Thinking of selling your company? Peter Gray, partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, outlines the positives and negatives of going down the public buyer route.
Mergers and acquisitions are inherently linked to business confidence, so could a series of bigger deals kick-start activity in the rest of the market?
With the sixth annual M&A Awards producing some worthy winners, GrowthBusiness talks to some of the victors to find out the attributes needed for high-quality deals.
Ian Sale, managing director in the Acquisition Finance team at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, analyses how the performance of the lower mid-market could lead to its own investment focus.
As part of an exclusive roundtable hosted by GrowthBusiness, we speak to four Business Growth Fund investments to see how M&A is working now capital is on the table.
Acquisitions form an important part of many company development plans, and is a strategy currently being supported by the Business Growth Fund. GrowthBusiness meets four of its portfolio companies to find out how.
Daniel Ball, director at software company Wax Digital, looks at what must be considered before, during and after any merger transaction.
With M&A now being conducted on an increasingly cross-border basis, Raymond Fagan, partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, looks at why UK businesses are an attractive option for overseas buyers.
Dov Katz, partner and head of AIM at law firm Howard Kennedy, picks out some of the highlights of this year's M&A on AIM research report.
Mark Hardwicke, managing partner at Solution Corporate Finance, looks at why discretion and momentum are vital to achieve a successful business sale.
New research from GrowthBusiness finds that domestic and foreign companies are continuing to use AIM to make acquisitions. We speak to businesses and advisors conducting deals to find out what is driving M&A activity on the junior market.
Mike Robson, director at advisory firm Azure Partners, argues that those pursuing acquisitive plans must look beyond the traditional financial due diligence that dominates deal-making.
Ian Larkin, managing director at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, explores how management teams and private equity sponsors are increasingly leveraging their fixed and intangible assets to fund corporate transactions.
Robin Murray Brown, partner at executive search firm Tyzack Partners, argues that acquisitions often focus on financial elements and fail to properly recognise the human aspect of a deal.
Management buy-outs provide an opportunity for courageous executives to raise the stakes and drive change.
With many corporates having underspent and left themselves with excess capital, Hunter Ruthven looks at how it could be used in 2012.
Tumultuous economic conditions have led many businesses to seek alternative forms of capital to fund transactions.
Dealmakers are adjusting to lower growth, but it may take a more brutal shake-out of weaker companies to accelerate deal activity next year, according to Leumi ABL.
While the last 12 months failed to deliver the hoped-for bounceback in the UK mid-market, there have been opportunities for the lucky few that can access finance.
The volume and value of deals in which overseas companies acquired Indian targets both increased sharply during 2011, despite a drop in overall deal activity in the country.
File sharing business Egnyte has outlined plans to open up a major UK base in London following a funding round backed by Northgate Capital Group and other investors.
Following in the footsteps of Anita Roddick, Jacqueline Gold and Martha Lane Fox, we profile five female business builders who are going it alone.
Visiting Colorado with the best of the UK cleantech sector to develop contacts with investors and partners.
The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them.