Sooner or later, nearly all entrepreneurs will be interested in seeking some form of exit or capital investment. Paul Cooper, partner at media and technology corporate finance advisory firm Clarity, gives his advice on what buyers are looking for and how sellers can best position themselves for a successful exit.
James Caan and Paul Herman explain that while a business may appear to be in rude health, cracks beneath the surface may prevent even the most optimistic of buyer from pressing the button.
Howard Leigh, senior partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, looks at whether the current climate presents a good opportunity to exit a business.
What do you do when you’ve signed the deal, said goodbye to your business and, hopefully, become a multimillionaire overnight? GrowthBusiness speaks to those that have made the move.
Having looked at the reasons for, and pitfalls of, selling a company, business mentor Colin Turner examines why most M&A deals fail to complete.
Business mentor Colin Turner looks at the reasons for selling a business, as well as some potential pitfalls.
For an owner-manager planning an exit, looking beyond the traditional buyer markets may now be the way forward.
Once the sun has set on a company’s growth market adventure, there are a number of challenges that await those looking for an exit.
For businesses looking to leave the public markets without putting their growth plans on the back burner, a take-private deal could be the answer.
The blunt truth is that private equity houses need to understand what the exit strategy is the moment they start talking to potential investee companies. GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade explains.
Deciding to sell a business doesn't only affect one person, it also impacts your staff as well. But how do you keep your employees happy as you make your exit from the business?
Boosting your business’s profile prior to an exit will help reap the rewards. Mike Robson of Azure Partners explains how to adopt this strategy.
In a buyer’s market, private equity firms must be prepared to hold out for the right price.
Mike Robson of Azure Partners explains how to ensure a departing senior management team won’t stymie an exit.
Finding a business exit is like finding a partner – it’s all about falling in ‘love’, according to ScanSafe chief executive Eldar Tuvey.
Mike Robson, director at business consultants Azure Partners, details why businesses up for sale need to have exit options.
With trade buyers and PE firms on the prowl, make sure you know how to sell for the right price.
With aggressive trade buyers on the prowl and private equity firms expanding their portfolios, GrowthBusiness looks at how you can sell your business for the right price.
With a dearth of bank debt and depressed valuations, dealmaking sunk to record lows over the credit crunch. Now deal volumes and values are rising strongly, raising hopes of a sustained recovery.
Spurious allegations of ‘boardroom bullying’ from minority shareholders seeking a payout are on the increase.
Eco Market has added to its growing list of angel backers by securing the interest of ghd co-founder Martin Penny and former PayPal and eBay executive Elisabeth Ling.
Despite it taking until 2013 for the UK to have its first ‘official astronaut’, Britain’s space industry offers many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.