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Opportunistic Acquisition

AFTER THE THRILL OF THE CHASE, THE HARD WORK BEGINS… It is often the case that there is a lull immediately after any corporate deal, whether it...

Paul Yacoubian Paul Yacoubian

Gatling Gun

I marvel at the energy expended by many business owners, executives and professionals. So often they are in a rush; from one meeting to another, always under...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

They Work Among Us

Extract from “Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre describing one of his favourite psychological papers: “Unskilled and Unaware of It:  How Difficulties in Recognising One’s Own Incompetence Lead...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Finance for Owner Managed Businesses

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Owner Managed Businesses, small companies – call them whatever you wish – but there is no doubt they have been disproportionately affected...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

A Refinancing Conundrum

Back in 2007, one client in the social housing sector had the misfortune to have had Northern Rock as its main finance provider. When Northern Rock hit...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Property Refinancing

I recently worked with a client on the refinancing of their property portfolio. The portfolio encompassed both specially adapted and general residential accommodation, with a total of...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

Mactaggart & Mickel Modernisation

Your family company has been around for nearly a hundred years. It’s in its fourth generation. There are shareholders spread around the world – some are involved...

Bill Finlay Bill Finlay

£35 Million Saved

We are fortunate that, over time, we have developed excellent relationships with the Private Equity and Venture Capital community, and we are frequently asked to perform diligence...

Bill Finlay Bill Finlay

Growing Through Acquisition

In January I completed a small bolt-on acquisition for a client, one which will add 15% – 20% to the ongoing turnover of their business. The vendors...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond
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