The Corporate Finance Network

Sharing the thoughts and expertise of Kirsty McGregor, founder & chairman of The Corporate Finance Network www.TheCFN.org.uk - supporting UK accountancy firms who are experts in SME Corporate Finance

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Aug
01
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The Chairman of The Corporate Finance Network has today written a blog appealing to be noticed by the government.  She says the new Funding for Lending scheme won't work and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

That’s it, I’ve had enough! Help needed…

Feb
12

As we begin our season of regional launches for our National MBO Training Programme, I thought it would be a good opportunity to list some do's & don'ts to get an MBO off the ground.

Feb
12
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  1. Talk English – plain English, not jargon
  2. Keep it succinct – use appendices for longer explanations or technical documents etc
Mar
29

With such a restricted market for mergers & acquisitions in the present climate, MBOs are becoming more popular, and often are the only route to exit for many businesses. But firstly, let’s demystify (and laugh at) the various acronyms you may hear:

Dec
03

So let's assume you've already done all the usual and standard things to ensure your business is highly valued by  potential purchasers.  ie:

Nov
09

"Do I have to include a SWOT in my business plan" - a question I was asked the other day.  I think the asker had kind of missed the point about SWOTs (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) but it highlighted a common misconception. 

Oct
26
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Okay, so your client wants to know how much their business is worth - how do you deal with this question?

Let's talk theory first.  There are 4 acceptable valuation models.

Oct
19
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Vendor Finance! 

The more savvy entrepreneurs are making acquisitions.  Either buying businesses who are competitors, or diversifying a little (such as vertical integration) or a lot (in a completely different sector).  And how are these deals being funded?

Oct
11

Over the course of my career, this has to be one of the most frustrating things that I have had to deal with.  Invariably working in general practice firms, the vast majority of the business owners in the client base were men over the age of 45.  And whilst they generally understood the concept o

Oct
06

It's surely the best thing that can happen to a business owner - receiving an 'out of the blue' approach from another business that wants to buy them?   I've worked with a few clients who have had this red letter day, and it may surprise you to hear, it can actually be one of the worst things tha

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