The Business Broker’s Blog

A resource to help you sell your business successfully

In our Blog, we aim to bring you a variety of articles to help you further down the road to selling your business successfully, from
our view on the general economy and its current impact on business mergers and acquisition activity, to our spotlight on the issues
faced by SME businesses and the help available. We also highlight our “Business of the Month” and give advice
on how to prepare your business for optimum sale.

We hope this is a useful resource for you and would appreciate your feedback. As always, please do contact us if you have any questions

Mon 18th March 2024

Ed Hill

Ed joined Hornblower in July 2022. His primary role is to support the business sale and acquisition consultants by researching potential buyers for the businesses that Hornblower that is mandated to sell. He also keeps an eye on the Mergers and Acquisitions market as a whole. Ed is an analytical thinker who enjoys problem solving...

Tue 22nd October 2019

Julian Caplin

  Based in Dublin, Julian has extensive experience in Ireland, the UK and Internationally in the sale of companies to local and International buyers. He has over thirty years’ experience working with top ten accounting firms as a Corporate Finance Partner and has expertise in business sales and acquisitions, valuations, Due Diligence and advising companies...

Mon 21st October 2019

Amber M

  Amber is our lead valuations analyst preparing the data and accounts analysis for both our initial valuations for prospective clients and our full business valuation reports. As a CIMA qualified accountant with over 15 years post-qualified experience gained working for AXA Life Insurance and a large UK based FMCG retailer, Amber brings a wealth...

Mon 10th December 2018

Denise Prentice

  With a passion for creative communications and business stories, Denise focuses on producing the information memorandums for our business sale mandates, as well as writing articles for the company’s Business Broker’s Blog. Denise has gained a depth of experience and business insights, with a professional background in the areas of law, retail and finance,...

Thu 08th November 2018

Derick Humphrey

  Derick is started his career in the motor industry, quickly working his way up to a management position within Mercedes Benz. The entrepreneurial bug bit and he went on to start and run a number of successful businesses, including a pine furniture retail and export company. He is also a keen investor in property....

Mon 04th June 2018

Peter Dawson

  Peter joined the Hornblower team in 2017 as part of our joint venture with Leahy O’Riordan in Dublin. Peter is the principle point of contact for our clients in Ireland and will offer clear advice on valuations, tax planning and readiness for sale. He works hand in hand with our business sale consultants in...

Wed 25th January 2017

Storm Smith

Storm heads up Hornblower’s research and marketing activities, managing the marketing of our business sale mandates and organising our series of seminars and workshops for business owners, as well as providing executive assistant support to the team. Storm has been working in design and management, as well as business administration and operations for over 13...

Mon 30th November 2015

Rolf Popp

  Rolf is a German business engineer, putting together deals in the SME sector especially in German spoken countries and internationally. Rolf has over 20 years of experience in business sales and acquisitions, where he focuses on strategic M&A deals in the engineering and technology sectors.  Acting for the owners of SME’s, he has a...

Mon 30th June 2014

Sian Murray

Sian has extensive experience in helping owners of owner managed businesses to exit and retire. Sian’s sale mandates often represent ideal bolt-on acquisition opportunities for trade buyers as well as opportunities for start-up entrepreneurs to gain a head start. Sian started her career in marketing for the business-to-business sector, working for a major systems integrator...

Thu 12th June 2014

Mark Sykes

Mark is experienced in buying and selling companies both as an individual and also for corporate organisations and he is driven by a determination to help business owners realise the maximum value of their business. With Mark’s wealth of experience, he can also advise on business grooming and exit strategy and has helped ensure many...

Thu 12th June 2014

Henry Campbell-Jones

Henry founded Hornblower Business Brokers Ltd in October 2006 having seen the gap in the market for a hands-on broker able to help business owners sell their business and realise the value of their asset. In attempting to acquire an engineering business, he found that many business owners were not prepared for the types of...