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Business buyers exploit secret stamp duty loophole


For business owners, recent tax changes have thrown up an interesting loophole in property investment. With some clever tricks and careful research, investors are finding ways to keep their tax bill low and revenues high. Long see...continue reading

What now for British M&A?


The Great British public has spoken and voted for the country to exit the EU. Cameron has resigned and the government is trying to put together an economic and legal plan for the road ahead. Business owners will need to stay ca...continue reading

What are you waiting for? It’s a great time to grow by buying another business.


We are seeing more private businesses appear on the market again after a short lull. One of the reasons for this is that in the lead-up to the recent Budget there were rumours about that the government may have been about to kick...continue reading

Solvent business liquidations soar


March 2016 saw a record number of UK companies file for voluntary liquidation. There were 2663 solvent companies wound up - over three times the usual monthly rate which has averaged at 768 for the twelve months prior. The last hi...continue reading

Tata Steel puts UK business up for sale


Tata Steel has put the UK’s largest steelmaking business up for sale. The operation in Port Talbot, one of the few steelmakers left in the country, has been making heavy losses for some time. A spokesman for the Mumbai-bas...continue reading

How business buyers can find commercial property gems


Property has long been one of the most popular forms of investment, and commercial property in particular has long attracted the interest of seasoned business buyers accustomed to valuing the assets independently of the target tra...continue reading

Making a management buyout the most attractive deal on the table


A management buyout (MBO) can simultaneously improve the fortunes of both the business and its managers. Management-level personnel can often find their career progression is stunted by a proverbial glass ceiling. With no promoti...continue reading

Retail sector warned of potential for 'perfect storm'


For most, Christmas Day brings with it joy and cheer but for some retailers, the 25th of December will have bought with it a sense of foreboding as it heralded quarterly rent day. The past few years have seen a string of retail i...continue reading

Buying a business to grow sales margins


In their bid to make more money, business owners will know the importance of having healthy margins. One approach that can assist in this is buying a business to grow gross sales margins. A company's gross margin, expressed ...continue reading

Buying into disruption


Disruptive businesses are as old as the concept of business itself, with new innovations constantly threatening the status quo. Darwinian theory rings true as much in business as it does in nature – those who fail to evolve...continue reading

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