The vital role of IP due diligence in the assessment of company value

Analysis is critical to prevent an over or under estimate, says Jodie Albutt

Analysis is critical to prevent an over or under estimate, says Jodie Albutt

Business Tools

With IP such a vital part of a company's worth, Jodie Albutt, patent attorney at Dehns, explains why due diligence is a crucial step in going about securing a valuation.

Increasing your business value by thinking strategically

Business Planning & Expansion

Kevin Uphill, chairman at Avondale, argues that creating a well-trained second tier that drives a company will free up business owners to focus on strategy.

The new hire has freed up Ian Cowley to focus on other parts of the business

The new hire has freed up Ian Cowley to focus on other parts of the business

The decision to hire in-house help

Human Resources

One of the biggest balancing acts for growing businesses is deciding where limited resources should be directed. Ian Cowley, managing director at cartridgesave.co.uk explains why he opted to bring in specialised human resource skills.

What parents of teenage tech entrepreneurs should know about the law

Business Regulations

Entrepreneurs are getting younger by the day as tools open children up to idea and business creation at a much younger age. Robert Taylor, consultant IP and media solicitor at Cubism Law, examines what the legal implications of setting up a company at this stage are.

John Lewis has shown how employee ownership can be executed

John Lewis has shown how employee ownership can be executed

Employee Ownership Trusts could prove valuable for succession planning

Business Tools

For businesses considering a share scheme, or are pondering a succession or exit, Lesley Stalker, tax partner at accountancy firm RJP, presents the benefit of Employee Ownership Trusts.

The hows and whys of selling a family business 

Exit Strategies

For those weighing up what kind of future their family company might have, Gary Laitner, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains what needs to be done if a sale process is ultimately picked.

The consultation is looking at putting more power in the hands of target firms

The consultation is looking at putting more power in the hands of target firms

Takeover Panel consultation on Post Offer Undertakings and Intentions Statements

Merger & Acquisition

Simon Staples, partner at law firm Ashfords, examines how new rules could be put in place making it easier to hold bidders to account for the promises made during the heat of a merger battle.

Record year for IPOs hints at future market conservatism

Company Flotations

James Lyons, partner at Ashfords, looks back on recent London flotations and explains what kind of impact this may have for future listings.

Alex Macpherson was on hand to pick up VCT of the Year at Investor Allstars

Alex Macpherson was on hand to pick up VCT of the Year at Investor Allstars

How VCTs are funding the growth of British start-ups

Business Finance

Once traditionally the finance of choice for lower mid-market buy-out businesses, Alex Macpherson, head of the ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains how his funds are now backing enterprising and dynamic younger firms.

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