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Hyde House M&A News

Assured Information Systems sold to Ennov

Hyde House Business Brokers, based in Milton Keynes, has successfully advised on the multiple million pound sale of Cambridge based Assured Information Systems to Paris based Life Sciences group Ennov .

The value Hyde House can add to your transaction

It is important to understand the overall value that will be returned to you by appointing Hyde House as your experienced and expert advisor and what the fee you will pay upon a successful completion actually represents.

Encore Capital Acquires Technical Software Consultants Ltd.

Encore Capital LLP (“Encore”), the London based investment firm focused on backing entrepreneurial growth businesses, has completed an investment into Technical Software Consultants Limited (“TSC”), a designer and manufacturer of non-destructive testing equipment.

Tax raid to hit business owner’s retirement nest eggs

Business owners planning to wind up their business rather than sell will no longer be able to take advantage of the capital gains tax rate

Great news for business owners seeking an exit

Chancellor George Osborne has doubled the lifetime limit for entrepreneurs’ relief from £5 million to £10 million.

Why are some business transfer agents referred to as using a factory model?

Some firms use a volume based factory model where your business could be one of 1500 or more businesses waiting to be sold

Exit help for business owners

Advice on selling a business, the importance of an exit plan and how a business broker can help you achieve a successful conclusion.

Why is Hyde House so successful?

Despite gloomy market conditions Hyde House continues to make successful business acquisitions.

Breaking News: Entrepreneurs' Relief increased to £10m

Details on the breaking new of extended Entrepreneurs' Relief. Excellent news for business owners planning their exit.

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An introduction to the business broking services of Hyde House

Pay Per Click Acquisition

Broadplace.com a provider of ‘Pay Per Click’ (PPC) marketing services has been acquired by Logicserve.com for an undisclosed consideration.

Agreement reached with the board of Thinc Destini & AXA UK

AXA UK has reached an agreement with the board of Thinc Destini and its two main institutional shareholders to buy the business.

3i InfoTech acquires AFL for £6.3m

Infotech, a global provider of IT solutions, today announces that it has acquired Accounting Frameworks Limited (AFL), a leading independent provider of accounting, portfolio management and front office systems to the private equity sector.

Another addition to the Logic Serve Stable

Hyde House, the retained corporate advisor to Logic Serve, is pleased to announce the acquisition of CK Net.

Capita has bought Synaptic Systems

Capita has bought Synaptic Systems, advised by Hyde House

Adding value to transactions

It is important to understand the overall value that will be returned to you by appointing an expert advisor and what the fee you will pay upon a successful completion actually represents.

UK’s Growth is Looking Good!

Hopes at The British Chambers Commerce have been raised for three years of growth. According to forecasts from the industry body, the UK will grow 0.9% in 2013, 1.9% in 2014 and should hit 2.9% in 2015. This has gone up as initially the growth forecasts were 0.6% for 2013, 1.7% for 2014 and 2.2% for 2015.

Clients demand that small firms invest

Small manufacturers plan to spend £20.2billion to replace outdated machinery by hiring more staff over the coming year. This should help assist with unrealistic demands that customers push onto these firms.

HS2 Project struggling for Funds

The high-speed rail project is suffering in gaining its funding. Whitehalls spending watchdog has estimated is shortfall at £3.3billion.

A National Insurance Breather from The Queen

The Queens Speech outlined some new changes which will benefits businesses, In a new bill that has been passed, National Insurance Contributions for all companies, will be waived for the first £2000.

Small Businesses Take Heed - Online Crime Boom!

The Government is warning small and medium businesses to invest more money into the security of their computer systems.

Banks Reject Weak Lending to Small Businesses

On Friday ministers were told about the low amount of loaning to medium and small businesses, as banks’ feel that there are weak demand and low value of applications.

Finally a bit of help from the Banks for the Small Businesses!

The Government are lending out £300m to give small companies a bit of a well needed boost.


It is official, The Financial Services Authority is no more as it has not been able to put an end to the financial crisis.

Dell Bares all for Potential Buyout

Michael Dell the Founder of Dell (The US Computer manufacturing firm) is proposing a buyout of the organisation.

