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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

September 19th
The lower middle market is getting more sophisticated when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, but both investors and owners are still making many of the classic mistakes around assessing and building value. We asked two valuation experts, Scott Hakala…
September 19th
Dr. Allie Taylor is the co-founder of advisory firm Orange Kiwi, which works with lower middle market and middle market advisors and business owners to achieve successful business transitions. Allie has an extensive academic background in business and ps…
September 18th
It used to be business owners sold their companies outright to a strategic acquirer or a financial buyer, or handed them down to family members. Today selling a minority stake in a business to a private equity firm is becoming increasingly prevalent and …
September 13th
Do LPs see better returns when they give full control to private equity GPs? A recent study by researchers from Harvard, MIT and State Street implies that the answer is, on the whole, yes. Josh Lerner (Harvard), Antoinette Schoar (MIT), Jason Mao (State …
September 12th
Michael Sala is a managing director at private equity firm LLR Partners, where he looks for ways to drive value creation across LLR’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining LLR in 2015, Michael was a managing director with iLEVEL, a SaaS company. Wh…
September 11th
Every M&A advisor has encountered sell-side clients with lofty valuation expectations. “And why not? Most have spent a lifetime building their business, so if we think of the selling price as a report card, it’s no wonder they want to mak…
September 6th
Dealmakers are busy, I mean they’re really swamped. Totally underwater. And while we might make jokes about how this somehow always seems to occur in the Hamptons, Cannes, and Nantucket, we know that PE and IB can be a pretty demanding profession. …
September 5th
In 1997, seven frustrated toolmakers banded together to launch Rapid Production Tooling, an injection mold tooling company based in Berthoud, CO. “The company where we all came from had just been sold to a different company and we didn’t like…
September 4th
Let’s say you were doing business with just one or two very large customers. Your business could, quite rightly, be categorized as overly dependent on too few sources of income. The reason is simple: Any move that those two customers made, good or …
August 29th
Savage Services is a multi-billion dollar privately held company with 4,000 employees and a very active acquisition strategy. The company operates in three main sectors: agriculture, energy/chemicals, and environmental services. Sam Orme has been vice pr…

Growth Business News

September 19th
The latest group of Top 50 Rising Stars 2019 shows a diverse mix of young and more mature businesses that have increased their turnover and/or gross profit by at least 20 per cent over the last three years. The annual Rising Stars ranking is the only suc…
September 18th
HSBC has opened its record £12 billion fund to UK SMEs as it invites businesses to use its loan services to grow their business. The fund will be split across specific regions and cities in the UK and will include a ring-fenced £1 billion fun…
September 18th
The post The importance of cyber security for SMEs in the UK appeared first on Growth Business.
September 17th
Venture capital trust Octopus Investments has opened a £120 million fundraising for its flagship Titan fund, which will be used to help early-stage businesses with high growth characteristics grow to an eventual exit or stock market flotation. The …
September 13th
Boutique hotel company Mr & Mrs Smith has reached its million pound crowdfunding target within one day on Crowdcube. The business will use the investment to support the growth of its US villa and hotel business and develop a US membership. …
September 12th
UK mobile hiring app Job Today has raised $16 million in a series B funding round extension from New York-based tech investor 14W which joins existing investors Accel and Mangrove. The company will use the majority of the additional funds to expand …
September 12th
Cornish lifestyle and clothing brand Seasalt has announced a £16 million investment in the company to support future growth and development in the business. The funding will see BGF invest £11.5 million, with Santander Corporate & Co…
September 7th
Mid-cap private equity house Maven Capital Partners has led the £20 million management buyout (MBO) of UAP Limited. The transaction, which includes an equity investment of £8.7 million from Maven and an undisclosed reinvestment from the senio…
September 3rd
Fintech startup Countingup has raised £2.3 million in seed funding led by Forward Partners, with participation from the Richard Reed backed JamJar Investments company as well as VC firm Frontline Ventures. The investment will be used to furthe…
August 30th
UK edtech company Zzish, backed by UK and Chinese funds Leaf Investments and Chengdu Wide Horizon has hit its £300,000 crowdfunding target on Crowdcube. The education company, founded by former Google product manager Charles Wiles, has raised …
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