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M&A Into Overdrive

Aug 3, 2015

There is a great article in Saturday’s Times (1 August 2015) written by Deirdre Hipwell, entitled ‘The heat is on as M&A goes into overdrive’.

Apparently, the value of deals completed in July was the second highest July on record and the UK accounted for 4.7% of this, making it the fourth largest deal doing nation. Germany ranked second (China being third) with a 5.3% share, the mighty US M&A machine accounting for 67% of global deal value for that month.

What does that mean for owner managers of small and medium sized businesses ?

Simply this: for those contemplating a sale, market conditions are good and so is the capital tax regime.