Is M&A Returning to A New, Post Pandemic, Normal?

At the start of the Pandemic, there was a short, but dramatic drop in dealmaking. Financial investment firms ring-fenced their portfolios, focusing on their stronger companies and divesting others. This was followed by a veritableRead more

How to avoid a post-Acquisition culture clash

Having successfully completed the sale of a company, it can be surprising to discover that post-acquisition the predicted strategic gains that could have materialised have been scuppered by nothing less than a culture clash, namelyRead more

Confidentiality: A proactive and defensive measure for a smooth sale of your business

Selling a business is a complex process that requires careful planning and consideration. As a business owner it is important to understand the procedures that protect you and your business. One of these complexities isRead more

Positive economic sentiment and increased Foreign Direct Investment could stoke acquisition wave

The announcement of the Windsor framework and the potential of a new deal with the European Union regarding the Northern Ireland protocol, is further evidence of a more positive view of the UK economy.  TheRead more

8 reasons to prepare early for a business sale

Like many things, preparation is the key to success. The same is true for business owners that want to take a full or partial exit from their companies. In tougher economic times, when it’s aRead more

Should you remain involved in the business post-sale?

‘Received wisdom’ in the world of mergers and acquisitions suggests that business owners that want to sell should seek a full exit from their business, but what about the shareholder that chooses to remain activelyRead more

Fresh impetus for acquisitions as market uncertainty stimulates appetite for strategic M&A

There’s no hiding from the fact that uncertainty in the UK economy has caused a reduction in the volume of M&A deals done in the last quarter of 2022. Nevertheless, strategic acquisitions offer one ofRead more

Mind the Gap – between buyer and seller valuations

Most people would agree that there’s almost always a difference between the price a vendor would like to achieve and the price a buyer would like to pay. In the case of a business saleRead more

When to walk away from an acquirer

For most owners, having invested significant time and effort into a sale, accepting an offer and entering Due Diligence is usually the moment where the finish line has finally come into sight. That said, itRead more

What lawyers don’t tell you about Due Diligence.

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You would think after negotiating and accepting an offer to purchase your company that the hard work is over. Far from it! In reality, the hard work is just beginning, in the form of DueRead more

UK tops the European leaderboard for Private Equity investment


The European developed markets attract massive investment from Private Equity/VC buyers and the UK is one of the region’s most popular. Despite the ongoing impact of economic volatility, in H1 2022 the UK saw theRead more

So you’ve sold your business, what’s next?

Selling a business can be an intense and demanding exercise, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for business owners to think about life post-sale. Yet having a clear idea of what you want toRead more

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