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News
May 2015
Official figures published today by the Office for National Statistics have indicated that the UK economy has fallen into deflation for the first time since 1960 – and that means good news for business owners seeking to sell.    In reaction to the news...
Insights
May 2015
Earlier this week it was reported that farmer Robert Worsley had turned down an offer of £275m from a developer seeking to buy his 550 acre farm in rural Sussex. If you were to ask Robert why he turned down the offer, you might expect to hear something like ‘it wasn...
News
May 2015
This week, Picasso’s Women of Algiers sold for a record $179.3m at Christie's in New York. In the same sale, Alberto Giacometti's Pointing Man became the world’s most expensive sculpture, at $141.3m. The news generated some interesting commentary from art...
News
May 2015
BCMS is pleased to announce that it has managed the sale of SportFocus Ltd, a leading software developer, to Shuttleworth Business Group Ltd, an acquisitive software developer operating in a number of different vertical markets with annual revenues in excess of £5m...
News
May 2015
BCMS announced seven transactions in April, following one of the strongest first quarters in the company’s history. In delivering April’s success, BCMS deal teams negotiated transactions with a range of acquirers, including large plcs, buy-and-build equity...
News
May 2015
A recent report which suggests that M&A activity is declining ahead of the UK’s General Election, has been challenged by international M&A advisor BCMS, which specialises in the sale of privately owned businesses / SMEs.   According to research...
Insights
May 2015
Lots of people dream of starting and running their own business, but the statistics are pretty heart-breaking. According to research from Bloomberg, 80% of new start-ups fail within their first 18 months, undermined by a number of key weaknesses, including lack of a clear...
News
April 2015
North Carolina, USA; Cary Oil Co. Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the wholesale distribution rights of DeKalb Petroleum 1 LLC, in a transaction managed by international M&A advisor BCMS. The transaction is expected to close in May and the terms of...
News
April 2015
BCMS is delighted to announce that the recent management buy-in of Cooper Callas Ltd has been nominated as Deal of the Year (sub-£25m) in the forthcoming Thames Valley deal awards. Judged by a panel of experienced industry peers, the award will be presented on April 23...
News
April 2015
BCMS’ director of international development, Mike Sweeting, will be delivering an informative seminar at this year’s Acountex exhibition, the leading annual exhibition for the accountancy sector, taking place on May 13 and 14 at London’s ExCeL.  ...