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The outlook for retailers in the UK - is there light at the end of the tunnel?


Why are so many retailers failing? First, it’s important to establish why so many retailers are being reduced to filing for administration as the only way out of their situation. A new report by abc Finance looks at the main...continue reading

The Brexit Effect - What impact will Brexit have on UK M&A?


The positives There’s no denying that the uncertainty of the past year or so has had a major impact on UK businesses and, indeed, M&A has slowed down significantly as a result of this uncertainty. However, a number of analys...continue reading

How advanced analytics is being used in M&A to build talent


How are talent shortages driving M&A? A recent EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer report found that 52 per cent of the businesses they spoke to said they were planning to actively pursue M&A in the coming months. The survey ...continue reading

Selling your business for equity


Equity deals: the good, the bad and the ugly Equity-funded deals usually involve sellers being offered some or all of the deal value in the form of equity in the buyer’s business. When you’re offered equity, it’...continue reading

Beauty industry riding the wave of M&A into 2020


The beauty industry has a particularly diversified consumer base across many demographics, and like its fashion sister industry, many trends can exist simultaneously. Both industries thrive on their promise to provide the tools f...continue reading

Buying a business abroad - top tips for getting it right


Here, we offer you some tips on how to make a success of an overseas acquisition, whether you are an established business owner looking to expand into a new market, or a first-time entrepreneur in search of a new life and a new bu...continue reading

The Effect of Customer Experience on M&A


What do customers think when businesses are taken over? A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report called ‘CX in M&A’ was compiled from interviews with nearly 8,000 customers of businesses that have been through an acquis...continue reading

How market research can help you make a success of your next business acquisition


Here, we take a look at the ways market research can help to ensure that your next business purchase goes without a hitch and creates the growth opportunities and value that you are hoping for from your deal. How can market resea...continue reading

Lessons from Thomas Cook, for those looking to buy a business from administration


If you’ve just bought a business, or are considering buying a struggling company, there are lessons to be learned from this story of mis-management. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind the collapse and examine what...continue reading

Atlassian’s public term sheet - What should you take from it?


Let’s take a more detailed look at the business and its decision, as well as examining some of the responses from third parties, in order to ask - what does this mean for those looking to buy tech businesses? Some backgrou...continue reading

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