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Hyde House M&A News

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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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

December 14th
“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.” — Chinese proverb If you think it is a challenge to run a family business, try exiting one. To shed some light on the pitfalls, we sat down with Keith Dee, founder of…
December 13th
Activity within the pet industry has become increasingly interesting to investors as well as entrepreneurs because of the sheer size and growth of the market and the passion that people have for their pets, said Jodi Burrows, a vice president at SDR Vent…
December 12th
Axial’s CEO, Peter Lehrman, recently sat down with Kelly Ford, a Partner at Edison Partners, to talk about Edison’s approach to deal sourcing, how they increasingly use technology to enable and power their deal-sourcing activities, and the in…
December 7th
Middle market business buyers are faced with many considerations when preparing to buy a business. The Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantees bank loans to small businesses that meet the SBA’s criteria. These criteria vary by industry, but …
December 6th
BBVA Compass is one of US’ 50 largest banks and also an Axial member. Axial recently spoke to Jonathan Smith, BBVA Compass’ corporate relationship manager, to learn more about the bank’s competitive edge, business development strategy a…
December 6th
A recent PitchBook report shows that US middle-market deal flow has been robust through the third quarter this year, totaling $233bn across 1652 deals. The fourth quarter activity will continue to be strong with at least $51bn worth of middle-market deal…
December 5th
70 years ago, Mark MacCracken’s father Calvin MacCracken founded CALMAC, a family business and a leading US manufacturer of cool energy-related technologies and thermal energy storage products. Young Mark joined his father in 1976 after receiving a…
November 30th
On November 28th, a who’s who of middle market private equity business development professionals convened in a private room at the University Club in midtown New York. The entire day was dedicated to reviewing and revealing best practices on the ar…
November 29th
Proprietary sourcing has been a staple of deal origination in the Middle Market Private Equity community for decades. For most established firms that have raised multiple funds and been around for years, proprietary sourcing is a proven method that has y…
November 28th
Companies with high employee engagement level tend to have better stock performance, but not every CEO sees the connection. We suspect the disconnect at the CEO level stems from a lack of awareness, belief in the science of behavioral economics and …

Growth Business News

December 1st
Our body language conveys so much about how we really feel about one another and we’re quick to judge world leaders on the way they stand and interact when they appear in public. But what is really going on when they’re pictured together? Ger…
November 22nd
Philip Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer, today laid out his plans for the future of the UK economy in the Autumn Budget 2017. With Brexit, the deficit and public services and welfare all under the microscope, the chancellor offered a “balanced …
November 22nd
Chancellor Phillip Hammond offered a nugget of good news for early-stage investors and growth companies in today’s Autumn Budget announcement, particularly regarding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), a brand new injection of capital, and the …
November 22nd
In a few short hours, Philip Hammond will stand at the steps of Downing Street with the iconic red budget box to deliver the 2017’s budget after his initial full-year period as Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is the second budgetary announcement …
November 9th
The shock results of the referendum led to the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and his replacement by Prime Minister Theresa May. The Brexit saga immediately plunged the GBP to a 31-year low, from an exchange rate of 1.47/48 to the USD to aro…
October 27th
The spooky season has arrived in style this year as horror films and TV shows hit the right spot with audiences. This year’s Stephen King adaptation, IT, is now the highest grossing horror film of all time, trick-or-treaters are out in force and hi…
October 26th
A government report released today has found that up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year. The report concludes that poor mental health costs the UK economy nearly £99 billion each year, as awar…
September 29th
Recognising the achievements of investors, entrepreneurs and advisers across the European digital economy, the winners of the 15th annual Investor Allstars Awards took to the stage to collect their awards at a ceremony at the Westminster Bridge, Park Pla…
September 28th
An estimated 58 million Brits now subscribe to services. That’s around 90 per cent of the British adult population. This according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Zuora, which reveals that nine in 10 Brits choose to subscribe to their favou…
September 15th
The UK’s finance watchdog has reached out to one of Hollywood’s big-name action stars to bring home the message that a countdown is underway for making claims for payment protection insurance (PPI). If people keep dithering and don’t ac…
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