View Flexible funding solutions obtained for growing oil & gas firm

Flexible funding solutions obtained for growing oil & gas firm

Background The recently formed international trading company had grown very quickly from a standing start and the business needed to fund significant further growth, ensuring it maintained sufficient working capital for the projected higher level of trading activity. An additional element to financing was that trading transactions were multi-currency, involving sterling, euros, and dollars, so…

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View EFM FD, John Devaney, sets up Irish subsidiary for Oyster IMS in Dublin, supporting their EU growth strategy

EFM FD, John Devaney, sets up Irish subsidiary for Oyster IMS in Dublin, supporting their EU growth strategy

Many congratulations to our EFM associate finance director, John Devaney, on your recent client feedback. About John… An experienced Finance Director whose career history is primarily in blue chip and global pharmaceutical industries but also in working with start-ups and SMEs. John has proven management skills including leading finance teams across four national subsidiaries of…

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View Why every business owner needs an exit strategy

Why every business owner needs an exit strategy

When you picture yourself in a room or building, having multiple available exits is not just a matter of convenience, it’s a matter of safety. The same applies to owning and running a business: establishing an exit strategy, a plan for eventually leaving and/or selling the business, is part of smart entrepreneurship, and lends a sense…

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View From an idea to maturity – the 5 stages of business growth

From an idea to maturity – the 5 stages of business growth

Whether you’re attempting to increase market share, improve profitability or build your team, every company is trying to grow. Unfortunately, business owners will inevitably encounter challenges and experiences that will trigger pain points and create potential barriers during the business’ growth process. In this article, EFM Growth walks you through the five stages of business…

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View Group MD & Growth Partner, Gary Jesson, receives testimonial from insurance client

Group MD & Growth Partner, Gary Jesson, receives testimonial from insurance client

Many congratulations to our group managing director and finance director, Gary Jesson, on your recent client feedback. About Gary… Gary leads EFM UK, Ireland and Growth and supports clients with the benefits of many years building and running businesses, as well as raising finance, providing strong commercial discipline and leading companies through difficult periods. As…

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View Developing a smart growth strategy

Developing a smart growth strategy

Managing a fast-growing business presents both opportunities and challenges. The chance to become an industry leader is attractive, but it comes with the risk that demand will outstrip capacity. To avoid that pitfall, you need a strategic plan that’s backed by adequate financing, empowered employees, and the right information and communications technology. So how does…

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View Planning your strategy for a smooth & efficient exit

Planning your strategy for a smooth & efficient exit

Every business owner will reach a point where they need to exit their business, and like most things in life, if this event is planned for, the outcome is more likely to be better than something that ‘just happens’. There is more than one way an owner may exit their business (e.g. via a trade…

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View 10 indications that prove you need a business growth advisor

10 indications that prove you need a business growth advisor

What exactly is a business advisor? In the world of sport, even the highest performers have a team of coaches, mentors, and advisors to help them get the best out of every aspect of their performance – strategy, tactics, skills, physical fitness, resilience and mental fitness. To perform at the very highest level in business,…

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