Registered in the UK - Have previously raised a m...continue reading

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 over the coming weeks. This should lead to considerably reduced competition in the post-covid marketplace. So, whether you’re ...continue reading

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 years ago in Walpole, Massachusetts by entrepreneurs Joshua Silberstein and Carlos Cashman. Since the beginning, Thrasio has not on...continue reading

Top Tips For A New Breed Of MBO


An MBO can be a lengthy undertaking, with numerous aspects that require navigating. It’s vital that you approach one in the right way to ensure that negotiations go well and that, ultimately, the process is a smooth and succ...continue reading

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