Only eight companies came to the stock market in the third quarter of the year, raising just £385m, according to KPMG Corporate Finance,
But the number of management buy-outs has boomed – they have jumped more than £2bn in value between the second and third quarters of this year, with £5.6bn of deals being struck between July and September.
According to the Centre for Managment Buy Out Research, activity had been boosted by by the £1.45bn buy out of Burger King from Diageo, and also included six public to private deals.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.