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Administration vs Liquidation: what’s the difference?

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

In your everyday usage, you may find that the terms “administration” and “liquidation” are used interchangeably. However, these terms mean two very different things in a business environment. Indeed, both administrations and liquidations are types of insolvency practices which manifest in distinctive ways in terms of objective and application. When a business becomes insolvent, it cannot provide the financial backing to meet its contractual arrangements or pay off its d...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Business trends to watch out for in 2019

It’s a new year and you’ve probably set up some resolutions for your business as well as...

FOR BUYERS

Using an earn-out agreement in a business sale

Simply put, an earn-out agreement is a contractual prearrangement in an acquisition which mandates t...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Buying a business in debt

Every business decision carries an element of risk. It's understandable, then, when looking to ...

FOR BUYERS

When is the right time for an entrepreneur to step back after selling the business?

New research from Livingstone Partners has found that three quarters of entrepreneurs want to contin...

DEAL INSIGHT

What price should a business buyer open with?

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, Rob Goddard from Evolution CBS How much you should offer w...

FOR BUYERS

Technological convergence - is buying into technology the future?

Technology is part of almost everything consumers do. This has resulted in a seismic shift in the ki...

FOR BUYERS

What to watch out for when buying a business

Helping you to identify and avoid the possible pitfalls Buying a business is both exciting and chal...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

M&A insurance: Are you covered?

Buying or selling a business comes with great rewards, but those involved know that making an acquis...

DEAL INSIGHT

What is the most challenging aspect of buying a distressed business?

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, Jonathan Jay talks about some of the challenges you face w...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Find distressed business opportunities at the right time

When you first hear ‘distressed’ business, you may be thinking this is a business that i...

FOR BUYERS

Can Buying a Direct-to-Consumer Business Help You Attract New Markets?

The news is full of sad stories about UK high streets falling into disrepair as shoppers turn their ...

FOR SELLERS

How to Value and Sell a SaaS Business

Valuing and selling SaaS businesses isn’t straightforward. In fact, in the small business spac...

FOR BUYERS

Success story: buying a business directly from the owner

Buying a business is an exciting and busy time. Due to the numerous complex procedures involved in...

FOR BUYERS

Without a broker: contacting a business you want to buy

You’re ambitious, filled to the brim with market research and ready to begin your hunt to buy ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Autumn Budget: revision to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The Autumn Budget has made some significant revisions to the definition of “personal company&r...

FOR SELLERS

Do I need a broker to sell a business?

The simple answer, no. Selling a business does not mandate a broker. As a business owner, you wil...