Considering an exit? What type of buyer are you hoping to attract?

There are four exit options (type of buyer) Selling a business is one of the most challenging situations that you as an entrepreneur will face.  There are many questions to answer, decisions to make and steps to take before you can finally sign on the dotted line.  One of the big questions, sometimes answered too late in the sale process is what “type of buyer am I hoping to attract?” There … Continue reading

Important Questions to ask Before Making an Acquisition

You are considering buying a company but is it really the right move for your business?  Before embarking on an acquisition, there are a series of questions we ask our clients before they ‘deep dive’ into the process. Why buy this company and why buy it now? Is there a market/opportunity that makes this acquisition essential? Is this a compelling target? What is their uniqueness? Have you looked at other products/providers? … Continue reading

How to value your technology business

When we first start the process of preparing a client’s business for sale, the first question is usually “How much is my business worth?” followed quickly by “How can I increase its value?” The difficulty, in answering these questions, is that valuing a business is to a degree, more an art than a science and the answer is actually, ”it depends”. Ultimately, and it may sound cliché, but a business … Continue reading

DEAL ALERT Isosceles advised Ridgeway Biologicals on successful sale to IDT Biologika  

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT Isosceles Finance is delighted to announce that their client, Ridgeway Biologicals (a leading supplier of autogenous vaccines for production animals and aquaculture) has been acquired by (https://idt-biologika.com/) IDT Biologika.  The transaction completed on 1st January, 2017.  Isosceles acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to the management team and shareholders of Ridgeway Biologicals. Isosceles’ blend of corporate finance and accounting skills proved invaluable “We are excited by the opportunity … Continue reading

DEAL ALERT Isosceles advises insightsoftware.com, Inc. on acquisition

DEAL ALERT Isosceles Finance is pleased to announce their client, insightsoftware.com, Inc. (provider of Hubble solutions) has acquired Antivia, a business intelligence (BI) software company and developer of the fast dashboard and information application creation solution, DecisionPointTM. Isosceles acted as exclusive finance and HR adviser to insightsoftware.com, Inc. What did insightsoftware.com, Inc. and Antivia say about the deal? This acquisition will expand insightsoftware.com’s market reach beyond the Oracle and JD Edwards Enterprise … Continue reading

DEAL ALERT Isosceles advises BackOffice Associates on acquisition

DEAL ALERT Isosceles Finance is pleased to announce their client, BackOffice Associates (a worldwide leader of information governance and data modernisation solutions), has acquired Comprise IT, a U.K. consulting firm specialising in helping enterprises adopt SAP’s Business Suite 4 SAP HANA.  Isosceles acted as exclusive finance advisor to BackOffice Associates.  The transaction closed on 20th April, 2016. BackOffice Associates’ acquisition of CompriseIT is the latest initiative in strengthening the information … Continue reading

Selling a business? Cash, Earn Out, Loan Notes or Shares?

So, you’ve made what is probably the most difficult decision a business owner has to make – to exit the business.  Now what?  There is honestly no substitute for early, pragmatic, professional advice but before taking that step it is worth understanding and considering all the variables: How will the sale consideration be received – cash, earn out, loan notes or shares? Is the sale going to be of the … Continue reading

Selling a business? Entrepreneurs’ Relief

So, you’ve made what is probably the most difficult decision a business owner has to make – to exit the business.  Now what?  There is honestly no substitute for early, pragmatic, professional advice but before taking that step it is worth understanding and considering all the variables: Are you entitled to Entrepreneurs’ Relief? How will the sale consideration be received – cash, earn out, loan notes or shares? Is the … Continue reading

Ambitious entrepreneur: Starting a business for exit

The Ambitious entrepreneur One of the current hot topics of debate amongst business commentators is, “should the first time entrepreneur start a new business venture with the exit in mind?” In truth, the answer very much depends on the type of business being set up of course, and why it’s being set up, but in my opinion for the ambitious entrepreneur the answer is an unequivocal “YES”! In recent months … Continue reading

Selling a business? Share sale or asset sale?

So, you’ve made what is probably the most difficult decision a business owner has to make – to exit the business.  Now what?  There is honestly no substitute for early, pragmatic, professional advice but before taking that step it is worth understanding and considering all the variables: Is the sale going to be of the shares in the company that owns the business or just the business assets themselves? How … Continue reading