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Mergers & Acquisitions in October 2017

Throughout 2017, UK companies have proven to be highly attractive to buyers from across the globe, and as a result, UK M&A activity has surpassed all original expectations forecasted earlier in the year by industry professionals.   Acquisition volumes remained high throughout the month of October, with 189 transactions involving...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2017

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2017, we can safely say that the UK has experienced a highly successful year in terms of M&A. Both high deal volumes and deal values have been witnessed throughout the market, with UK companies proving to be extremely popular with buyers across the...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in August 2017

2017 has been an exceptional year for UK M&A, with deal volumes remaining high across most industry sectors and final deal values surpassing expectations. The strong level of activity continued throughout the month of August, with 151 deals completed generating combined, disclosed values of over £13.7bn, according to company deals...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in July 2017

UK deal volumes have remained consistently high throughout 2017, and the month of July certainly followed suit.   Company deals database, Zephyr, reports that over 160 deals were completed involving UK targets during July. These deals generated aggregate deal values of over £5.35bn, representing a 19% increase on the values...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in June 2017

The UK M&A industry has been particularly active throughout the first few months of 2017, and as we enter the second half of the year, the market is proving to be stronger than ever.   According to company deals database, Zephyr, over 170 deals involving UK targets were completed in...

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5 Tips on Finding Your Business Niche

For businesses everywhere, introducing a well-defined brand is a step towards success. For entrepreneurs and small business owners exploring the possibility of selling in the future, determining a business niche has never been so important. Without a business niche, even the very best products or services can fall on deaf...

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The most acquisitive companies of 2017 so far

Global M&A activity has remained high in 2017, with deal volumes being largely driven by international organisations that have acquired multiple companies. This trend has been prevalent across a number of industry sectors, and in this article, we will take a deeper look at three of the most active buyers...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in May 2017

After a particularly exciting first quarter, UK M&A activity has certainly continued at a fast pace, with almost 100 deals completed during the month of May 2017 alone, generating combined, disclosed deal values of over £1.36bn.   During this month, the highly anticipated acquisition of Generator Hostels Limited by Queensgate...

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Is Buying a Business in Debt Worth the Risk?

In today’s uncertain economic climate, making any business decision carries an element of risk. But what if, as an entrepreneur, you’ve set your sights on acquiring a new business? Perhaps a company that is already in debt? Weighing up the pros and cons is a vital step when acquiring any...

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A round up of UK M&A in the first quarter of 2017

After a significantly active 2016, the 2017 M&A market has gotten off to a positive start. The first quarter alone has witnessed 479 deals involving UK target companies, generating total disclosed values of £24.6bn, according to company deals database, Zephyr.   The most valuable deal completed during this time was...

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