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Campbell Dallas’ Corporate Finance team was delighted to act as lead advisers on completion of the acquisition of TPL labels for longstanding client GT4 Group. The deal was backed with funding provided by the Scottish Loan Fund (SLF) managed by Maven CapitalPartners. TPL Labels is a pressure sensitive label manufacturer headquartered in East Kilbride and this strategic acquisition by GT4 Group will extend the breadth of the Group’s services providing its clients with a “one stop shop” for all their labelling requirements, avoiding the need to use several manufacturers. Ian Johnstone, Chairman of GT4 said,...

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Farms under cash flow…

Scotland’s farmers are dealing with an unprecedented range of business, legislative and financial problems that are putting many under unsustainable cash flow pressure. Whether a dairy farm is dealing with a crippling milk price well below the cost of production, a livestock farm selling for little or no margin or a cereal farm selling at a loss, many farms are struggling for cash flow. In addition, the Basic Payment Entitlement (BPE) is now expected to be delayed, removing another line of revenue that played a key role shoring up cash flow. Despite these problems,...

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2016 The year of…

 2016 could be the ideal year in which to exit from a business with conditions for a sale set to be amongst the most favourable for many years. Low interest rates, entrepreneurs relief at 10% up to £10m sale value, stable business confidence, larger corporates with cash piles for acquisitions and investors keen to back growing businesses are combining to create a positive environment for exits, says Graham Cunning, Corporate Finance Partner. However, Cunning warned that these favourable conditions may not last for long, with interest rates likely to edge higher and uncertainty over…

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New Year Chill Threat…

North East hospitality businesses – hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs – face a very difficult first quarter of 2016 with the risk that a large number could close due to a major drop in consumer spending, Derek Forsyth, Business Recovery Partner is warning There are just over 900 hospitality businesses (businesses with licenses, excluding retail) trading in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.  Even a 10% closure rate would result in over 90 businesses ceasing to trade. Derek has extensive experience in this sector and is warning that many businesses will face serious cash flow and…