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M&A 101: 5 key things many business leaders don’t know

Merging with or acquiring another business can be one of the most challenging moments a company can face. The critical thing is that both sides are clear on why they are buying or selling and what the plan moving forward is, says Jeannette Linfoot

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Why selling your business is like running an election campaign

Preparing to sell your business is like running an election campaign, says Andrew Boyle. You need to keep the message simple and spread the word.

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The best way to grow your small business is to buy another company

With a small amount of effort, you could triple or quadruple the size of your business, writes Gez McGuire

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How to buy a tech startup to bolt on to your company

6 things you need to know if your company is acquiring a technology startup. John Kirkwood looks at potential pitfalls

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Britain becomes most attractive M&A country in world for overseas buyers

Consultancy giant EY says this is because of the UK's talent and technology, not weakness of sterling and undervalued companies


Number of foreign buyers acquiring UK companies falls by 11% in Q4

Brexit uncertainty means EU buyers have adopted a 'wait and see' approach

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How to handle M&As without upfront capital

With up to 70 per cent of SME owners approaching retirement age, there’s no better time to acquire an established business for a knock-down price, writes the serial entrepreneur Jeremy Harbour.

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Acquiring a business: The key factors to consider

We speak to business owners, managers and lawyers who tell GrowthBusiness what it's like to acquire a company and how to do it effectively.

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Should I sell my owner-managed business?

John Rigby, CEO of K3 Capital Group argues that current beneficial tax rules and market conditions means entrepreneurs should exit their business this year.

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Top six things to consider when acquiring a company

Adam Binks, CEO of SysGroup explains the best ways leaders should manage an acquisition process.

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Yo! Sushi acquires Waitrose sushi supplier

Acquiring London-based Taiko Foods will lead to growth at both companies, Yo! Sushi says.

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Is 2018 the time to push forward with M&A plans?

Strong businesses with focused and adaptable management teams will still thrive on the M&A opportunities that arise, but there are some important questions they need to ask themselves before deciding the best way forward. MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Laurence Whitehead explains.