Global M&A activity in 2014 reached a record $3.5 trillion, up nearly a half on the previous year, according to the eighth Annual Brunswick Group M&A Survey, with this year expected to show deal values only slightly lower. But what about SMEs conducting deals at the smaller end of the market?
Short-term business loan service Everline has been acquired by Orange Money, a business that trades as Ezbob, in an effort to capitalise on a growing alternative finance market.
There are a host of reasons to exit a business and a plethora of goals, of which the most common is to maximise the price paid. Mark Lucas, of Barlow Robbins, advises nine actions to do just that.