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When to sell? This year, next year, sometime… never?

This question was recently addressed by our European colleague John Willcox-Jones. We’ve shared his insights here because they’re very relevant to Australian businesses.
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Sellers beware – the unsolicited approach!

Unsolicited approaches are all-too-common in Australia too, so we thought we’d share our European colleague John Willcox-Jones’ advice on how to evaluate and handle unsolicited offers.
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Grow or go?

Many entrepreneurs that were contemplating a sale or retirement in the next few years have had their plans thrown to the wind by the experiences of the last twelve months.
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Every deal is a triumph over adversity

I was recently interviewed by the Talking Law podcast. In our discussion Joanna Oakey and I talk about lessons learnt from doing deals in this time of COVID-19 pandemic, and what the future looks like for the mid-market in M&A.
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Are deals getting done in lock-down?

In April last year, the biggest question facing anybody wanting to buy or sell a business was: are deals still getting done?
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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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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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Staff motivation: the startling truth about optimising workplace performance – Part 3

Part 3/3 – How autonomy, mastery and purpose supercharge staff motivation To understand this article in context, it will help to read part 1 and 2 first.Part 1/3: ‘Why most
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Staff motivation: the startling truth about incentivising workplace performance – Part 2

Part 2/3 – How to avoid demotivating staff management practices To understand this article in context, it will help to first read part 1/3 ‘Why most staff motivation strategies aren’t working’
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Staff motivation: the startling truth about optimising workplace performance – Part 1

Part 1/3 – Why most staff motivation strategies aren’t working Improving staff motivation leads to a more productive workforce, and yet most business leaders are going about it the completely
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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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Finally, some positive news!

Busting popular myths surrounding the Australian way of life. As we come to the end of another year, like us you are probably wondering where the time went. Whilst the
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