Ensuring your business is ‘investment ready’

22.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Following our presentation earlier this month on the topic of de-risking growth, we have consolidated our top three tips for entrepreneurs considering raising capital for growth. According to our research, a record-breaking £2.3 billion of growth equity capital was invested across 511 deals last year*, making this an opportune time to raise finance. But how…

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Inspirational social value of Suffolk Libraries uncovered by Moore Kingston Smith impact team

21.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles

At the start of this year, the Moore Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management (MKSFM) impact team embarked on a journey with Suffolk Libraries to understand and demonstrate the social value of their organisation. The analysis revealed that, through three of its projects for local residents, Suffolk Libraries is creating substantial impact by returning £8.04 in…

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Moore Kingston Smith advises on MBO of beyond-profit sector recruitment agency

21.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith has advised on the acquisition of Prospectus in a management buyout. Prospectus is a specialist recruitment consultancy and recruitment advertising and design agency working exclusively with the beyond-profit sector. With assistance from Marc Fecher and Kat Stone from the Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance team, the management team at Prospectus bought the…

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Brexit insight – implications of Brexit on legal status of operations in Germany

18.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles

The EU principle of freedom of establishment obliges member states to recognise a company validly formed under another member state’s law, regardless of where in the EU that company’s real seat is located. The seat is defined as the place where the management takes place and where its decisions are transformed into the day-to-day activities…

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Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Autumn 2019 Bulletin

18.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles

With the Brexit deadline looming, the European Union has agreed to enter into talks with Britain to try and break the deadlock over Brexit, the effect of which has lifted the financial markets with a sign that a deal could be done before 31 October deadline. While in times of uncertainty, it is very easy…

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Foresight versus hindsight for Brexit vision

15.10.19 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

It’s better to have taken (potentially unnecessary) precautions than to wake up on 1 November in no-deal reality with ‘if only’ regrets. Since Boris Johnson first came to office as Prime Minister on 24 July, every day has seemingly brought a new twist to the Brexit tale. And still, the possibility of a no-deal remains…

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Moore Kingston Smith advises on sale of award-winning edtech company

24.09.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith advised on the sale of HegartyMaths, a maths homework software solution, to Sparx, also a maths homework solution that reduces administration for teachers and allows them to spend more time on effective teaching. After working with our general practice and outsourcing teams since 2017, HegartyMaths were already aware of the high quality…

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Mergers and acquisitions in the marketing and media sectors – a review of Q2 2019

15.09.19 / Insight posted in Articles

The reduced M&A activity level at the start of 2019 has continued into the second quarter, matching trends seen in previous years – Moore Kingston Smith intelligence shows that activity traditionally drops off in Q2 before recovering in Q3. This quarter has seen a 32% drop in M&A for the marketing and media sectors, with…

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Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency Practitioners appointed liquidator of Inigo

02.09.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Ian Robert of Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency Practitioners was appointed liquidator on 19 August of Inigo, a sushi wrap kiosk in the City of London. Despite the fact that Inigo is in liquidation, it is hoped that the unique product, the high-quality brand and business concept may be re-established in the future. Ian Robert…

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Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance advises on sale of PR agency

01.09.19 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of PR agency, Flagship Consulting, to investor in fast-growing boutique agencies, Selbey Anderson. Flagship Consulting provides integrated marketing services to the financial and professional services, technology and travel sectors. Co-founders Jackie Murphy and Diana Soltmann, who established the agency over 30 years ago, will take…

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