A management buyout (MBO) is similar to any other acquisition, but while the owners and the managers may know each other, there can still be unforeseen obstacles. As part of our occasional ‘Story of the deal’ series, we go behind the steps of how Facilities Services Group achieved its management buyout on the path to growth, and offer some advice for others going through the process.
What were the main discussions at this year’s Financial Times Commercial Property Conference?
Clare Hartnell, Head of Property and Construction for Grant Thornton, reviews the event, which was lead-sponsored by Grant Thornton. We’ve also produced a conference report, packed with insights and expert comment – download it for free below.
UK cities are at a crossroads in their development as they come under pressure to grow in a sustainable way and use resources more efficiently. Business, too, is having to address climate change and its impact on the environment. How can a growing ecosystem of private, public and third sector best work together on sustainability and what will our future cities look like? Grant Thornton’s in-depth report reviews the sustainability and business landscape.
London in particular is a booming market for inward property investment as buyers from Hong Kong and the Far East are snapping up prime retail and residential properties. The weak pound is making UK property especially attractive at the moment, as Clare Hartnell, Head of Property and Construction for Grant Thornton, reports in her recent interview at real estate conference, MIPIM.
The Grant Thornton-sponsored Financial Times Commercial Property Conference brochure is now out – packed with insights and expert comment from business leaders and financial analysts. Here’s what you’ll find inside and how to get hold of your free copy…
A selection of views from senior-level delegates at the recent FT Commercial Property Conference in London, which was lead-sponsored by Grant Thornton. Here are the questions they address in the video… continue reading for quick jump links to the different questions.
This was one of the hot topics of discussion at the recent FT Commercial Property Conference in London, sponsored by Grant Thornton. It’s also the question we posed to six directors, managers and business commentators attending the conference. Continue reading for more conference videos.
Clare Hartnell, Head of Property and Construction for Grant Thornton, gives an overview of the main themes at the recent FT Commercial Property Conference, which was lead-sponsored by Grant Thornton and held in London on 29 September 2010. Continue reading for a text summary…