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Building A Best Practice Start-Up Financial Model

There is a school of thought that building a start-up financial model is a waste of time. The thinking goes that start-ups are so inherently uncertain that any financial model that aims to predict a company’s future performance is inevitably going to be so “out” that it will be useless. This reasoning is half-right. Start-ups are in... Read More

Financial Position: How To Tell Your Company’s Financial Story

If you are a business owner considering engaging with an investor or an acquirer, you need to be able to succinctly explain your company’s financial position – tell your business’ financial story. The financial story of your business is a comprehensive summary of your company’s past financial performance and current financ... Read More

Managing An Unsolicited Acquisition Approach

Everyone who starts a company shares dreams of an unsolicited acquisition approach: that one day they are going to get a knock on the door and standing there will be a smiling Sergei Brin and Larry Page from Google with a giant cheque in their hands. And you, the company founder, are going to look them square in the eye and greet them wit... Read More

M&A Case Study: Coca-Cola Acquisition of Costa Coffee

For those with an interest in the coffee industry beyond their morning latte, this M&A case study takes a look at one of the largest transactions within the global coffee industry in a very long time. The Coca-Cola Company (“Coca-Cola”) recently announced that it has acquired Costa Limited (“Costa”), the global coffee chain fo... Read More

CFSG’s Successful Process To Sell A Business

The decision to sell a business is always a significant one for the company’s owners and necessarily involves a large commitment of time and resources. That’s why we have developed a formal process for selling a business that achieves a successful outcome for owners whilst maintaining utmost confidentiality and minimising day-to-day b... Read More

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