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Apr 2018
France’s leading independent consultancy Wavestone has acquired UK IT consultancy Xceed Group who were advised by corporate finance advisor BCMS.   Established in London in 2003, Xceed Group is a leading technology consultancy which provides...
Apr 2018
"We went to 20 banks who all said no. Then we went to 500 venture capital firms. Most didn't get back to us, while the rest also said 'no'. One said we scored zero out of five in the investors handbook. He said we were a dreadful investment...
Mar 2018
There was a news story this week that will be of interest to any business owner – because it raises the oldest question in the M&A book: “How much is my business worth?” The news that activist investor Edward Bramson has taken a 5% share in...
Mar 2018
The rise of the robots is challenging human supremacy in a growing number of fields. Recent  innovations include robot teachers that can mark school homework in record time, an automated bricklayer that can lay up to 300 bricks an hour, and smart...
Feb 2018
We went to Mars last night – well, sort of… On February 22, BCMS, Burges Salmon LLP and Rathbones jointly hosted a dinner event at the fabulous Royal West of England Academy in Bristol. In a beautifully lit Victorian art gallery, we were surrounded...
Feb 2018
BCMS has advised the shareholders of Calco Group on its sale to the management team in a management buyout backed by Inflexion.  Founded in 2004, Calco is a leading Dutch provider of outsourced IT recruitment and training services to large blue-chip...
Jan 2018
A few years back we were chatting with former client, Martin Phillips, about the successful sale of his company Recommended Hotels. Martin was clear on what was good about the business sale process – researching acquirers, the excitement of deal...
Jan 2018
How do you win business? For many of our clients, it’s very often a combination of the Three Rs – repeat work, referrals and recommendations. Whether software, manufacturing, education or energy, many of our clients have developed a specialist niche...

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