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So far Nicole Murray has created 8 blog entries.

Whose sale is it anyway? What is the role of an M&A adviser?

For many business owners, the role of an M&A adviser is seen in very similar terms to an estate agent. After all, both are selling large assets on your behalf. This is a fair comparison for the way that some M&A advisers operate – although, we would argue, none of the good ones. It may [...]

2021-03-25T18:33:37+00:00By |News, Sell a business|Comments Off on Whose sale is it anyway? What is the role of an M&A adviser?

2021 Roadmap – 4 growth strategies you need to consider

If 2020 was a journey, it was a frustrating one for many businesses! The stop/start nature of successive lockdowns made planning for future growth very tricky. Into 2021 and the wider narrative has been dominated by talk of a roadmap, a more positive journey out of lockdown and back to growth and recovery. So as [...]

2021-03-18T22:20:24+00:00By |News|Comments Off on 2021 Roadmap – 4 growth strategies you need to consider

You can’t please all the people, all the time

There is much to be said, and that has been said about the budget announcement this past week. We would be delighted to talk you through your options and its implications for selling your business. But rather than add to the reems of opinion in this blog, I wanted to take a different tack and [...]

2021-03-18T22:01:45+00:00By |News|Comments Off on You can’t please all the people, all the time

M&A Myth Busting: Do you need to meet face-to-face to sell a company?

For many very good reasons, deal making has traditionally been thought of as something that requires at least one, if not more, face-to-face meetings. In a world that is increasingly moving online, the size, sensitivity and nature of a company sale still draws the question; do you need to meet face-to-face to sell a company? [...]

2021-02-25T19:11:26+00:00By |News|Comments Off on M&A Myth Busting: Do you need to meet face-to-face to sell a company?

M&A Myth Busting: Is 2021 like 2008, and a bad time to sell?

I am sure you all remember the financial crisis of 2008 that became known as the ‘Credit Crunch’. Like the past year, it was a tough time for UK SMEs, and many didn’t come out the other side. Companies were still being bought and sold, but it was widely acknowledged to be a challenging time [...]

2021-02-21T14:46:26+00:00By |News|Comments Off on M&A Myth Busting: Is 2021 like 2008, and a bad time to sell?

Three more questions you must be able to answer before deciding to sell your business

A few months ago, we posted a blog that posed “Three important questions you must be able to answer before deciding to sell your business”. There are, of course, many questions that entrepreneurs need to get to grips with before they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Here are three more questions, [...]

2021-02-20T16:37:49+00:00By |News, Sell a business|Comments Off on Three more questions you must be able to answer before deciding to sell your business

Why you need to give your business a thorough health check…

We all know that it’s important to keep our minds and our bodies healthy, a fact that has become even more relevant over the last year. But our health, and particularly our mental health, can be disguised by the right wardrobe or the right attitude. In the same way, the underlying health of your business [...]

2021-02-20T16:38:24+00:00By |News|Comments Off on Why you need to give your business a thorough health check…

Five reasons you’re burning away value and how to put out the fire!

If you are thinking about selling your business your immediate questions might well be 'How much is my business worth?' and 'How do I increase the value of my business?'. But one of the things we encourage our clients to consider is what might be holding the valuation down, and how this can be addressed [...]

2021-02-20T14:26:23+00:00By |News, Sell a business|Comments Off on Five reasons you’re burning away value and how to put out the fire!
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