Managing the balance between mitigating risk and preserving relationships in owner-managed acquisitions
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
3d ago
Buying an owner-managed business can give rise to particular challenges; however, with careful planning, these can be addressed so as to respect the legacy of the management sellers while protecting the buyer’s interests. In our Spring editionofUK Private Company Director, Leon Ferera and Mathis Bredimus from the law firm Jones Day explain how parties can manage the delicate balance between mitigating risk and preserving the relationship between the purchaser and any management sellers who are to be retained in the business after closing ..read more
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Passing on the business gene
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
3d ago
When you run a family business, planning your legacy will be a recurring theme along the entrepreneurial journey. Andrew Dixon, Head of Wealth Planning at SG Kleinwort Hambros, outlines in our Spring edition of UK Private Company Director how to prepare the next generation for leadership, address the process of ceding control of the family business, and understand the tax implications of transferring your assets ..read more
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Camaraderie and collaboration blossom at Tokyo's Globalscope Conference
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
1w ago
This spring, under a canopy of cherry blossoms, Tokyo set a picturesque stage for the Globalscope conference. Attended by Jim Keeling, our Chairman and CEO, the event became a vibrant hub for our 55 member firms from around the globe, fostering new connections and strengthening existing ones ..read more
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UK M&A outlook brightens as interest rate cuts and election anticipation fuel optimism
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
2w ago
In the Spring edition of UK Private Company Director, the quarterly newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family, and private equity-backed businesses, Jim Keeling highlights growing optimism in the UK private M&A sector, despite a lacklustre start in 2024 ..read more
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Harry Knight discusses the UK government’s plans for reforming EOT rules with Corporate Financier
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
3w ago
In the April edition of Corporate Financier, Harry Knight, our Director of Corporate Finance, discussed the UK government's plans for reforming the rules governing Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). There is widespread recognition within the sector of the need for some changes. However, concerns have been voiced about the potential for these changes to curtail the recent strong growth of EOTs through overzealous regulation. Knight emphasised the need to remain true to the core principles of EOTs, stating, 'Successive governments have supported the concept of EOTs so we have to hope we get twea ..read more
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Globalscope Partners closes 178 deals valued at $8.57 billion in 2023; anticipates strong growth in 2024
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
3w ago
In 2023, Globalscope Partners, our global network of corporate finance advisors, successfully closed 178 deals worth $8.57 billion. Despite a 14% decrease in deal volume compared to 2022—reflecting broader market trends—President Martijn Peters remains optimistic. He cites a robust pipeline that positions the network for strong performance in 2024. The transactions spanned six sectors, with Industrials leading at 50 deals. With continued global expansion, early activities in 2024 suggest that Globalscope is on track for a record-breaking year ..read more
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Sam Barclay joins the Corbett Keeling Team
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
3w ago
We’re delighted to welcome Sam Barclay as Assistant Director. Sam plays a pivotal role in the execution of transactions, ensuring each deal progresses smoothly and surpasses our clients' expectations. As a qualified accountant, he is adept at managing complex transactions simultaneously. We are thrilled to have Sam join our team, confident that his expertise and energy will greatly enhance our capabilities ..read more
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Surprise is a seller’s worst enemy
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
3M ago
If you’re thinking of selling your business, you want to avoid any unexpected pitfalls. Daniel Wood of wealth manager 7IM explains in our January edition of UK Private Company Director why a meticulously planned and crafted exit strategy should live alongside any other high-priority strategies you might have for your business ..read more
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2024 M&A market poised for a strong year
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by Corbett Keeling
3M ago
Jim Keeling explains why there are positive signs for stronger activity in buying and selling UK companies in 2024 in the January edition of UK Private Company Director ..read more
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Sharon Cahill joins the Corbett Keeling Team
Corbett Keeling | Corporate Finance Blog
by Corbett Keeling
4M ago
We’re delighted to welcome Sharon Cahill as our new Director of Marketing. With over 25 years in marketing, advertising, and professional services, Sharon specialises in B2B marketing and has extensive experience working with founder-led businesses. Sharon embodies our broader thinking and higher values, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board ..read more
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