Blog – August 2020

M&A Silver Lining An enforced period at home, with time to consider strategic options, seems to be having a positive effect on the M&A market! Recent announcements have included Access Group’s acquisition of legal specialist DPS Software, Cognizant’s acquisition of New Signature (a US headquartered Microsoft cloud...

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Blog – July 2020

Technology Continues to Drive Change Necessity is the mother of invention, and it also provides a useful kick up the backside to accelerate the adoption of "new" technology. With that in mind, we carried out our first virtual half-day seminar last week (building on our earlier...

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Blog – June 2020

New Drivers Delighted to say that we completed a transaction last month in the agri-tech space. We brokered the sale of Orion Future Technology to the Milbank Group. Agri-tech is a good example of a sector that is likely to continue to prosper despite the disruption wrought...

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Blog – May 2020

The New Normal I’ve spoken to many company owners in the Tech sector over the last 4 weeks and for most business is holding up well. That said it is more difficult to engage with new customers and I guess that will continue to be the...

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Blog – April 2020

Pulling Together As we all now work from home (and given my whole family is now back, I use “all” in the widest sense) we can at least thank the availability of cloud services to allow almost seamless continuity. However, what is possible for a service...

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Blog – March 2020

March Market Misery A week is a long time in politics, and it appears also for COVID-19. The fact that the stock market has finally reacted should not be a surprise. We are already hearing from our own clients about possible product supply issues – if anything...

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Blog – February 2020

Negotiating an Exit Well the UK has now officially left the European Union but negotiations are far from over. Whilst a few marked our departure with celebrations, for most it passed largely unnoticed – which is unsurprising since we are, until 31 December 2020, effectively operating...

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Blog – January 2020

Is 2020 the Year for Your First Acquisition? When we are initially asked to look at acquisitions for a client, we spend the first few hours exploring why they shouldn’t! This may well employ a version of the ‘5 whys’ - an established methodology to get...

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Blog – December 2019

Firstly, season's greetings from all at Prism Corporate Broking! 2019 has been a year when despite everything that politics and “uncertainty” could throw at it, the Tech sector has remained remarkably resilient. In truth the opportunities are enormous, and Brexit or Remain, the impacts of the...

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Blog – November 2019

Selling Start Ups Just how quickly can you sell a start up? Within a couple of years if you take the example of Freeup’s recent acquisition by Greensill, a subsidiary of Softbank. Established in 2018 to provide an ethical alternative to pay day loans, the business has...

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