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Written by - Kate Baines

Posted on - 20 November 2017

What do you do when the horse has already bolted?

One of the most common mistakes a business owner makes when selling their business is announcing it to the staff prematurely. I’m often asked, “When is the right time to tell the staff?” Timing ...

Written by - Declan Green

Posted on - 14 September 2017

Merger & acquisitions activity on the rise for smaller IFAs

The landscape for Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) has changed in recent years and this has set the tone for an expected flurry of corporate transactions in the market. Merger & acquisition (...

Written by - Jack Minns

Posted on - 27 June 2017

Thinking of selling? Don’t rule out a Management Buy-Out (MBO)

When business owners are reviewing their exit options, the route of an MBO is often overlooked. However, having a strong management team in place not only provides short-term benefits of reducing reli...

Written by - Kate Baines

Posted on - 12 June 2017

Future Markets

Overall the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) market is still very active within the SME space, and this trend looks set to continue even with Brexit progressing in the background. Deal activity in s...

Written by - Richard Proctor

Posted on - 26 May 2017

Capital gains tax entrepreneurs’ relief – good housekeeping for shareholders

Capital gains tax entrepreneurs’ relief has been with us for a number of years. Essentially, over a lifetime, an individual can make £10 million of gains qualifying for the relief, reducing the eff...

Written by - Jack Minns

Posted on - 03 May 2017

Business valuations; is it rocket science?

There’s little doubt that valuing a business takes considerable experience and expertise to form a credible, reliable and defendable valuation opinion. At the same time, there is a fundamental need ...

Written by - Jack Minns

Posted on - 04 April 2017

Benefits of using a corporate finance team

While business owners are experts in running their businesses, the sale or acquisition of a company is a complex, strategic, financial and legal process that should not be underestimated. For such a c...

Written by - Kate Baines

Posted on - 10 March 2017

Finally….. some positive news for adult social care

With the announcement of the Budget yesterday, there will be a lot of information being shared around by accountants on the effect of the UK economy, and the tax position for individuals and companies...

Written by - James Lay

Posted on - 20 February 2017

Helpful tips when buying a business

Some of you will be well versed in the process of buying a business, but even the most experienced acquirer can still need a helping hand from a third party to offer a more independent and objective v...

Written by - Declan Green

Posted on - 24 January 2017

Picking your management team

When contemplating the sale of your company, an area that will add value is a solid second tier management team. This is essential not only for the purpose of a sale but also for the smooth-running of...

Written by - James Lay

Posted on - 13 January 2017

What does 2017 have in store?

2016 brought us Trump & Brexit; James Lay gives his view on what 2017 has in store for us. Looking back at 2016, it felt like a year of surprises. We had the UK voting to leave the EU, Donald Trum...

Written by - Ian Nelson

Posted on - 22 December 2016

Effect of Brexit on business sales now and in the future

Following the Brexit vote, which came as a shock to many politicians and poll analysts, it is interesting to see what impact it had in the business world. At the time of writing, the value of business...

Written by - Alexandra Coghill

Posted on - 23 November 2016

How can you attract a future investor?

The Apprentice is back on TV and the contestants are proving just how far they will go to win Lord Sugar’s latest £250,000 investment. If that kind of challenge is not for you, here’s another opt...

Written by - Kate Baines

Posted on - 15 September 2016

Living Wage still not cutting the mustard

A recent article by the BBC has highlighted the poor pay conditions for the care sector. With the increased minimum wage introduced earlier this year to provide a ‘Living Wage’, in theory this sho...

Written by - Jack Minns

Posted on - 07 September 2016

Deals continue to increase despite Brexit vote

So far, 2016 has proved to be another busy year for corporate finance advisors, with deal volumes continuing to increase year on year....

Written by - James Lay

Posted on - 26 January 2016

Reflecting on the Corporate Finance Market Last Year

At the beginning of 2016, it seems an opportune moment to reflect on our experiences of the SME corporate finance market in East Anglia and the opportunities that lie ahead....

Written by - Peter Glading

Posted on - 08 August 2016

How might Brexit affect business?

Lenin once said: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”...

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