Private Equity – a seismic shift in SME M&A

Why are Private Equity acquirers becoming such an attractive option for SME business owners?   Private Equity (PE) buyers have been around a long time – responsible for some of the largest, headline-grabbing transactions inRead more

Synergy – The essential element

How does synergy add value? Why is it important for buyers and sellers? When companies come together, either through acquisition or merger, it is synergy that forms the links that results in the creation ofRead more

Planning to buy a business?

For existing SME owners, trade acquisitions carry a high degree of risk, with post-deal failure rates averaging around 50%. Yet a successful acquisition can deliver significant commercial and financial advantages; most of the world’s largest companiesRead more

Growing a business through acquisition

SMEs considering growth through acquisition strategies have a number of different considerations to those entrepreneurs starting up through buying a trading business. For existing SME owners, trade acquisitions carry a high degree of risk, withRead more

Thinking of buying a business?

Buying an existing business can bring with it a multitude of benefits. The company will already have an established customer base and will be generating revenue and profit. It will have processes and structures inRead more

Planning an acquisition? 10 Top tips for buyers

Andrew Stilton, Solicitor at Keystone Law and specialist in Mergers and Acquisitions, provides some practical advice for anyone planning to buy a business       1. Consider buying assets only There are two basic structuresRead more

Debt financing considerations when buying or selling a business

The Market for Debt Financing UK SMEs Traditionally, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK had the vast majority of their borrowing requirements met by high street banks. Businesses had a relationship withRead more

Imperial CRS completes acquisition of Four Point Printing

  Evolution CBS is pleased to announce that its Client, Imperial CRS, has completed the acquisition of Four Point Printing. Imperial is a Clinical Research support organisation comprising 3 vertically integrated companies – DAC Patient Recruitment Services,Read more

Steve Barry joins Evolution CBS

Evolution CBS has strengthened its team with the appointment of new Associate Director Steve Barry. Steve has almost 30 years experience in building successful organisations and has worked at executive level with SME, mid-corporate andRead more

Acquisition Due Diligence – Getting it right

  The due diligence process is one of the most important and underestimated stages in the acquisition process. For acquisitions which are subject to English law, the principle of “caveat emptor” applies which means “buyerRead more

Mergers & Acquisitions Theatre opens tomorrow

If you’re visiting the show, come along to the M&A Theatre – opening at the T10+ exhibition, running alongside The Business Show. There’s still time to get free tickets. The Theatre is packed with insightful, informative advice andRead more

The Great British Business Show is just a week away

Next Thursday sees the opening of The Business Show, the UK’s biggest business event for SME’s. Whether you’re buying, growing or selling a business this show, you’ll find a wealth of information and advice toRead more

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