The corporate and commercial team at Hillyer McKeown has found a common golden thread when it comes to family businesses: good planning means fewer arguments. Here’s guidance based on frequently asked questions from clients – such as ownership and how to protect your assets.
The up-front costs of buying an existing company will be higher, but you will have cash flow from day one, an established customer base, existing supplier relationships and a tried-and-tested business model.
Prasanna Kulkarni, founder and product architect of Comparesoft, explains how small business owners can best manage their cash flow by leveraging their assets.
Reports claim a group of retail investors are in talks to rescue Jacques Vert owner Style Group Brands through a pre-pack administration. This follows the acquisition of Agent Provocateur out of administration in a similar deal in March this year. But what exactly does a pre-pack entail?
Gina Bicknell, a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, advises businesses on the importance of considering IP protection from the get go.
As we trigger Article 50 and enter the unknown, many of us are wondering what is happening between the SME and venture funding. Let’s have a closer look at the facts.
The Co-operative Bank’s announcement that it had put itself up for sale was seen by many, especially in the media, as the signing of its own death warrant. But the sale of a troubled company can have advantages for the seller, as well as the buyer.
The amount of businesses that had assets seized by HMRC to settle overdue debts spiked at an alarming rate over the last year at an increase of 145 per cent, found company finance service Funding Options.
Mergers and acquisitions in the wealth management sector have been creating a flurry of activity over the past year with 2015 setting a record 124 deals, compared to 83 in 2014. This movement is a sign of the changing shape of the wealth management industry, but it does not present the whole picture.
With the recent news that Deloitte warned staff at UK mobile commerce company Powa Technologies to not give intellectual property to former management, it raises the question: how can firms protect the business when going into administration?
The European Union (EU) is clearly an important trading partner, accounting for nearly half of all UK exports. However, the EU’s share of UK trade has fallen over the past decade as other economies have seen accelerated growth, with the Brexit question coming down to bargaining power and whether the UK has the ability to act alone in the global economy.
Based on discussions that grew out of its annual bringing together of 150 industry experts, Hyper Island unveils five ways you can boost your bottom line.