When Highbury House Communications, the North London-based publisher of many well-known newsstand magazines, finally limped into administration in early 2006, it had total net debts of £29.5m. Much of this had been ratcheted up by overly ambitious executives who overvalued acquisitions including Paragon Communications and underestimated the potential costs involved in launching new media products. In its terminal stage, one-time Sun editor and media hard man Kelvin Mackenizie took over the helm, allegedly sinking some £1.5m of his own money into the company. But after three months he walked away, admitting defeat. It seemed that this business was a complete 'basket case'.
Profitable. Debt-free. 55+ customers. Accreditation. Well located. Repeat business (70%+). Relocatable/New lease/Freehold options. Blue-chip customer base. Offers Invited.
The e-commerce retailer that sells goods imported from China and India through eBay and Amazon. Following a change in circumstances, the owner is now seeking to sell the business and retire. The business sells a wide range of imported products throug...
Highly profitable and fast growing business in the home décor segment. Strategic acquisition for a synergy buyer. Staff in place if required or would be suitable for relocation. Lots of opportunities for expansion. Turnover increase YoY 2020-2021 was...
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