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What will a Labour government mean for selling your business?

Experts say that stealth raids on capital taxes look likely as Labour, widely expected to form the next government, sits on an estimated £10.1bn spending gap in their fiscal plan, with repercussions for business owners looking to sell up. 

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Experts say that stealth raids on capital taxes look likely as Labour, widely expected to form the next government, sits on an estimated £10.1bn spending gap in their fiscal plan, with repercussions for business owners looking to sell up. 

New research shows that women-led businesses receive less funding than their male counterparts, but solutions exist to bridge the gap.

As the accelerating digitisation of businesses and AI hype fuel a rise in M&A activity in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, Hilton Smythe examines the hot market for software firm exits and the key metrics used for valuing SaaS companies.

UK insolvencies soared to a 30-year high in 2023, and the trend is expected to continue into 2024. Here we look at some key ways to avoid insolvency, including accurate cash flow forecasting, invoice finance and asset refinancing.

As the House of Commons Treasury select committee publishes a damning report on the state of SME financing, Hilton Smythe is looking at the broader mix of funding options for business acquisitions, from earnouts through to mezzanine financing.

With accelerating automation and the rise of AI-powered financial analysis tools, the temptation to “go it alone” on your SME business valuation may well be strong.