Our blog on the latest corporate finance issues.
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.
Earn-outs: what, why and when?
December 9, 2016
Transactions and deals can be agreed with fixed levels of deferred consideration, on terms which are not linked to performance of the business post sale and are akin to paying for the business in instalments.
A modicum of certainty in an uncertain world
November 22, 2016
We were relieved to see that the PCPI Index for Q3 2016 reported minimal movements in both the Private Company Price Index and the Private Equity Price Index.
Children’s nurseries: an industry rife with consolidation
November 14, 2016
We are currently witnessing a shift towards increased consolidation in the children’s nursery industry.
How can I maximise value on exit? – part two
October 26, 2016
Following on from our previous blog, how can I maximise value on exit? - part one, we recommend a further seven things a business owner can do to maximise the value he/she gets on exit.