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

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On July 1st, Wigan Athletic, a historic English football club who were in the Premier League as recently as 2013 and who won the FA Cup the same year, announced that they had fallen into administration. In doing so, the Championship side became England’s first professional football club to enter administration during the coronavirus crisis. Those involved were quick to blame it on the pandemic. Paul Stanley, Gerald Krasner and Dean Watson of Begbies Traynor were appointed as joint admin...

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Going from minority stakeholder to owner

We look at Fairstone Financial Management’s ‘Downstream Buy-Out’ acquisition strat...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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...

FOR BUYERS

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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City urges caution over tougher scrutiny of foreign takeovers

The UK government has introduced regulation enabling greater scrutiny of foreign takeovers of Britis...

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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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Jon Moulton criticises Future Fund and tells Treasury to expect corporate bankruptcies

Jon Moulton, founder and managing partner of private equity firm Better Capital, has said that UK co...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Government introduces Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2020

The government has this week brought in to action the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2020,...

FOR BUYERS

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...

DEAL INSIGHT

M&A market and Brexit

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

FOR BUYERS

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...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

COVID-19 could see two-fifths of UK SMEs close permanently, survey finds

A new survey from business insurance firm Simply Business has found that COVID-19 could see two-fift...

FOR SELLERS

Positioning your business for a post-COVID sale

For nearly everyone, 2020 has already proven deeply unpredictable. While many business owners may ha...

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Changes to UK insolvency law will give businesses flexibility

Introduced on 20 May 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is a welcome development tha...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Over £2bn in Bounce Back loans approved in 24 hours, but some experience problems

Following the scheme’s launch on Monday, over 69,000 coronavirus Bounce Back loans, equating t...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

UK M&A falls 99 per cent to near 35-year low as coronavirus bites

UK M&A has hit a near 35-year low as the coronavirus pandemic saw deal value fall 99 per cent from M...

FOR BUYERS

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 ...