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Bolt-on acquisitions: can they be successful even if making a loss?


Businesses are always looking to drive growth but the companies that are set to make a killing are those with their eyes open; businesses and leaders who are switched on to the plethora of growth avenues open to them. Bearing in...continue reading

Reaching Your Potential Without an IPO


Alternative sources of funding for those not ready for an IPO A great number of businesses look into the possibility of an initial public offering (IPO) and never actually go public. The main reason for this is that there are ot...continue reading

Why Staff are Key to a Successful Acquisition


More often than not, when you buy an existing business, it has staff members. While it’s easy to see this aspect of acquiring a business as an inconvenience, existing staff can actually be the most valuable part of the trans...continue reading

Company acquisitions: assets versus shares


Buying a business can be an exciting time but did you know there are different ways to buy a company? When you know the finer details of the process, you may actually find a number of different options to make your purchase a wort...continue reading

The top 10 questions to ask a seller before buying a business


There are many things to consider when purchasing an existing business. However, one of the best sources of information on the business is through the seller themselves. The seller should be able to provide you with all sorts of i...continue reading

The due diligence process


Are you looking to buy a business or merge with another company? If so, you should conduct a due diligence before signing the paperwork and finalising the sale. Due diligence is an investigation and analysis of the viability of t...continue reading

Buying a company: Know who you’re buying from


When purchasing a business, it is not only important to consider what business you are buying, it is also crucial to understand who you are buying the business from. There are several types of business owners and as the buyer, yo...continue reading

Legal essentials when buying a business


Successful business buyers can be something of an oxymoron: they are the fastest to act on the right acquisition opportunity, but equally they won't be rushed. Nowhere is this approach more important than when handling import...continue reading

Focus on Retail - Adapt, Acquire or Die


Just look what is happening on the British high street. New Look, Select Fashion, and House of Fraser are all insolvent in their current form. Toys R Us has shut down. Fashion brands Bench and East, electronics store Maplin, the...continue reading

Wealth Management Firms and Small Lenders Turning to Acquisitions


Wealth management firms are discovering that the easiest way to grow their assets under management is to merge with or buy another firm. Meanwhile, smaller mortgage lenders may soon be turning to M&A in response to a lack of cheap...continue reading

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