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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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What a month of sport – Wimbledon, The Lions Rugby tour, Tour de France and of course, the Euros. Trust plays an important element in sport – trust and belief in yourself (Mark Cavendish is a great example) and trust in others (Gareth Southgate et...

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The economy is bouncing back and forecast to grow at the fastest rate for 70 years (7.25%). Notwithstanding the previous dip, it is unsurprising that most businesses we talk to are busy – actually very busy. In fact much of the tech sector has been...

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The advent of May traditionally brings with it some warmth (sadly missing in recent days!) and also the swish of a feather duster around the home! Now is also a good time to consider some ‘spring cleaning’ in your business. There are some perennial issues...

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The forthcoming Easter break might present a good opportunity to mull over your future plans. Based, of course, on an Easter egg theme, take a quick look at our video below where we discuss two of the key factors that affect business valuation and how having golden eggs...

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So the budget has come and gone and no action taken on Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR, formerly known as Entrepreneurs Relief). Welcome news, of course, for anyone currently in a sale process. That said, public views toward taxation have been shifting, with Ed Sheeran...

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Debt, Lovely Debt! Oh what an era to be an economist! First the credit crunch and now COVID-19 to get your teeth into. Although no economist, I have read with interest the growing consensus regarding debt affordability. It seems that there is increasing confidence that...

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Time to Take Stock For most this has been an annus horribilis (as the Queen might put it) and we all eagerly await the arrival of vaccines and an easing of restrictions. However, for most owner-managers in the Technology sector business has held up well,...

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