Category: Corporate Finance

Alternative Lender Market – It Pays to Have an Adviser in Your Corner

February 2018

Since the wake of the financial crisis, the alternative lender market has been an increasingly popular choice of funding for SMEs. The growth in the alternative market has certainly increased the options available to business owners, which can only be...

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2018 Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

February 2018

Our member firm, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s corporate finance team has had another busy few months, with a number of ongoing transactions, as well as the completion of the investment into Blue Skies by private equity firm 8 Miles, and the...

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The Corporate Deals Market in 2018

January 2018

Our MHA Corporate Finance team offer their thoughts on the year ahead and what it holds for the corporate deals market. How do you Expect the Corporate Deals Market to Perform in 2018 vs 2017? At a national level, 2017 was...

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Budget 2017: What it Means for Entrepreneurs Considering Exit or Investment

December 2017

Corporate Finance Director at our member firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson, James Lawson shares his thoughts on how the recent Budget announcement will affect entrepreneurs considering exit or investment. Speculation was rife in the lead up to the Budget last week...

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When is the Best Time to Sell a Business?

October 2017

Identifying Internal and External Factors We often see great businesses that are not quite ready to sell. Businesses typically need to consider internal and external factors before they are ready. Identifying these factors early (which may be as much as...

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UK M&A and Business Growth Finance in an Ever Changing World

October 2017

Background  Ongoing political events in the UK and the USA have undoubtedly affected the outlook for UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. We should also not forget that there are ongoing issues in France and Germany, despite the recent election results,...

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Vendor Funded vs Deferred MBOs

September 2017

The Management Buyout (MBO) is re-emerging as a popular succession route. We have also seen variations of it, including Vendor Funded and Deferred MBOs. The former requires no external funding but where the owner is happy to exit immediately. The latter...

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The Key Steps to a Successful Acquisition

September 2017

With the cost of finance remaining at record lows, and with successful businesses with strong balance sheets continuing to look towards further growth, Laurence Whitehead, Head of the MHA Corporate Finance group outlines the four key steps to a successful business...

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MHA Corporate Finance Team Ranks 9th in the UK by Transaction Volume in H1 2017

August 2017

Four of our member firms have been ranked highly in Experian’s latest M&A report for H1 2017 – Broomfield & Alexander Ltd and Tait Walker both finished top of the league table in Wales and the North East respectively, Moore...

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Another Good Year for MHA Corporate Finance Team

January 2017

Congratulations to three of our member firms who feature highly in the Experian MarketIQ 2016 UK & Ireland M&A full year Report. Broomfield Alexander, finished top of the Wales league for a second year completing 16 transactions. Tait Walker moved...

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