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

EMI Schemes and Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Thankfully the rules applying to the tax treatment of Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) schemes have recently changed, making them even more tax efficient than before. Qualification for Entrepreneurs’ Relief Significantly where shares are acquired under an EMI scheme, it is no longer necessary to own 5% of the shares in a company in order to qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief.  This means any uplift in value will be taxed at 10% … Continue reading

Preparing a company for sale: The First Time Entrepreneur

Preparing a company for sale When preparing a company for sale, one of the most difficult issues for the first time entrepreneur is when is the right time to sell your business? In an ideal world Sure the management books tell us to plan 12-24 months in advance develop relationships with the companies that could become potential predators. Raise your profile in the eyes of the predator; establish relationships, joint … Continue reading

Selling a business? The do’s and don’ts

We have prepared a number of our clients selling a business and likewise helped a number of our clients purchase companies so we have experience of both sides of the negotiating table. We can tell you, without a doubt: when it comes to selling a business, it’s all in the preparation! Here are our top ‘dos and don’ts’ on how to sell your business for what it’s truly worth. Selling … Continue reading