Plimsoll Publishing Ltd

Plimsoll Publishing Ltd

August 07, 2009 09:51 ET

1 in 6 UK Companies Set to Be Bought Out?

STOCKTON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2009) -

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1 in 6 companies based in the UK could change ownership as a result of the current economic downturn, claims leading financial analysts Plimsoll. With a surprising amount of companies with cash reserves on their balance sheet, the economy could be set for a boom in takeover activity.

David Pattison, senior analyst at Plimsoll, explains, "I am sure any director worth his salt would agree that, in the current climate, most sectors are hamstrung by too many companies chasing too little market. With many directors eyeing the exit doors and highly leveraged buyouts consigned to history for the time being, it really is a buyers market out there for cash rich companies"

Pattison continues, "As part of our unique One Page Analysis service we provide individual assessments for over 250,000 UK based companies and have found 76,000 with sizeable cash reserve sat on their balance sheets. With interest rates set to remain at historic lows for some time yet, this cash is generating nothing and is being slowly eroded by inflation. Cash rich companies are in a position to buy up distressed companies at rock bottom prices and make that money work for them. They must be like kids in a sweet shop at the moment - all those distressed firms available at a fraction of their true value".

"Of the 250,000 UK companies that we have analysed, around 69,000 look to be prime takeover targets. Buying one of these businesses represents a massive opportunity for someone to expand their company's portfolio. Whether they buy a competitor or use an acquisition to expand into new markets, this is a once in a generation opportunity. Either way, the UK economy is set for a wave of takeovers in the next months".

Whether you are looking for a cash rich company to sell to or want in depth information on a takeover target you have in mind make sure you know everything you can about them. Plimsoll's unique One Page Analysis provides a comprehensive instant analysis of any company based in the UK for just Pounds Sterling 25.

Plimsoll is a leading provider of industry analysis and company assessments. Since 1987 we have been analysing over 1,500 key market sectors in the UK and now offer analysis service in France, Japan and Spain. We also offer market studies for 100 global markets. Our unique method of company analysis provides an instant assessment of a company's current performance and potential; all in graphical format on a single page.

If you want an in depth insight into a company - just get a One Page Analysis from Plimsoll.

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