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Jan 2020
Event review: Andy Green OBE at - Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
Jan 2020
This year's budget may have bad news for business owners, as Boris Johnson confirms The Treasury opposes the "giveaway" tax break
Jan 2020
JBW Group Limited has announced it has acquired the shares of Advantis Credit Limited, with funding provided by OUTSOURCING Inc. BCMS advised the shareholders of Advantis on the transaction.
Dec 2019
It's not only a new year, it’s a new decade. Here are our top five suggestions for building value in your business for 2020 and beyond
Dec 2019
You probably wouldn't compare yourself to the founders of a $100bn+ revenue business, with $15bn operating profit, and 114,000 employees.
Dec 2019
IT service provider entrustIT has acquired Serval Systems, in a recent deal advised by M&A advisor Kingsbrook, part of the BCMS group of companies.
Nov 2019
H2O Innovation has acquired Genesys International to strengthen its speciality chemicals line of products and broaden its range of application, in a transaction led by M&A advisor BCMS.
Nov 2019
Confidentiality is critical when selling a business – but how do you keep your staff, customers and competitors from finding out?
Nov 2019
PHD Interactive (PHDi) has been acquired by a Private Investor to achieve a step change in scale and services offered.
Nov 2019
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.
Nov 2019
The Hope Supper, in aid of The Snowdrop Foundation, Drapers’ Hall, London
Nov 2019
Lunchtime Q&A session finds M&A advisors getting M&A advice!
Oct 2019
BCMS has advised the shareholders of KeeResources, a leading provider of software solutions, data and services to the automotive industry, on its sale to the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, Auto Trader.
Oct 2019
Doncaster-based manufacturer Polypipe Group has acquired Alderburgh for £14m, in a transaction led by M&A advisor BCMS.
Oct 2019
Dr. Oetker acquires specialist baking business Cake Craft World for the company’s ability to adapt to the 21st century and turn its cake shop into an online brand, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Oct 2019
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.
Oct 2019
Leading supplier of games and sports equipment Mightymast Leisure has recently been acquired by retail distribution Re:creation in a deal advised by BCMS.
Oct 2019
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.
Sep 2019
Technology investor Harris Computer Corporation, owned by Constellation (TSX:CSU), has acquired Quicksilva, an independent UK-based supplier of IT systems integration and messaging services, in a sale directed by BCMS.
Sep 2019
Components manufacturer Plastic & Film Holdings (PFH) has been acquired by Aston Trio in a deal advised by BCMS.
Sep 2019
US buyer Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, has acquired London-based event and travel management agency Number 20, Ltd in a transaction led by M&A advisors BCMS.
Sep 2019
Global freight specialist The PSL Group has been acquired by Rhenus Logistics UK, a global logistics service company, in a move that further strengthens Rhenus’ offering. This transaction was led by BCMS.
Sep 2019
“The heart of any business is important and that comes from every employee loving what they do.” Inspirational words from an inspirational man. Guest speaker Raymond Blanc was the focus of last night’s dining event at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.
Sep 2019
Pet Media Limited has been acquired by Hästnet Sverige AB as part of its strategy to become the undisputed leader in Europe with regards to operating equestrian and pet marketplaces whilst promoting transparency, trust and safety between its users
Aug 2019
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?
Aug 2019
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.
Aug 2019
Kinectrics Group, a privately owned, global provider of life cycle management services to the electric power industry, has acquired Gnosys Global in a transaction advised by BCMS.
Aug 2019
BCMS has advised Switzerland-based international employment specialist Capital GES on its successful merger with North America-based workforce deployment solutions provider People 2.0, in a move to create a new global market leader in outs
Aug 2019
Wanda Creative Ltd has recently been acquired by German buyer Bohnacker Store Solutions with support and advice from BCMS Kingsbrook.
Jul 2019
Telford based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International has acquired industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Kerstar, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Jul 2019
New SaaS software session one of 20 webinars available free and on-demand
Jul 2019
'Your business, Your future' dining event at Lympstone Manor with Michelin starred chef Michael Caines, hosted by BCMS and partner Rathbones. 
Jun 2019
UK soil analysis consultancy Mambo-Tox has been acquired by Cawood Scientific, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Jun 2019
Engineering and technical services group RSK has acquired Headland Archaeology, the UK's leading privately-owned provider of heritage services to the construction sector, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Jun 2019
BCMS at the Financial Directors Forum, Four Seasons, London, June 2019
Jun 2019
This month’s Business Sale Live! saw guests dining under the wings of Concorde at Aerospace Bristol whilst gaining an insight into the life of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, a truly memorable evening. Business Sale Live! is a one-day conference aimed at business owners who want to learn more about the process of a business sale. 
