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Mercer & Hole appointed as joint administrators of Cinram Logistics UK Limited (“Cinram”)

Cinram suffered the loss of a major contract at the end of June and has been reviewing its trading position in light of the reduced revenue. The Corporate Restructuring team (Steve Smith, Chris Laughton & Henry Page) at Mercer & Hole have been working with the directors to prevent the closure of the site at Aylesbury and save the jobs of...

 

Date: 10th August, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


Insolvency Rules 2016 - Interaction with creditors

New Insolvency legislation was introduced on 6 April 2017 with a view to increasing creditor engagement, improve creditor communication and remove administrative burdens for all.  What are the key changes to look out for? The main headline is that Insolvency Practitioners are no longer able to choose to convene meetings of creditors, where...

 

Date: 20th July, 2017
Author: Peter Godfrey-Evans


Gearing up to sell a company

Acquirers can often buy businesses for less than their real value by identifying hidden upsides and eliminating unnecessary costs. Preparing a business for sale can increase the valuation put on it by prospective purchasers as a seller can present their business in its best possible condition. Sellers should start preparing a business for sale...

 

Date: 20th July, 2017
Author: Mike Orton


Recast European Insolvency Regulation

On 26 June 2017, a week after the start of Brexit negotiations, a new piece of European legislation took effect in the UK and throughout the 28 member states (with the exception of Denmark, which had opted out). The recast European Insolvency Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/848) replaces the original European Insolvency Regulation (Regulation (EC)...

 

Date: 20th July, 2017
Author: Chris Laughton


Alternative sources of funding for your business

An established, well run and profitable SME with a clear strategy should be able to obtain funding, however it is widely reported that SME’s are struggling to access the funding they require to finance growth. This may be compounded by the recent General Election and resulting economic and political uncertainty. At £1.8 trillion,...

 

Date: 20th July, 2017
Author: Phil Fenn


Company Voluntary Arrangements: a success story

Our Corporate Advisory Services team applied its cross discipline restructuring, tax and corporate finance expertise to assist a client to restructure its operations in the face of debts in the region of £3m. In addition to creditor pressure, the business faced the threat of losing several service contracts which would not only give rise to...

 

Date: 20th July, 2017
Author: Henry Page


Helping start-ups

According to research undertaken by the Centre For Entrepreneurs (CFE), business formation reached a record high in 2016 with more than 650,000 new businesses having been started in the UK compared to 608,000 in 2015. Furthermore, the UK’s small and medium-sized business community is expected to increase its total economic contribution to...

 

Date: 20th July, 2017
Author: Ross Lane


The Recast European Insolvency Regulation (the “Recast EIR”)

The Recast EIR came into force in the UK, as in all EU member states except Denmark, on 26 June 2017. Its full title is Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on Insolvency Proceedings (recast). Useful Insolvency Service guidance explains that the Recast EIR “deals with cross-border...

 

Date: 26th June, 2017
Author: Chris Laughton


Demerging property businesses and trading activities

Typically, successful companies have often reinvested their surplus net (of tax) profit into property. As the rate of corporation tax has fallen, many companies have found themselves with increasing sums of surplus cash. Directors and shareholders do have to consider how to put the surplus cash to good use and many have therefore chosen investment...

 

Date: 30th May, 2017
Author: Steve Smith


Mercer & Hole’s Henry Page speaks at R3 Course

Mercer & Hole Corporate Advisory Director, Henry Page spoke at a one day course run by R3, The Association of Business Recovery Professionals, on Asset Tracing Fraud and Forensics, on 16 May, in London. The Asset Tracing Fraud and Forensics course was aimed at providing insolvency professionals with legal updates, case studies, tactics and...

 

Date: 17th May, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


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