The M&A Market Post-Covid 19

Where are we now?

Between December 2019 and early March 2020 the FTSE 100 hovered around 7500 points and threatened to reach the all time highs of 2018.  Confidence was returning to the economy as some positive strides were being made towards a clear Brexit timetable.

Whilst M&A advisors were working towards an upsurge in deal activity, Covid-19 was making its way around the world at a rapid rate. ..

COVID-19 – The global start-up and the inevitable scramble for liquidity

There is no doubt that business owners and directors are in panic mode. This is totally understandable as this type of crisis is unprecedented – there is no tried and tested toolbox of previous experience on which to rely. There are so many questions right now and, honestly, as advisers we are often no better informed...

Covid-19: Financial Support Summary


Budget 2020 – is change in the air for Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that his first Budget will be delivered on Wednesday 11 March. This will also be the first Budget of Boris Johnson’s premiership and so will obviously attract significant attention.

There are expected to be a number of tax-related announcements, but one area that should certainly be of interest to business owners is that of Enterpreneurs’ Relief...

Former ‘Big Four’ professionals join HNH expansion

Four senior professionals from Scotland’s leading accountancy practices have come together to help drive HNH’s expansion into the GB market. The new office will provide SMEs with access to some of Scotland’s most senior corporate finance professionals, offering tier one advice and experience, but tailored to the needs of smaller and family-owned firms.

Based in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square, the new team consists of Neal Allen, Harry Linklater, Bruce Walker and Chris Fawbert...

HNH staff member Thomas Horner is riding the Passo dello Stelvio

A ‘summer holiday’ with a twist

Just over 12 months ago, we welcomed Thomas Horner into the firm in our Business Advisory Services team and he has settled in incredibly well to life at HNH.

Thomas now heads off for his ‘summer holidays’, which this year will consist of an arduous cycle from Innsbruck, Austria to Morzine in the French Alps. Covering 850kms over six days, Thomas and the group will pass through Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France...