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You might be thinking of buying a company: what features would an ideal company have?

Published: 15 December 2020

2020 has been a difficult year: COVID and Brexit uncertainty being two huge drivers. So, if I am thinking of acquiring what might I be looking for?

You might be thinking of buying a company: what features would an ideal company have?

Published: 15 December 2020

2020 has been a difficult year: COVID and Brexit uncertainty being two huge drivers. So, if I am thinking of acquiring what might I be looking for?

Corporate Finance 2021

Published 7 December 2020

A recent survey gave the prospects for the number of company sales a positive view. The Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW, revealed that 39% of respondents thought that a big increase in acquisitions and sales was expected, and a further 51% expecting a small increase.

Selling a company in 2021

Published: 4 December 2020

A number of accountants and other professionals might have told you lately that now is a good time to accelerate a sale of your company. Simply, with tax changes expected, it will cost you more tax to sell later than it will after April 2021.

We have been warning of this for some time: -

Remote Deals: Buying and selling companies during lockdown and with Tiers 1-3

Published: 1 December 2020

The good news is that if you are looking to sell your business it is still possible to do so during a COVID environment.

In a recent survey by the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW, 21% said it was easier to do a deal, 38% said harder, and the other 41% said that it was about the same.

Choosing Professional Advisors

I thought I would write this morning about choosing professional advisors. Accountants are traditionally amongst the most trusted professional advisors, and that gives me much comfort as I am a director of CBSL Accountants.

Lockdown II: the latest measures

Published: 6 November 2020

As we enter the second lockdown, the Chancellor has brought welcome news to many businesses yesterday by extending the furlough scheme through to March 2021.

A story of puppy dogs and flowers, with a little bit of WH Auden to finish

Published 23 October 2020

Don’t tell me what I don’t want to hear - a story of puppy dogs and flowers, with a little bit of WH Auden to finish.

I will come to the business context shortly, but firstly I had better explain my opening paragraph.