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Finance for Management Buy Outs (MBOs)

In recent years, Management Buy Outs (MBOs)  have become more popular as a way of selling a business, with a number of key advantages, which must be weighed up against the potential pitfalls. Rather than have to go to the marketplace, the buyer has instantly been found and confidentiality can easily be contained in-house, which…

Raising Finance for Acquisitions – Leveraged Buy Outs (LBO’s)

Raising Finance for Acquisitions Surprisingly, most SME business owners (approx. 70%) only look to their bank when looking for a loan to acquire a business. (Source: British Business Bank). There are two types of borrowing: Secured and Unsecured Borrowing. Unfortunately, in general, most banks do not support acquisitions for SMEs, unless there is additional security,…

Shareholders Agreements – why have them?

Running a business was never meant to be easy, not least with so many stakeholders to try and please, such as family members, partners, staff, customers, suppliers, banks, other lenders and of course, shareholders. Taking the last group – shareholders, many business owners run into problems when individual expectations (and business friendships) have taken different…

Victory in Europe Day

  Today, Friday, 8th May is Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day, which celebrates the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8th May 1945. In a way, it’s a good reminder of what everyone had to put up with…

Achieving Business Growth after Covid-19

We’ve all heard that what was considered “normal” yesterday will not be the same tomorrow – a “new normal” will apply. Business owners will be forced to adapt to changing markets and economy. Those who can adapt, take back control and take advantage of new opportunities, will ensure that their businesses survive and those that…

Business Valuations after Covid-19

So how will Covid-19 affect business valuations?! Well, it all depends….! The current restrictions on trading for many businesses in both essential and non-essential areas of the marketplace could last for months, as also the after-effects with continuing restrictions until the end of this year and maybe into next year.  The recession that will inevitably…

Sell Your Business FAST – for FREE!

Thinking of selling your business at some point in the future? Thinking about developing an Exit Strategy or are you currently Preparing to Sell? Never sold a business before and not sure what to expect? Will your business be saleable? At the right value? Anxious about not making any mistakes? And with another 3 weeks…

Challenging times?!

Today, (Friday, 27th March 2020) is the day that I’ve set aside a whole day – from 8am to 8pm where where you can call me in complete confidence, so that you can ask me any question you like (without any obligation), to see how I might be able to help you! It can be…

Behind the Scenes of a Successful Business Sale – Thursday, 6 February 2020

Visit the iconic London Film Museum as experts take you behind the scenes of a successful business sale. At this first-class venue in the heart of London, leading players will direct you through your personal production of the perfect exit strategy. They will guide you through the art of deal negotiations, reciting stories of real…

Don’t wait for Brexit to plan your Exit!

Despite the uncertainty over Brexit, the reality is that good businesses will always sell, regardless of market conditions. The UK’s stable legal, tax and regulatory environment will still help to attract overseas buyers. And assuming the market stabilises post Brexit, demand will almost certainly increase. But if the market remains turbulent, buyers may look at…