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In the fiercely contested London taxi market, a major win/win industry consolidation step was
announced today (30 March 2016). Radio Taxis, the largest London black cab business,
advised by Shield Corporate FInance, was acquired by international taxi firm GETT, which
operates in the UK, the US, Russia and Israel.

London Evening Standard

Radio Taxis sold to GETT

 

Shrewd acquirers often buy companies in a flat market so they can snap up bargains ­ and that puts added pressure on those selling a business, warns specialist M&A advisor Shield Corporate Finance.

Specialist M&A advisor Shield Corporate Finance is urging directors selling a business to use the summer for vital strategic planning if they are to gain the best possible price.

International M&A specialists, Shield Corporate Finance Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of its new improved website www.sellingabusinessformore.co.uk, developed in conjunction with its renowned web marketing partner Intergage Ltd. 

The sleek new website, with richer content, improved navigation and enhanced visuals has been designed to readily guide Shield’s prospective clients to the service that they are looking for, whether they are considering selling their business now, preparing their business for sale in the future or are looking to take steps to build the value of their business.

Specialist M&A advisors Shield Corporate Finance Ltd are already warming up for a busy Q1 2011, when many business owners will be selling a business. In preparation for this busy period in M&A, Shield encourages business owners to think about value. And more importantly, how to increase it.

Strong demand for the first round of open business seminars at the Institute of Directors in London has prompted Shield to extend the series.

Selling a Business for a Premium has been the most popular topic for entrepreneurs from across the UK.
 

As business owners and managers return from holiday, September is a key month for launching business sale processes, often with a view to completion by year end.

 

Radio TaxisMatrix Connections, the private hire company owned by Radio Taxis Group Ltd (RTG), has been acquired, along with Executive First, by Trident Niven, the long established and highly regarded West London Executive Car company, in a sale handled by Shield Corporate Finance.
 

Unwelcome as a looming recession may be, it should spell long term success for businesses which embrace the opportunity to run a tighter ship in terms of basic management disciplines.

As recession-proofing specialists, Shield was asked to contribute to The Times' article on surviving the downturn. "There is a tendency to get paralysed by fear and gloom, but one has to recognise that it is an opportunity to outperform your competitors by handling things better than they do," David Young, the chief executive of Shield Corporate Finance, said.

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