Impact of COVID-19 on SME business sale activity
Published 09/04/2020
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With a large part of the world in lock-down and the unprecedented disruption to the economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, M&A and SME business sale activity is likely to be impacted for some time.
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The majority of our Vendor clients are focused on how to manage their companies through the coming weeks and months, whilst those in the healthcare sector are focused on doing what they do well to produce vital supplies.


Working remotely is something we have been set up to do for some time, so we remain available to support all our clients during this time.


Furthermore, we are here to assist owners of SME businesses navigate their way through this crisis in any way we can.


Please let us know how we can help? For example:

  • Applications for Government’s loans and grants
  • A second opinion on key decisions on the future of your business
  • Interim management to plug gaps in your management team or increase capacity
  • In addition to our own team, we have a wide network of people who can help.


If you would like advice or simply a sounding board for any key decisions you are facing at present, do get in touch. Our advice will be free, no strings attached; we simply wish to help during these uncertain times.

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Hornblower specializes in business sales and acquisitions for the Engineering, Technology and B2B services, and Facilities Management sectors. Typical clients have a turnover of £750k to £15m. With offices in London, Nottingham, Bristol and Dublin we operate across the UK and internationally. Our main activity is selling businesses. We also provide valuations and carry out targeted acquisition searches.

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