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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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The chief executive of Knights has debuted on The Sunday Times Rich List, two years after guiding the firm through its listing on the London Stock Exchange. David Beech has been named in the newspaper’s annual list of the UK’s 1,000 wealthiest residents, with an estimated worth of £130m. His wealth has been attributed to […]

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Defeat for Burford in market manipulation case against LSE

Burford has lost its case against the London Stock Exchange, with a High Court judge dismissing claims of market manipulation. Burford went head to head with the LSE in a High Court application on earlier this year in an attempt to force the stock exchange to reveal the identity of traders. Burford blames it for […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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