May 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.
Apr 2019
BCMS has advised the shareholders of government SaaS specialist Firmstep on its sale to Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector.
Mar 2019
"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.
Mar 2019
UK-based cloud solutions provider Cloud Direct has acquired London IT services group EZIS for an undisclosed sum.
Mar 2019
“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.
Mar 2019
Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) has entered the fire protection sector with the acquisition of Sentry Doors Holdings Limited (Sentry Doors), through its Cairngorm Capital II fund, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Feb 2019
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. 
Feb 2019
The John Good Group has has acquired a 50% stake in BCMS client Connaught Air Services, building further on its presence in the air freight market after gaining IATA accreditation in 2016.
Feb 2019
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired global VOD service Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime in a landmark move that further bolsters Cinedigm's extensive OTT content portfolio, while adding an established and well-known property wi
Feb 2019
French group UPERGY has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the capital of UK company Hawk-Woods, which specialises in manufacturing advanced battery systems for the global film and television industry.
Feb 2019
What a stunning venue for an event: the private yacht of the royal family. Impossibly luxurious, yet somehow cosy and homely.
Jan 2019
Davies Group has acquired Glasgow-based property and casualty public sector claims specialist Top Mark Claims Management Limited (trading as TMS), in a deal advised by BCMS.
Jan 2019
UK pet supplements manufacturer Vetark Products ('Vetark') has been acquired by Italian pharmaceuticals group Candioli Srl, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Jan 2019
Leading US multidisciplinary consulting firm J.S. Held has started expanding overseas with the acquisition of UK and Middle East construction consultancy Leach Group in a deal advised by BCMS.
Jan 2019
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.
Jan 2019
After 45 years in plastics innovation and engineering, White Horse Plastics (WHP) co-founder and owner Rod Houghton has agreed a company sale to the existing management buyout team, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Dec 2018
BCMS has been running a variety of events up and down the UK throughout 2018. The two key learnings from this year are clear.
Dec 2018
Central States Trucking (CST) has acquired Dallas-based Southwest Freight Distributors (Southwest) in its latest move to expand its market-leading position. 
Dec 2018
Radius Track has sold its jobsite framing tools and hand-bendable framing product lines to Simpson Strong-Tie, has sold its jobsite framing tools and hand-bendable framing product lines to Simpson Strong-Tie.
Dec 2018
BCMS has advised the shareholders of E2M Technologies on its sale to Nasdaq-listed MTS Systems Corporation. 
Nov 2018
A UK specialist bakery has announced plans to accelerate growth by joining a new baked goods group,  in a deal advised by BCMS.
Nov 2018
BCMS has won Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10 – 50 million) at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
Nov 2018
RSK Group Ltd, leading provider of engineering and environmental consultancy and technical support services, has acquired CAN UK Holdings Limited (CAN), a specialist UK geotechnical and engineering contractor.
Nov 2018
Foresight Group has invested £2.5 million to support the growth of North Wales-based software provider Cimteq Limited.
Oct 2018
Spitfire Creative Technologies has acquired Green Hippo, a developer and manufacturer of award-winning media servers and digital display products with offi
Oct 2018
Retail distribution group Dee Set Logistics has added the UK's biggest seller of new items on eBay to its portfolio, in a deal advised by BCMS. 
Oct 2018
Science party provider Sublime Science Ltd – a high-profile winner of BBC TV's Dragons' Den and the Queen's Award for Enterprise – has been acquired by Hyphen Capital, in a deal advised by BCMS.
Oct 2018
Like most industries, there are lots of meaningless league tables in the world of business sales.
Sep 2018
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.
Aug 2018
You know you should get serious about selling your company, but you just can’t picture yourself not being a business owner.
Aug 2018
New partnership set to broaden available services to UK and Ireland-based clients and strengthen both companies’ global footprint
Aug 2018
Latest market insights on M&A trends in 2018...
Aug 2018
The two leading channel partners of Siemens Industry Software in the UK have joined forces to create the largest sales, consultancy and technical support organisation for Siemens Design, Simulation, Manufacturing and
Jul 2018
BCMS and Fight For Sight at the House of Lords
Jun 2018
Intus Healthcare has been acquired by Baywater Healthcare in a transaction advised by BCMS.
Jun 2018
Former BCMS client Amberon has been named South West England Company of the Year at the South West Dealmakers Awards 2018 organised by Insider Media

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