Five Ways to improve your chances of a successful sale.

Most M&A bloggers will publish scary stories about why businesses fail to sell, which is understandable, given that every year countless business owners attempt to sell a company, only to suffer frustration en route toRead more

Acquirers keen on Thames Valley Acquisitions

The Thames Valley has remained an undisputed economic powerhouse over recent years, holding special appeal for domestic and international investors and corporates alike, particularly as it is part of the fastest-growing UK region outside ofRead more

Mucky fun for EvolutionCBS partners at Land Rover Experience Day

The EvolutionCBS team hosted a number of professional partners for a Land Rover Experience at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull. Following refreshments and a safety briefing, participants were given the opportunity to driveRead more

‘Dark Arts’ – How acquirers structure deals.

Structuring a deal is often likened to a ‘dark art’ and for good reasons. In essence, an acquirer will tend to keep their cards close to their chest when structuring any offer to buy aRead more

EvolutionCBS Masterclass drives passion for business at Mercedes Benz World

M&A experts EvolutionCBS were joined by company owners from across the South East for a Masterclass at Mercedes Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey, addressing the complexities of selling a business. The half-day event, which aimedRead more

What Elon Musk’s recent bid for Twitter tells us about acquirer motivation.

As Elon Musk’s proposed purchase of Twitter, Inc. stalls this week, the move poses an interesting question: what exactly motivates an acquirer, individual or company, to buy a business? An acquisition of Twitter was, afterRead more

What Covid-19 taught us about selling businesses.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Pandemic impact on business and the wider economy has meant that selling a company is now significantly more challenging than in previous years. Our experience, however, suggests thatRead more

If ‘Cash is King’, is Deal Structure Queen?

‘Cash is King’ is an often-used phrase in mergers and acquisitions circles, particularly as advisors are keen to deliver maximised valuations for their vendor clients. If the saying that ‘Cash is king’ is true, thenRead more

Foreign Acquirers Fly-In for British Companies

It should come as no surprise that foreign acquirers and investors still find Britain seriously attractive as a destination when searching for great companies to acquire. When it comes to buying businesses the reasons forRead more

How to know you’ve found the right acquirer for your business.

A business owner and acquirer shake hands.

For many company owners knowing that they are engaging with the right acquirer for their business is as crucial a question as ‘how much is my company worth?’ While it’s possible to strike it luckyRead more

Strong deal valuations persist as Private Equity demand continues to intensify

Dealmakers continue to see strong deal valuations with Private Equity firms leading the charge to deploy the global surplus of cash, reportedly in the region of €1.1 trillion. [1] The Q.2 2020 ‘Covid correction’ sawRead more

Deal activity in the UK Construction sector

Construction sector deal activity remained strong in 2021, with deal volumes exceeding 2019 levels, despite the impact of the Pandemic on the Construction sector. Acquirers with a keen eye on buying Construction companies drove dealmaking,Read more

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