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Selling your business in 2020: some perspectives
Event review: Andy Green OBE at - Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
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You probably wouldn't compare yourself to the founders of a $100bn+ revenue business, with $15bn operating profit, and 114,000 employees.
Confidentiality is critical when selling a business – but how do you keep your staff, customers and competitors from finding out?
BCMS charity fundraiser The Hope Supper, in support of The Snowdrop Foundation. BCMS do a lot of events – I reckon around 1000 in our 30-year history. But we’ve never done anything like this.
The Hope Supper, in aid of The Snowdrop Foundation, Drapers’ Hall, London
Lunchtime Q&A session finds M&A advisors getting M&A advice!
It must be something in the water. Every time we run an event in Glasgow - fast becoming one of my favourite cities – it seems to be a huge success. Last night was no different.
For those of us of a certain age, you think Liverpool, and you think Kevin Keegan. And so, we were delighted to welcome the former England captain, manager and Liverpool FC legend to the stunning Knowsley Hall, ancestral seat of the Earls of Derby.
Is there a better way to spend a Thursday afternoon than driving around the legendary Silverstone track in a Cayman and 911, after hearing from previous business owners on how to sell a business?
UK SMEs remain at the forefront of dealmaking, with the number of companies changing hands up 8% in the first half of 2019, according to a new BCMS study of the latest acquisition data.
'Your business, Your future' dining event at Lympstone Manor with Michelin starred chef Michael Caines, hosted by BCMS and partner Rathbones.
BCMS at the Financial Directors Forum, Four Seasons, London, June 2019
Recently, one of our colleagues at BCMS Israel, Hilit Ben-Zvi, was recognised as an extraordinary woman leader in a prominent Israeli publication, Haaretz.
"I had to go to prison to learn how to read and write…" As guest speakers go, John Bird - founder of the Big Issue, and now Lord Bird, a wildcard cross-bench member of the Upper House - certainly knows how to make a big impression.
“Look, Dave, I am not a businessman” said multi-award-winning chef, serial entrepreneur and adopted national treasure Raymond Blanc, when we were discussing the schedule for last week’s BCMS event.
It's estimated that over a quarter of UK GDP is generated by family businesses, and family firms employ 12.2 million people nationwide, amounting to 47% of all private sector employment.
What a stunning venue for an event: the private yacht of the royal family. Impossibly luxurious, yet somehow cosy and homely.
As 2019 gets underway, there's little doubt that many UK industries face a very challenging year. There appear to be no easy answers to ongoing Brexit worries, rising insolvencies, a tightening labour market, or rapidly changing consumer trends.
BCMS has been running a variety of events up and down the UK throughout 2018. The two key learnings from this year are clear.
Like most industries, there are lots of meaningless league tables in the world of business sales.
Does a successful business really need a good marketing strategy? Interestingly, many of our clients tell us that sales and marketing is a weakness in their companies. But it’s only a weakness because they don’t do much of it.
You know you should get serious about selling your company, but you just can’t picture yourself not being a business owner.
You are selling your business, and all of your ducks are in a row.
How much can bad service impact a business? And can good service levels actually make your company more profitable?
"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.
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 rise of the robots is challenging human supremacy in a growing number of fields.
A few years back we were chatting with former client, Martin Phillips, about the successful sale of his company Recommended Hotels.
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