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Why investors are seeing long-term potential in the mid-market

These statistics come to light in the Supper Club’s latest guide, Buy to Build, where one of its partners, Kevin Uphill, analyses the M&A landscape. “Aided by a weak pound, British firms are in particularly high demand overseas,” the Avondale founder and chairman reveals. “Inbound deal flows into the UK rose by 69.6% in 2017 in value terms to £277.95 billion. “Investors from China and Hong Kong alone spent £15.1...

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Overseas acquisitions: How to make everyone a fan of your culture

Communication is necessary, they stressed, both for the existing team and those who have been acquired. Regular updates will instil everyone with confidence and ensure a vision is crafted and followed. “Members also observe that integrating complex back-end systems and processes is the biggest challenge and recommend bringing in contractors or outsourced support if necessary to maintain business as usual,” Alex Evans, the guide’s...

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What is crowdfunding and how does it work?

In a much-quoted quip, tech writer and publisher Tim O’Reilly compared finance to gasoline on a road trip. “You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” So where will you get that first full tank to get your business up and running? Among UK SMEs, the petrol station increasingly looks like an equity crowdfunding platform. According to Beauhurst research, equity crowdfunding...