M&A activity, whether buying, selling or merging has always been a strong complement to business success and in today’s slow-growth economy, it moves centre stage.
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.
Undertaking your business sale is one of the most important financial decisions you will make and an M&A advisor will help enable you to achieve maximum value and an optimum deal structure.
With the Brexit deal still locked in controversy and confusion, accompanied by pessimism in the press about the economic implications, it is easy to feel downhearted about investment for SMEs and the mid-market particular.
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 is technical, so when it comes to selling a business, the focus has tended to fall purely on the “how”. Yet the most effective business conversations start with the “whys” or the “what ifs” – the personal motivations that drive a sale carry their own value and are not to be downplayed.
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?
Big acquisitions create headlines, but lately, Avondale has observed a growing interest in smaller transactions across global M&A markets. With larger, “scale” deals failing to generate substantial returns over a long period, buyers are seeing the long-term potential lurking in the mid-market.
M&A industry focus: the Food and Beverage sector The appetite…
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