Business sales, mergers and acquisitions during and after the COVID-19 crisis

There is no doubt we are at the beginning of this journey and we don’t know how long it’s going to last, or how far into the future there will be a knock-on effect on society and the economy. What I can tell you with absolute certainty is it will have an adverse effect on…

Game changing valuation methods in COVID-19 age

Many of you may have seen the coffee mug circulating on social media; EBITDAC, earnings before interest depreciation, amortization, and COVID-19! Brilliant, but also to a certain extent true. Many potential sellers simply will not accept transactions based on their 2020 numbers, which were adversely affected due to the level of disruption. Yet deals will…

Turbocharging your productivity post-COVID-19

Last week our partners at the Institute of Directors IOD, published a Directors’ Priorities List which shows the support available to UK businesses under Lockdown. Whilst being quite helpful, it somewhat misses the point, if it is aimed at the CEO the list really should start and end with leadership; fast, tough leadership decisions to…

Plans, finance and deals in the pandemic

We don’t want to pull punches; this pandemic is a big problem. The interplay of how we protect lives versus the economy is unprecedented, yet essential. When this crisis finishes the economic fall-out will be huge, with a real drop in gross domestic product. In the 2009 credit crash, the UK saw a drop in…