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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

Mercer & Hole preserve over 200 jobs in the run up to Christmas

Mercer & Hole secured creditors’ agreement to a Company Voluntary Arrangement (“CVA”) preserving over 200 jobs in the run up Christmas. The facilities management business, which had suffered cashflow constraints as a result of successive public sector cuts, was granted a life line after the successful formulation and...


Date: 22nd December, 2016
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Buying a Business - Due diligence and identifying potential risks and exposures

Business acquisitions typically require the purchaser to undertake a significant amount of due diligence. This invariably includes a thorough review of historic and current financial statements and testing of the future projections and underlying assumptions to check they are reasonable and believable. It is also critical to understand what...


Date: 28th November, 2016
Author: Caroline Stark

Private company valuation

There are a number of situations which may require a company to be valued, for example when it is being bought or sold; or seeking investment; in a divorce settlement; or for tax purposes, such as the implementation of an employee incentive scheme. In the absence of a stock market quoting the price of the shares, the valuation of a private...


Date: 28th November, 2016
Author: Ross Lane

Tax consideration for the purchase and sale of companies

When you are buying or selling a company there are plenty of tax opportunities and potential tax pitfalls to consider. Cathy Corns and David Hadley of Mercer & Hole’s Corporate and Business Tax team are authors of the chapters covering these subjects in Tolley’s Tax Planning 2016-17. Below they summarise just a few of the key...


Date: 28th November, 2016
Author: David Hadley

Corporate Advisory Services & Brexit

How will Brexit affect the business transactions we work on? Working with stakeholders to deliver transaction, financing and restructuring services, we encounter a huge range of businesses. Each is unique and our approach is tailored, but the economic impact of Brexit and the legal consequences of this highly political issue have similar high...


Date: 28th November, 2016
Author: Chris Laughton

Overcoming boardroom opposition to prevent administration

Despite boardroom opposition, a resolution to commence administration, and a rejection of his prior offers for funding, a director and minority shareholder sought advice from Mercer & Hole’s Corporate Advisory team to prevent an administration order being made over a 30 year old manufacturing business which he was trying to rescue. The...


Date: 28th November, 2016
Author: Henry Page

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