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Business rates reform leads to higher bills but greater opportunity

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The government’s re-evaluation of the country’s business rates has driven up the tax bill for many of the UK’s smaller enterprises, but could provide an opportunity for those looking to buy a business. Though a...continue reading


How the Autumn Budget will benefit small companies

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Earlier this week the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, unveiled the much-anticipated Autumn Budget, a document that sets out how the Conservative government will direct its spending and taxation policies going into 2018. The country...continue reading


Betting companies limber up for autumn of dealmaking

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Some of the most globally renowned betting groups are preparing for a round of multibillion pound dealmaking in an effort to establish industry dominance. One of the first deals is set to be a previously thwarted merger between a...continue reading


UK pub sector in rude health as M&A activity climbs

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Last orders are a long way off for the UK’s pub industry but, though appetite for deals in the sector has soared in recent years, some are warning that there may be more of a queue at the bar. A number of high-profile deal...continue reading


Most costly buyer mistakes revealed

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var swarmoptions = { swarmcdnkey: "9a110f5e-4c66-4f15-b317-b81f4159bb66" }; The most costly buyer mistakes are revealed in an exclusive video interview with Rob Goddard of Evolution Complete Business Sales. Th...continue reading


Money for old hope: considering an aging workforce when buying a business

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The UK’s workforce is aging, with even the most conservative estimates forecasting that in 2020, people aged 50 and over will comprise a third of the country’s working age population. There are a number of factors th...continue reading


Leaking information on M&A deals boosts deal values

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Leaked data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) boosts the average value of deals by $21 million, new research from Intralinks suggests. The 2017 Intralinks Annual M&A Leaks Report revealed that in 2016, almost one in 10 (8.6 per...continue reading


Spotlight on family businesses

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Business buyers looking to make their next purchase may not have considered a family business as their target. Many successful family businesses seem impenetrable from the outside - however, this is not always the case and a large...continue reading


Buying a business for its contracts

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Acquiring valuable contracts when taking over a business can provide you with an immediate source of reliable and sustainable income following a takeover. Although there are a number of legal factors to take into account, contract...continue reading


Keeping key staff is critical for a successful business acquisition

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One of the biggest concerns for any business buyer undertaking an acquisition will be the retention of talent following a deal. Below we explore about the common concerns held by employees and how to best address these during and ...continue reading


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