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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

Financing cross-border trade after Brexit

The devaluation of sterling since the result of the Brexit referendum has had a significant impact on all businesses trading with overseas customers and suppliers or with financial interests outside of the UK. Importers and exporters of goods and services will be well experienced in using financial derivative products and trade finance solutions...


Date: 2nd May, 2017
Author: Steve Smith

Henry Page featured in Recovery magazine

Corporate Advisory Director, Henry Page, featured in the Winter edition of Recovery magazine alongside Rachael Ellis, RPC.  The article covers the likelihood that FinTech will disrupt the financial sector and how insolvency practioners will need to adapt to new practices. The article includes discussion of regulation and FinTech, a rough...


Date: 13th January, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

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