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

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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 Champion...continue reading


Going from minority stakeholder to owner

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

We look at Fairstone Financial Management’s ‘Downstream Buy-Out’ acquisition strategyIn recent months, BSR have reported on Fairstone Financial Management completing the acquisitions of several advisory businesse...continue reading


Mountain of unpaid SME invoices creating acquisition opportunities

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

With a huge number of businesses set to be impacted by this, from those with mounting piles of invoices they can’t pay, to those unable to collect payment on invoices owed, there is a likelihood of many companies being force...continue reading


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

FOR BUYERS

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


City urges caution over tougher scrutiny of foreign takeovers

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

The UK government has introduced regulation enabling greater scrutiny of foreign takeovers of British companies, to ensure such deals do not hamper the country’s ability to tackle public health emergencies. The reforms to ...continue reading


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

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Jon Moulton, founder and managing partner of private equity firm Better Capital, has said that UK corporate bankruptcies could rise sharply in the next year in an appearance before the Treasury Select Committee. Moulton also used ...continue reading


Government introduces Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2020

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

The government has this week brought in to action the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2020, which sees the introduction of new corporate restructuring tools for insolvency and restructuring process, giving companies the m...continue reading


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

FOR BUYERS

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

FOR BUYERS

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


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

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

A new survey from business insurance firm Simply Business has found that COVID-19 could see two-fifths of UK small- and medium-sized businesses close permanently and could cost the UK SME sector as a whole more than £69 bill...continue reading


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