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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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Mergers & Acquisitions in 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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Mergers & Acquisitions in 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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This year’s mega deals – what can we look forward to in the rest of 2016?

As we enter into the final quarter of 2016, we can reflect upon a full nine months of completed mega deals involving respected UK companies. Zephyr, the company deals database, records that throughout the year of 2016, 19 UK companies have been sold at a value exceeding £1 billion.  ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2016

According to Zephyr, the company deals database, 205 transactions involving UK businesses occurred during the month of September.   The sale of ARM Holdings PLC, the British semiconductor and software design company, was the most valuable transaction during the month of September.  ARM Holdings was acquired by SoftBank Group Corporation,...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in August 2016

Monthly UK Mergers and Acquisitions Round Up – August 2016   228 transactions involving UK targets took place in August, according to company deals database, Zephyr.   The month’s most valuable deal saw Orange SA, the multinational telecommunications corporation, complete the highly anticipated acquisition of Jazztel PLC for a fee...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in July 2016

Monthly Mergers and Acquisitions round up – July 2016   The second half of 2016 got off to an active start in terms of UK Mergers and Acquisitions as 307 deals were completed and announced, according to company deals database, Zephyr.   Following talks in May which indicated that a...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in June 2016

The first half of 2016 came to an active close with a further 268 deals of UK businesses, as registered on company deals database, Zephyr.   The main talking point was the conclusion of Brookfield Property Partners’ acquisition of Center Parcs (UK) Group Ltd. The deal comes after the previous...

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