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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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Monthly Round Up – 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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How to Increase Your Business’ Value in 12 Months

The time has come for you to part with your business. With your sights firmly set on the horizon, the business you started has run its course and the next venture is now on your mind.   There is more work to be done, however. Implementing an exit strategy takes...

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A Round Up of M&A in 2016

The UK M&A industry confirmed its resilience in 2016, as, despite changes to the economy and political landscape, deal volumes within the mid-market were significantly higher than those witnessed in 2015.   Zephyr, the online company deals database, reports that 2016 saw thousands of completed acquisitions of UK target companies,...

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Why will 2017 be a good time to sell?

The past few years have seen an extremely active M&A marketplace, alongside record numbers of deal completions.  The high levels of M&A activity seen in recent years are a good indication that buyers are showing an increasing desire for company acquisitions.   A number of reputable sources have predicted that...

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Monthly Round Up – November 2016

As 2016 nears the end, the UK M&A market appears as active as ever, with 230 deals completed during the month of November, according to online deals database, Zephyr. The most valuable deal during the month of November involved the acquisition of British betting shop, bingo and casino operator, Gala...

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Monthly Round Up – October 2016

October 2016 was particularly active within the M&A market, with 211 deals completed during the month, according to online deals database, Zephyr.   This month witnessed the much anticipated completion of the acquisition of Dutch company Koninklijke N.V., otherwise known as household name Philips, by Japan based brewery and soft...

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