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.
James Klein, partner at Penningtons Solicitors, examines the outlook for M&A prospects in the technology sector.
Buyers are always after the best price, but what does the current market mean for bidders?
Peadar O’Reilly, a regional director with Venture Structured Finance, gives his views on the current state of the M&A market and what sectors to watch out for in the coming months.
With corporate M&A on the up, EMC Corporate Finance has closed transactions in excess of £100 million over the past 12 months.
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.