Increase Value By Buying A Business Before Selling Yours
Dave Rebetts, founder of UK brokers, BCMS, argues that buying a business makes you a more attractive investment opportunity for an acquisitive company.
Two business stories caught my eye this week – and both demonstrate the ability of Mergers & Acquisitions activity to transform a business, whether you are a FTSE-100 company, or a specialist SME.
The first was the news that Newbury-based Micro Focus International is to buy the software arm of giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in a deal worth a reported £6.6bn. Analysts are calling this ‘a big scalp’, and they’re not overstating matters. The deal will create a new entity, one of the biggest software businesses in the UK.