For businesses struggling with debt caused by the pandemic and lockdowns, and those that performed well, investment is crucial as they face pressure from shareholders and lenders. Amy Carr of Burges Salmon asks if 2021 will be the year of recapitalisations.
The enforced closure of business operations during lockdown has seen liquidity dry up, leaving countless companies needing external financing. Vicky Meek looks at how businesses should manage that most valuable of all commodities – cash.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has many tentacles, and plans for a new investment vehicle to target post-pandemic opportunities. David Prosser looks at a portfolio that has had a mixed crisis, exploring airlines Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia among other things
Ian Barton, managing director of Quantuma, explains the £18m MBO of facilities management business Pareto FM
Jackie Bowie, co-head of Europe, and head of global real estate at Chatham Financial, says the biggest unknowns for 2021 are the known unknowns.
With HMRC’s preferential status in an insolvency – known as crown preference – now restored, Brian Bollen asks corporate finance experts for their view on how this will affect lending and M&A, as well as detailing what’s changing and the implications of such changes.
EY’s latest Capital Confidence Barometer was carried out as COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, and countries around the world went into lockdown. Here, two of the firm’s experts – Steve Krouskos and Steve Ivermee – explain how the ensuing crisis is likely to affect transactions
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the business world to navigate uncharted and stormy seas. Giles Distin and Richard Small of Addleshaw Goddard outline some of the big business considerations
Alternative investors with a long-term view can beat private equity firms at their own game when it comes to management incentives. PwC’s Tim Sydor, Lisa Wootton and Emma King explain how internal markets for shares work
Lonely, locked-down homeworkers want pets, and pets want treats. Amid a surge in demand for furry friends during the pandemic, Rutland Partners sold care product company Armitage back into a hot pet market. Jason Sinclair reports.
The economic impact of COVID-19 continues to batter many businesses in the UK and across the world. Getting to grips with the risks and addressing them to build up resilience are the foundations for any growth plan and subsequent M&A. Jason Sinclair investigates the new picture of risk, Brexit and dealmakers’ concerns, among other things.
Aardman, creator of Wallace & Gromit, is one of the latest businesses to go for the increasingly popular employee-ownership option. Marc Mullen asks if it's a long-term trend of just flavour of the month.
Buy-out opportunities can be complex. But working closely with the vendor can make a deal happen, says Rutland Partners’ Tristan Craddock
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