M&A Insights – Establishing Credibility

Preparing a Business For Sale - Establishing Credibility Many buyers see the acquisition of smaller businesses as potentially more hassle than for larger ones and therefore it is important to establish the credibility of the business at an early stage. Buyers are generally cautious, especially when...

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Blog – December 2019

Firstly, seasons 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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M&A Insights – Are Your Ducks in a Row

Preparing a Business For Sale - Are Your Ducks in a Row? A tidy business contributes hugely to an effective sale and there are plenty of things to consider and implement to ensure your sale process goes smoothly from the very beginning. It’s mostly in the...

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M&A Insights – Business Profile

Preparing a Business For Sale - Business Profile First impressions count. The first thing potential acquirers will do is take to the Internet and study your website. Ensure the content is up to date and has suitably contemporary news and customer testimonials...

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M&A Insights – The Elevator Pitch

Preparing a Business For Sale - The Elevator Pitch Basic but so essential, is the ability to describe your business succinctly to a potential investor or anyone for that matter? This is the classic ‘elevator pitch’ – it needs to be concise, brief and gain 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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Blog – October 2019

The Future is AI Sitting with an SME client this week I was pleasantly surprised to hear them talk about their burgeoning AI initiatives. This also coincided with an ICAEW publication landing on my desk – AI in Corporate Advisory, so even we are not immune!...

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Blog – August 2019

Brexit, Exchange Rates and the Impact on M&A At the time of the referendum the GBP/USD exchange rate was c.$1.45 to the pound. This fell overnight to below $1.35 and has since varied between $1.2 and $1.4. The recent low of $1.20 was last touched way...

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Blog – July 2019

This week we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing. There is now a NASA programme, Artemis, to get back on the moon by 2024, so perhaps now is a good time to consider investment in the Space Sector. Though space travel grabs...

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Blog – June 2019

There has been a lot of talk about the Woodford Equity Income Fund following the decision to temporarily prevent clients from removing their funds. Whilst the performance of the fund does not appear to have been great, the primary issue is really one of liquidity....

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