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Insights
August 2015
  The Festival Of Code is a week-long, UK-wide celebration of the next generation of ‘aspiring tech superstars’ – and maybe the generation beyond that, too. It’s a free national ‘hackathon’ for developers aged five (yes, five!) to 18...
Insights
July 2015
  It might look like a spelling mistake, but ‘acquihire’ is one of those neat, clever words that sums up an interesting phenomenon.   Essentially, it means the act of buying up a company purely for the skills and expertise of staff, rather than its...
News
July 2015
Great to see SMEs setting the pace in the consumer packaging world. The sale of a 55% stake in Pretoria’s Flexible Packaging Converters to Packages Ltd of Pakistan brings together two businesses both keen on serving emerging markets – where illiteracy levels and...
News
July 2015
We are delighted to announce the sale of premium fabrics supplier Fox Linton Ltd to international textile distributor Jim Thompson.   Our client, Fox Linton, is based at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and has a prestigious client base for its interior design fabrics,...
Insights
July 2015
  Are you one of them?   Does your day disappear in administration? An astonishing piece of research from the British Insurance Brokers Association suggests that SME business leaders are performing numerous ‘back office’ tasks that lie well outside...
News
July 2015
A leading electrical services company has sold to its management in a Management Buy-Out (MBO) valued at in excess of £1.5m in a transaction advised by BCMS. Details of this transaction have not been disclosed.   Our client’s business is a highly...
News
July 2015
BCMS’ Haslingden, Lancashire-based deal team has successfully advised a leading packaging group on its divestment of a subsidiary business. Details of the transaction have not been made public.   This deal is one of a series of transactions advised by our...
News
July 2015
As one of the few high-growth sectors of the global food chain, acquirers are proving particularly hungry for food equipment SMEs this year. The latest is Amsterdam-based ABAR Automation, which makes robotic handling machines for picking and packing on production lines from...
News
July 2015
Great news for BCMS and its SME clients across the world, as the volume of M&A activity continues to rise. According to data disclosed to the highly respected Bureau van Dijk database, BCMS is the world’s top deal-maker by deals completed in the first six months of...
News
July 2015
Today’s Summer Budget address contained good news for SME business owners. The announced measures will help to reassure those consdiering a company sale, or involved in the current surge in deal making, which has seen H1 2015 record a significant increase in year-on-...