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Wed, 05 Jan 2011: According to professional services firm Deloitte LLP, the number of UK businesses falling into administration fell by 35 per cent in 2010 from 2009 le...
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Tue, 21 Dec 2010: Private equity has accounted for 75 per cent of all merger and acquisition activity in the UK between January and September 2010....
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Mon, 20 Dec 2010: The Forum of Private Business has suggested that the number of businesses for sale looks likely to increase over the coming months, opening up opportunities for ready and able buyers with cash to hand....
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Thu, 16 Dec 2010: Recent research has indicated that the number of bars and pubs entering administration has jumped by 31 per cent in the past 12 months....
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010: Reduced levels of bank lending to small and medium businesses in the UK over the past year have been contributed to by high borrowing costs....
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Mon, 06 Dec 2010: According to a new survey carried out by the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF) and accountants BDO, manufacturers across the country are enjoying a trading ...
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Fri, 03 Dec 2010: The commercial property market in London is likely to suffer the impact of business failures, which could lead to empty offices and buildings in the capital city....
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Mon, 08 Nov 2010: According to a new global survey from property adviser Colliers International, the majority of property investors are planning to make commercial prop...
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Fri, 05 Nov 2010: As economic conditions continue to improve and companies create job openings, demand for prime office space in London will increase ever further. Ther...
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Tue, 02 Nov 2010: The prime London commercial property market has remained a strong drawcard for foreign investors enticed by its economic stability. Despite recent mar...
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Thu, 28 Oct 2010: A £3 million loan has been awarded to two businessmen to assist with their purchase of one of Belfast city centre's most important ...
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Wed, 27 Oct 2010: According to the new IPD/Society of Chartered Surveyors index, those who have invested in Irish commercial property have achieved far better returns that those investing in shares....
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Fri, 15 Oct 2010: The most recent Red Flag Alert report from insolvency group Begbies Traynor has shown that there are more than 100,000 British companies currently experiencing financial distress....
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Thu, 14 Oct 2010: UK banks have suggested to the Treasury that a £1.5 billion fund be created to invest in small busine...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010: UK commercial property investors are flocking back to Britain in light of a downturn in global markets, making them realise that there is no place like home....
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Tue, 12 Oct 2010: According to CB Richard Ellis’ latest UK Monthly Index, the commercial property market in the UK is flying in the face of slowdown expectati...
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010: During the first half of 2010 almost one in ten (9.4%) of UK mergers and acquisitions involved distressed businesses. Of the 1,491 deals completed in the UK, 141 involved companies acquired out of administration or other formal insolvency procedure, according to research by Experian Corpfin on behalf of insolvency trade body R3. The total value of all distressed deals in the first six months of the year amounted to close to £519m (£...
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Wed, 07 Jul 2010: Acquisitions of British companies by US businesses is skyrocketing of late, mainly due to the weak pound....
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010: Opex Group has secured a £2m investment from Octopus Capital for Enterprise to fund the expansion of its Newport-based events support business....
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Tue, 22 Jun 2010: The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced today that Entrepreneurs' Relief will be increased to £5m. This is welcome news for anyone who is looking to sell their business, especially if it is valued in the £...
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