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

Posted on: 07 September 2017

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?” … Continue reading

Transform your technology business with growth funding

Posted on: 31 August 2017

There’s plenty of growth funding available, particularly for SaaS, FinTech, AI, IoT and Biotec companies, but is your business able to take advantage of this type of funding and if so, what do you need to do to secure it? What is growth funding? Growth funding (also known as growth capital) is a type of investment by either a Family Office (high net worth individuals) or Private Equity firm in return … Continue reading

How early exit preparation can help you achieve a premium valuation

Posted on: 01 August 2017

Exit opportunities don’t always come at the perfect moment In the perfect world, you as a business owner would choose the perfect moment for your exit; when your sales are looking upwards, your team is settled, your data room is full of clean, perfectly organised and prepared documentation; there is competitive tension and a premium valuation is within reach. Related Article: How to value your technology business For most, however, … Continue reading

Important Questions to ask Before Making an Acquisition

Posted on: 15 July 2017

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

Outsourcing HR provides real value to scaling technology companies

Posted on: 30 June 2017

Think you don’t need an HR Department? Isn’t it incredible how things can change, virtually overnight?  One minute you are patting yourself on the back.  The business is ticking over nicely.  The team is solid and working well together.  The ‘big one’ has finally closed, and you can now see the blood, sweat and tears spilt over the last 24 months have been worthwhile. For the first time since start-up … Continue reading

Top Tips on applying for a Graduate Accounting Scheme

Posted on: 01 June 2017

From one Graduate to another.  Our Jane’s view on the ten things you should know about applying for a graduate accounting scheme: One: Companies will know that you’re applying to more than one graduate accounting scheme You’re in the last year of university, and you know what you’re looking to do with your career. It’s quite likely therefore that you’re considering a few different companies – there’s no need to … Continue reading

Advantages (and risks) of Outsourcing Your Accounting

Posted on: 21 May 2017

The decision to outsource accounting should never be taken lightly.  Most leaders of growing businesses do recognise when the finance function is not as effective or as efficient as they need it to be. They also know when the time is right to consider outsourcing but often they find it difficult to rationalise their decision – a huge stumbling block which may prevent a company from scaling. Why does signing a cheque deliver higher … Continue reading

How to value your technology business

Posted on: 04 May 2017

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

The Apprenticeship Levy. Can scaling businesses benefit from recruiting apprentices?

Posted on: 08 April 2017

The biggest challenge facing scaling businesses is often not motivating and retaining staff, it’s finding great talent in the first place. Recruiting graduates and “growing your own” has gained momentum among SMEs, but could the new “apprenticeship levy” help them source future leaders at lower cost? So, what are the advantages of apprenticeships? Apprenticeship programmes generally combine work and class based training. For employers, this means that apprentices will be building skills that are directly relevant … Continue reading

Isosceles appoints new head at Cambridge office

Posted on: 07 April 2017

We are excited to welcome Andrew Taylor to Isosceles as Head of our Cambridge office. Andy is a Big Four trained Chartered Accountant who has worked with privately owned UK businesses, one of the largest FTSE 100 companies and as CFO of a main market listed PLC. Since 2011 Andy has been working as a portfolio FD supporting small and medium sized companies in Cambridge.  He has provided numerous clients … Continue reading