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Hyde House M&A News

Opus acquires Hyde House and grows its Corporate Finance team

Assured Information Systems sold to Ennov

Hyde House Business Brokers, based in Milton Keynes, has successfully advised on the multiple million pound sale of Cambridge based Assured Information Systems to Paris based Life Sciences group Ennov .

The value Hyde House can add to your transaction

It is important to understand the overall value that will be returned to you by appointing Hyde House as your experienced and expert advisor and what the fee you will pay upon a successful completion actually represents.

Encore Capital Acquires Technical Software Consultants Ltd.

Encore Capital LLP (“Encore”), the London based investment firm focused on backing entrepreneurial growth businesses, has completed an investment into Technical Software Consultants Limited (“TSC”), a designer and manufacturer of non-destructive testing equipment.

Tax raid to hit business owner’s retirement nest eggs

Business owners planning to wind up their business rather than sell will no longer be able to take advantage of the capital gains tax rate

Great news for business owners seeking an exit

Chancellor George Osborne has doubled the lifetime limit for entrepreneurs’ relief from £5 million to £10 million.

Why are some business transfer agents referred to as using a factory model?

Some firms use a volume based factory model where your business could be one of 1500 or more businesses waiting to be sold

Exit help for business owners

Advice on selling a business, the importance of an exit plan and how a business broker can help you achieve a successful conclusion.

Why is Hyde House so successful?

Despite gloomy market conditions Hyde House continues to make successful business acquisitions.

Breaking News: Entrepreneurs' Relief increased to £10m

Details on the breaking new of extended Entrepreneurs' Relief. Excellent news for business owners planning their exit.

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An introduction to the business broking services of Hyde House

Pay Per Click Acquisition

Broadplace.com a provider of ‘Pay Per Click’ (PPC) marketing services has been acquired by Logicserve.com for an undisclosed consideration.

Agreement reached with the board of Thinc Destini & AXA UK

AXA UK has reached an agreement with the board of Thinc Destini and its two main institutional shareholders to buy the business.

3i InfoTech acquires AFL for £6.3m

Infotech, a global provider of IT solutions, today announces that it has acquired Accounting Frameworks Limited (AFL), a leading independent provider of accounting, portfolio management and front office systems to the private equity sector.

Another addition to the Logic Serve Stable

Hyde House, the retained corporate advisor to Logic Serve, is pleased to announce the acquisition of CK Net.

Capita has bought Synaptic Systems

Capita has bought Synaptic Systems, advised by Hyde House

Adding value to transactions

It is important to understand the overall value that will be returned to you by appointing an expert advisor and what the fee you will pay upon a successful completion actually represents.

UK’s Growth is Looking Good!

Hopes at The British Chambers Commerce have been raised for three years of growth. According to forecasts from the industry body, the UK will grow 0.9% in 2013, 1.9% in 2014 and should hit 2.9% in 2015. This has gone up as initially the growth forecasts were 0.6% for 2013, 1.7% for 2014 and 2.2% for 2015.

Clients demand that small firms invest

Small manufacturers plan to spend £20.2billion to replace outdated machinery by hiring more staff over the coming year. This should help assist with unrealistic demands that customers push onto these firms.

HS2 Project struggling for Funds

The high-speed rail project is suffering in gaining its funding. Whitehalls spending watchdog has estimated is shortfall at £3.3billion.

A National Insurance Breather from The Queen

The Queens Speech outlined some new changes which will benefits businesses, In a new bill that has been passed, National Insurance Contributions for all companies, will be waived for the first £2000.

Small Businesses Take Heed - Online Crime Boom!

The Government is warning small and medium businesses to invest more money into the security of their computer systems.

Banks Reject Weak Lending to Small Businesses

On Friday ministers were told about the low amount of loaning to medium and small businesses, as banks’ feel that there are weak demand and low value of applications.

Finally a bit of help from the Banks for the Small Businesses!

The Government are lending out £300m to give small companies a bit of a well needed boost.


It is official, The Financial Services Authority is no more as it has not been able to put an end to the financial crisis.

Dell Bares all for Potential Buyout

Michael Dell the Founder of Dell (The US Computer manufacturing firm) is proposing a buyout of the organisation.

HP buyout of Autonomy under investigation by UK Serious Fraud Office

American giant Hewlett Packard (HP) has filed a report stating that the UK’s SFO (Serious Fraud Office) has launched an investigation into their buyout of UK company Autonomy.

