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If, as we often say, you can transform a company in 5 years then what about in 70? You can argue about the Queen’s influence over that time but it is an incredible length of service in anyone’s book – and unlikely to be repeated....

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Coming back from a week away (no flight required) I was amazed as always by the rapid growth of plants (and weeds!) at this time of year. The farmers will soon be “making hay whilst the sun shines” and the adage remains apt in a...

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We are delighted to announce the latest publication of our report “State of Mergers & Acquisitions in the UK Software & IT Services (SITS) Sector – April 2022”. The report shows that acquisition activity in the UK SITS sector increased by around 36% in 2021...

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As a child of the 70s I can remember when inflation was 15%, even though I was not directly impacted by it. Back then a spike in oil prices was a key factor (due to geopolitical forces in the Middle East). Recent inflation is at...

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With Christmas ruined for many by Covid for the second year in a row, I hope that you avoided Omicron and had a good break. It is easy to just start the new year in the same way that you left the old, but starting...

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As we are about to close out 2021, the COVID news seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Naturally, we all very much hope things will prove better than initially feared. From a business perspective however we have had an excellent year....

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We’ve come across a couple of recent instances where clients have been approached, agreed a deal, and then the deal has taken forever, leading ultimately to the seller walking away. The reasons for timelines being stretched can be numerous: failure to finance the deal, change...

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We are delighted to announce the publication of our report “State of Mergers & Acquisitions in the UK Software & IT Services Sector (SITS)”. This report reviews activity in the first 6 months of 2021 compared to the previous 6 months. Deal announcements increased by...

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Hopefully you have all managed to find a small space in Cornwall to relax this summer. With connectivity now becoming a given almost anywhere, it is increasingly difficult to switch off from business. This is an issue accentuated by the normality now of working from...

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Watching the Olympics has been an almost unexpected pleasure – given the uncertainty about whether it would actually take place. Performances from Team GB have been excellent and though some sports such as swimming really seem to have the environment right, others (e.g. rowing) are...

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