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EM&F Group have seen consistently high levels of enquiries for businesses across all sectors throughout 2020.  Indeed, certain retail sectors have received greater interest than in recent years particularly those that have been either unaffected or positively impacted by COVID-19. 

One area which has generated significant interest during 2020 is the Post Office sector which has seen an upturn in enquiries; this has led to an increase in Post Office sales be it those incorporated within…

Unlike the first lockdown, the secretary of state for Housing, Robert Jenrick has confirmed that England’s property market is allowed to continue during November’s lockdown with viewings, valuations and removals all being permitted with appropriate safeguards in place.

The rulings apply to both residential and commercial properties; Propertymark have confirmed that Commercial property viewings for sale or lease are permitted, as those viewing are looking to work in the property or gain …

When the EM&F Group closed their offices in March as the country went into lockdown it was a feeling of uncertainty and trepidation, we did not know what the future would hold for the world of business transfer.  However, it soon became apparent that the demand for businesses would continue and the majority of transactions that were already in solicitor’s hands were merely stalled rather than aborted. 

Throughout April and May the enquiry rate continued to increase throughout various se…

Following Government guidelines, the EM&F team are now working remotely but will continue to assist our clients during this difficult time.  All offices have been closed and we are now working from home until further notice. Rest assured that we will continue to provide you with the excellent level of service you have come to expect from EM&F.

Whilst email is the best way to stay in touch, our phone lines are also being diverted so we are here to help you every step of the way. 

All fa…

In view of the recent communication from the World Health Organisation declaring COVID-19 as a pandemic, we wanted to advise our clients of the procedures we have in place to ensure business continuity during these uncertain times.

The EM&F Business Continuity Team are closely monitoring the daily changing Government guidelines and we are following their instructions accordingly. In order to continue providing our service to our clients, EM&F are currently operating a “business as usual”…

Buying a business poses less risk than starting a business from scratch but having sound commercial and legal advice is crucial to ensure the deal is watertight. Once you have found the right business for you, there are many points to consider and research to ensure you know everything before parting with your hard-earned cash.

Businesses can be acquired in two ways; buying the assets of the business or acquiring the shares in the selling company which runs the business. The most approp…

You’ve thought long and hard about selling your business and think it may be time to take that step and move on, but of course you need to know… How much is my business worth?

Putting a pounds and pence figure on your business isn’t easy and the biggest imponderable factor is of course, how much a buyer is prepared to pay.

There are many factors to be considered … whilst multiples of earnings can be used as a business valuation method, be aware that there is no standard formula that c…

The retail industry is an exciting one with a lot of opportunities to expand. However, finding the right business to buy is an important part of being able to take advantage of them.

In this competitive sector, looking out for specific things when finding a business to buy will give you the advantage that you need to succeed. That’s why, in this article, we look at some of the things you should look out for!

The location of the business

When it comes to a retail business, location is a…

The EM&F Group are pleased to introduce the latest member of their team – David Wilson has joined EM&F as the new Director for the Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire territories following the retirement of Chris & Yvonne Winter.

David has a passion for business and investing, having previously set up, grown and sold two companies he brings to the Group both a wealth of experience and innovation. We are sure he will be an asset to the team.

How To Make Your Restaurant Stand Out When Selling

When it comes to going out for a meal, diners have never had more choice. If you want to boost your clientele to grow your business so that you can boost the value before you sell, you’ll have to consider creative ways to make those customer-friendly elements of your business even more appealing.

Here’s some features you could address to make your restaurant really stand out to customers and, therefore, potential buyers.

Check out yo…

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