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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

Top tips for choosing a franchise


If you often find yourself thinking ‘I could do a better job of this business’ then taking on a franchise could be a great move. When starting a business from scratch there’s always a long way to go before you...continue reading

Booming Medtech, a Honeypot for Business Buyers


Private equity and venture capital investors are moving cash into the medical and health technology industry at the moment. If you’re currently looking to purchase a business and are sector-agnostic, then spending some time ...continue reading

Why are some acquisition deals abandoned?


New research reveals some of the primary reasons for deal failure Despite the best intentions, sometimes acquisition deals aren’t completed. In fact, the current deal failure rate is up, at 7.2 per cent, which is above the ...continue reading

Advice for one in ten small businesses under HMRC investigation


According to a new statement from HMRC, 10 per cent of all small businesses in the UK are being investigated by the organisation. As a result of this realisation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW...continue reading

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