• 6th September 2016

    Business valuations and Brexit implications

    Business valuations are subjective and are carried out on a hypothetical basis of a willing buyer and a willing seller.

  • 23rd January 2020

    Entrepreneurs Relief in the firing line?

    The lead up to every budget in recent times has seemingly been accompanied by speculation and rumours regarding the future of Entrepreneurs Relief. In the run up to the first budget of the 2020s there are more clear signs than ever before that this Relief is firmly in the Government's cross hairs.

  • 8th April 2021

    Forecasting: What Happens Next?

    As we begin to move cautiously (and irreversibly?) out of lockdown, many of us are wondering what is coming next. With the dust beginning to settle, businesses are gazing into their crystal balls to try to make their predictions about the future so they can plan ahead effectively. In doing so, they should consider a financial forecast an essential tool.

  • 12th March 2020

    Budget 2020: the M&A market

    The Budget on Wednesday contained only a surprisingly small number of measures that will directly affect the M&A market. However, one of these changes will be one that will send ripples through parts of the industry, and that is the change to Entrepreneur’s Relief.

  • 17th January 2019

    What are the three main barriers to overcome for a successful MBO?

    Succession is a difficult bridge to cross in the life of a business owner. For businesses which have a management team who are not the owners, a Management Buyout (‘MBO’) can become an attractive avenue for all parties involved.

  • 7th September 2017

    MBOs: Structuring the consideration

    In previous blogs published by the Ensors Corporate Finance team, we had discussed the basics of management buyouts (MBOs), preparatory stages of an MBO and the price of an MBO. In this blog, I will be discussing the next step in an MBO process – structuring the price consideration.

  • 15th March 2017

    Laying the groundwork for an MBO

    Management Buyouts (or MBO’s) are a highly effective way to achieve a controlled sale of a business to a trusted management team. I have written a number of blogs and articles on the basics of MBOs over the years based upon our “real life” experiences advising dozens of sellers and MBO teams.

  • 6th January 2017

    The benefits of an MBO – taking control of your destiny

    Management Buyouts, or MBO’s, are a very popular mechanism for shareholders to achieve a controlled exit from their business. It also provides a great opportunity to reward those employees who have helped grow the business to what it represents today and provide them with a “once in a lifetime” opportunity of taking control of their own destiny.

  • 2nd August 2016

    Intangible assets and their valuation

    Most private companies in the UK report under UK GAAP, mainly due to the reduced reporting criteria in general as compared to IFRS. One key area where UK GAAP and IFRS differ is accounting for business combinations.

  • 21st July 2016

    Starting out – scaling up

    As a firm we have been heavily involved with The Eastern Enterprise Hub, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs & Innovation Martlesham over many years and, as a result, worked closely with a number of start-ups who were pushing big growth plans.