The training sector is fast-moving and fast-changing. The increasing training needs of corporations is driving demand and increasing spending on learning resources, while e-learning is rapidly on the rise.
Buying or acquiring a business is a major milestone in any entrepreneur or business owner’s career. And it’s the one that invariably throws up the most challenges and concerns. With so many potential complexities to navigate, even ‘serial’ entrepreneurs and seasoned M&A veterans struggle to make the process of buying or selling work for them.
At Avondale, we, as much as anyone, understand the value of M&A in driving business growth and wider economic expansion. For small- and medium-sized companies in particular, acquisitions provide a vital avenue for growth and a key outlet when considering an exit or succession planning.
M&A deal volume and value showed strong performance in 2017, and are forecasted to continue in the same vein into the latter half of 2018. How do technology and telecoms fit into this overall trend, particularly in relation to SMEs and emerging mid-market companies?