Our blog on the latest corporate finance issues.
The foundations of a business are key when considering sale
July 19, 2017
It is never too early to think about a long term sale and putting the foundations in place well in advance, even if you never actually end up selling.
The return of the bank funded MBO
June 1, 2017
During the recession of the late 2000s and early 2010s when the availability of bank debt was limited, MBOs were difficult transactions to get away with.
Succession planning – is a partial exit an option?
May 9, 2017
A middle ground can often be effective as it may allow owner/managers to realise elements of value whilst retaining control and the aspects they enjoy.
Preparing for your IPO with an improved governance structure
April 26, 2017
Small companies with an ambition for growth, and a need to secure additional finance, need to give proper consideration to internal governance arrangements.
What is blockchain and how could it affect capital markets?
March 31, 2017
There is a lot of ongoing discussion about blockchain technology, but how much do people know or understand about it?
What are the best ways to extract value from mergers and acquisitions? Part three
January 30, 2017
Leadership from the senior management is vital to integration. In our experience, it usually requires someone who projects energy, enthusiasm, clarity, and who communicates that energy to everyone.
What are the best ways to extract value from mergers and acquisitions? Part two
January 25, 2017
Selection of the best people from both organisations and an ambitious deadline for filling key positions is another priority. It reduces the risks of staff being poached by competitors when they are often most vulnerable to attack.
What are the best ways to extract value from mergers and acquisitions? Part one
January 20, 2017
The business world is littered with integrated companies that have lost value for shareholders or just not achieved many of the benefits they should, or could have gained.
Earn-outs: What exactly are they and how do they typically work?
December 21, 2016
Deals can be structured to involve an earn-out arrangement, a specific type of vendor deferred consideration. Under an earn-out additional consideration is payable to the vendor contingent on the future trading performance of the business following completion of the transaction.
Data analytics can help you run your business better
December 14, 2016
Data analytics are now also being used to add another dimension to the deal-making process. Good quality data will help a PE firm gain confidence in the target, whilst poor quality data will be clearly evident when it cannot be analysed effectively.