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Company ownership becomes clearer

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With effect from 26 June 2017 revised anti-money laundering measures increase the transparency of who owns and controls a company in the UK. The revised rules directly affect the Companies House register directions on people with significant…

Award shortlist for corporate finance team

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Bishop Fleming is delighted to have been shortlisted for a prestigious corporate finance award, reflecting our team’s excellent deal making performance over the past year. The firm has made the shortlist for Corporate Finance Advisory Team…

Why should I choose a licensed insolvency adviser?

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The dangers of using an unlicensed insolvency adviser have been highlighted by trade body, R3. Reports suggest there is a growing number of unlicensed advisers targeting businesses and individuals, raising concerns that those seeking advice from them…

SME deal making surges ahead for four reasons

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SME deal making is surprisingly buoyant in the face of uncertainty over Brexit and what looks increasingly like a protectionist agenda in the US. The expectation was that UK mergers & acquisition (M&A) deal volumes…

What lies in store for deal makers?

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2016 was a surprising year. The seismic Brexit vote was expected to increase business uncertainty and slow the economy. However, in defiance of the dire warnings reported in the media, the volume of transactions remained…

Beware of insolvency-related scam

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A recent scam attempt came to our attention that we thought businesses and individuals should be aware of. Malcolm Rhodes explains. We received a telephone call from a creditor on a liquidation closed last year. The caller…

If my company goes into liquidation, can they make me bankrupt?

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To answer the question 'if my company goes into liquidation, can they make me bankrupt?', let us home in on four key words. Liquidation This article assumes that the context is an insolvent liquidation of a…

New help for businesses seeking finance

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Businesses that get turned down by their banks for finance will still have many other options available to them to secure the funds they need, advises Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming. The firm was highlighting…

Insolvency pays no dividends

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A dividend is a payment made by a company to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits. In owner-managed businesses dividends are typically paid to save National Insurance, but it is vital to ensure…

James Finnegan, Corporate Finance Partner at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants, Exeter

Accountants help the shoe to fit in recent deal

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A corporate finance team at sure-footed accountants, Bishop Fleming, have helped secure a smooth fit for a leading UK shoe designer. The team advised on the takeover of UK-based CSM3D by the Italian-based Atom group,…