What are potential investors looking for in start-up businesses?
June 1st 2016
Well-connected investors with money to bestow are the holy grail of small businesses with big ambitions. To improve your chances of securing their interest, it’s useful to see the world through thei…
Common pitfalls and mistakes when selling a business
May 31st 2016
Years dedicated to building up a business culminating in one final sale - your chance to cash in on all the time, effort, expertise, late nights, good fortune, and everything else poured into creating…
SMEs Attracting More Private Funds From EIS Investors
May 23rd 2016
The number of investments made into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the UK via the government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) increased notably last year. According to the late…
When is the right time to sell a business?
May 18th 2016
Owners sell their businesses for a variety of reasons, from cashing in on their hard work to a desire to focus on other areas of their life. The definition of a good deal is determined by the outcomes…
Questions that should be asked when looking to acquire a business
May 12th 2016
Buying a business is a serious investment, they don’t often come with the chance of a refund. Before signing on the dotted line, it’s important you fully understand the business as it is, what you…
Private Equity vs Venture Capital vs Investment Banking
April 13th 2016
Financial backing comes in various forms and the suitability of each depends on factors such as the nature of your business, its stage of growth and the assistance you’re looking for.
5 Ways to Ensure Efficient Succession Planning in Family Businesses
April 5th 2016
Many family business owners dream of watching their empires flourish at hands of future generations. Yet in reality, a majority of businesses won’t make a successful first transition, and only a handful ever survive into a third generation.
Giggles day nursery acquired by Manchester-based childcare agency, Just Childcare Ltd.
December 1st 2015
Lytham-based children’s day nursery Giggles of Lytham has been acquired by Manchester-based Just Childcare Ltd. Advisors on the transaction for Giggles were Matthew Catterall from Taylors Solicitors…