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M&A Insights – 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 interest of people so they become more inquisitive....

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Brigantia

Prism Sponsor Brigantia Partner Day

The Prism team had a successful day at the Brigantia Annual Partner Day yesterday at the iconic London’s Living Room located at the top floor of the new City Hall, London. Prism sponsored the annual get together, it was a day of sharing knowledge and networking...

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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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Seminars

Seminar Success

Prism’s Maximise the Value of your Technology Business seminar was a great success yesterday. Held at the delightful Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) venue in central London, technology business owners travelled from far and wide to gain valuable insight into how they can maximise the value of...

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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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Blog – May 2019

An interview in CRN Channelweb caught my eye last week. It was from the MD of a £23m Managed Service Provider and he was bemoaning the fact that too many sellers are coming to market with unrealistic expectations of their value. As a narrative this is...

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Blog – April 2019

Valuation Valuation is, at least in part, an art not a science. That much is proved by the share price of the recently IPO’d Zoom Video Communications. Zoom provides video conferencing, a market that seems to have been talked about for ever, yet the share price on...

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