Jobs created to keep up PPI flow

It is thought that at least 20,000 jobs have been created to help deal with the increase in claims over mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), Manpower employment group have stated.

Axial Forum News

June 21st
The M&A environment continues to be as competitive as ever. Looking for relief from high valuations and hotly contested auction processes, many private equity firms and strategic acquirers are moving down market. It’s no secret that companies p…
June 20th
A robust economy and record amounts of dry powder are contributing to an active and extremely competitive M&A market. This landscape is empowering sellers to insist not only on higher pricing multiples, but also less risk. To compete, many buyers are…
June 19th
Des O’Mahony, CEO and co-founder of hotel booking company Bookassist, was finishing a PhD. in physics in the mid-90s when he and a fellow doctoral student, Robert Whittle, decided to start up a series of city guides on the internet, akin to Lonely …
June 18th
Nearly one full year since overhauling the Axial platform, the product and engineering teams at Axial remain focused on crafting an experience that’s increasingly intuitive, efficient, and effective at helping our members get deals done. One of our…
June 14th
For business owners considering an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 may be a boon. Because many provisions will favorably impact new ESOP formation and existing ESOPs, we expect to see more new ESOPs and m…
June 12th
This is the last part of the 3-part op-ed series on the self-deceptions of our industry (i.e. lower middle market M&A and investing). Part 1 focused on private equity, part 2 on investment bankers, and today I turn the spotlight on CEOs. It’s n…
June 12th
The education sector often lags behind the business sector when it comes to adopting new things. That certainly holds true with technology. Education is just beginning to truly integrate technology — leading to a significant growth in M&A activ…
June 7th
If you’re selling a private company, there will almost inevitably come a time in the deal process when the potential buyer demands an exclusivity phase. “Virtually every deal goes into a no-shop phase,” says Michael Shaw, the chairman o…
June 6th
In part 2 of this 3-part series, we debunk some outdated concepts held by the investment banking world, specifically M&A bankers. Part one was on private equity, and next week’s final installment will be on CEOs. Banker Self-Deception #1: &ldqu…
June 5th
In today’s competitive M&A market all private equity firms are looking for ways to get a leg up on the competition. Bertram Capital is no exception. The San Mateo, California-based private equity firm targets investments in the lower middle mar…

Growth Business News

June 21st
New research reveals that the majority of chief financial officers (CFO’s) are expecting modest or substantial growth in their home country this year. The Global Business and Spending Outlook report, from American Express and Institutional Investor…
June 20th
AI tutor platform Matr has raised £4.75 million in Series A investment round led by the UCL Technology Fund and Downing Ventures, with follow-on investment from Ananda and Nesta, and Sherry Coutu joining as an angel investor. The company, which is …
June 18th
Polish custom packaging company Packhelp has raised €2m in seed financing from Speedinvest x, PROFounders, Market One Capital and VentureFriends. The company plans to use the money to strengthen its position in its key marke…
June 15th
CRM and sales tool Pipedrive has raised $50 million in Series C round led by Insight Venture Partners, Bessemer, Rembrandt and Atomico. Pipedrive plans to use the money, which brings its total VC funding to $80 million, to further expand its research and…
June 11th
Flexible workspace company The Instant Group has been backed by a management buyout by mid-market private equity firm Bowmark. Founded in 1999, Instant provides alternative methods of office procurement and management to the likes of Amazon and Sky …
May 31st
The MSB: Business Insight Conference, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) event dedicated to medium-sized businesses, returns to central London on Tuesday 26th June, so make sure you come along. Click here to book your tickets. For the fifth year…
May 31st
Private equity firms Equistone and Inflexion have sold power generation firm UK Power Reserve to Singapore-based energy group Sembcorp for £216 million. Since UK Power Reserve, a Solihull-based company, received joint investment from the priva…
May 30th
Click here for the winners of the 2017 Women in Finance Awards. Every report and study into the barriers for gender diversity in corporate Britain takes us one step closer to unearthing the issues that lie at its core. In a single breath, industry commen…
May 30th
62 per cent of scale-up business in professional services are indifferent or positive that Brexit will benefit their business. A quarter (26 per cent) of scale-up businesses in the professional services sector believe that the government’…
May 29th
Less than 10 per cent of venture capital funding went to female-founded companies in the UK in 2017, according to data from PitchBook. The research, which defines a female-founded company as having at least one female founder, found that Switzerland was …
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