HP buyout of Autonomy under investigation by UK Serious Fraud Office

American giant Hewlett Packard (HP) has filed a report stating that the UK’s SFO (Serious Fraud Office) has launched an investigation into their buyout of UK company Autonomy.

Jobs created to keep up PPI flow

It is thought that at least 20,000 jobs have been created to help deal with the increase in claims over mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), Manpower employment group have stated.

Axial Forum News

June 22nd
Every business owner is battered by letters asking about the sale of their business. You learn to ignore them or simply not put too much stock in them. But the phone call is different – the call from the big guys in the industry. They tell you they…
June 21st
Deals come, and deals go. Right now, M&A deal volume is at its lowest level since Q2 2015, with 549 deals closed in Q1 2017, according to business advisory firm BDO LLP. Still, BDO reports that investors remain bullish on the overall M&A market a…
June 20th
As an associate with San Francisco-based private equity firm Alpine Investors, Jake Brodsky is on the front lines of the dealmaking process — networking with bankers and brokers, reviewing countless teasers, and representing the firm’s intere…
June 15th
Implementing or improving reporting processes, introducing new accounting systems, helping with recruiting and hiring, restructuring management — all these are common value-adds of an experienced private equity firm. The operating expertise of a ha…
June 14th
Selling a business can be a difficult decision for entrepreneurs to make, both on an emotional and financial level. There are a number of factors that come into play when determining an appropriate asking price, including competitive advantages, growth o…
June 13th
Competition is brewing in the middle market — and a lot of it has to do with the growing diversity of buyer types. “There is more capital, from a wider variety of sources, that is looking to be deployed than ever before,” says Nancy Ham…
June 8th
To think of Carl Gould as simply a “business coach” would be an understatement. He has written 7 books, given countless speeches to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Vistage, YPO, various industry associations and helped operationalize a…
June 7th
Small businesses have long been the heart and soul of the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 61% of the over 7.5 million U.S. business establishments had fewer than 10 employees in 2014. Once upon a time, many individuals dreamed of start…
June 6th
  Capital raises can shape the future of your business. If not researched and prepared for properly, capital raises can be an incredibly confusing and time-intensive process. One of the biggest decisions that must be made early in this process is wh…
May 31st
Businesses today are inundated with data from a wide range of sources: accounting, manufacturing, websites, CRM, etc. The larger the company, the more data. Too often management can be so overwhelmed with data and analytics that it begins to lose its val…

Growth Business News

June 14th
Whether the old boys in the industry are prepared for it or not, change is swiftly underway across financial institutions in Europe. The business case for diversity is clear, and in the UK, the impetus for boosting gender parity in financial service…
June 9th
Following news of a hung parliament, continued uncertainty from a political and business perspective seems inevitable. But one understated coup for the snap election is that the public have cast their votes for diversity in these volatile times. More you…
May 31st
The world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook. This year, the US is pushed out of the top three, while the UK lags behind at number 19. Hong Kong tops the list of…
May 11th
With the average small businesses employing just over four employees, a new study projects that over 1.4 million jobs may be at risk as an extrapolated 363,000 small businesses plan to stop trading in the next five years. This according to…
May 5th
A new study by Oxford Open Learning Trust looked into the career paths of 2,000 adults in the UK and found that nearly one in five women feel they chose their vocation too young. Oxford Open Learning Trust alongside launching the career change advic…
May 4th
Every report and study into the barriers for gender diversity in corporate Britain takes us one step closer to unearthing the issues that lie at its core. In a single breath, industry commentators laud London for retaining the mantle as the world’s…
April 24th
2017 has already been marked by a lot of change in the UK, especially now Brexit negotiations are firmly underway. As such, it is extremely positive to see that the UK job market has continued to go from strength to strength, according to new d…
April 21st
Today marks the first working day without coal in the UK since the industrial revolution, according to National Grid, which could herald a catalyst in bringing renewables into the mainstream. The amount of coal used in the UK has been declining sinc…
April 13th
Looking at gender statistics, it appears that women are excluded from the investment world, both in terms of personal financial investments, and professionally as institutional investors. The figures suggest women are still not fit for finance, but …
March 23rd
With the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and open architecture framework set to come into force next year, regulation may well tip the scales between banks and fintechs for customer loyalty, according to a study by Temenos, the softwa…
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