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Category: Preparing to Exit

Is this a good time for a business owner to contemplate an exit?

Our view on this is yes, with some important caveats. Firstly, and now more than ever, a business really needs to be across its numbers and have a well-articulated outlook.
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Entrepreneurship – What is it? Is it innate? Or must it be nurtured?

Entrepreneurship is a subject among several others which were tackled when I was interviewed by Anthony Moorhouse who himself is an entrepreneur and was a client of Oasis for over
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Succession Planning – a practical approach

‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans’ said John Lennon in the lyrics of Beautiful Boy released in 1980. Not his own line, it is
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A different approach to dealmaking

In a recent interview with Joanna Oakey from The Deal Room podcast I speak about Oasis M&A, our unique process, and why it’s important during transactions. In the second half
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Business lessons you don’t want to learn the hard way

I recently sat down with Joanna Oakey from The Deal room podcast and spoke about my experiences in the tough school of hard knocks including my early skirmishes with deal
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Is now the best time in a decade to sell your company?

M&A activity in Australia in 2017 was extremely buoyant, climbing 55% on 2016 compared to global M&A growth of just 1%. Of the 1,127 deals 77% (868) were in the
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M&A Outlook 2017: Key sectors and trends

2016 was a tumultuous year on all accounts. With political uncertainty arising from Brexit and the unexpected results of the US election, along with economic uncertainty as China imposed tighter
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10 Steps to Prepare your Private Business for Sale

I think the notion of ‘Preparing your business for sale or exit’ is a complete oxymoron. When I hear professionals spout on about this increasingly fashionable topic fueled by the
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How most business owners sabotage their business sale

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