Update (26th September 2014) on Google’s announcement of the release of their 27th algorithm update, Panda 4.1. The update started rolling out earlier in the week with Google saying that depending on location, about 3%-to-5% of search queries will be affected which is slightly smaller that recent updates (Panda 4.0: 7.5% of queries). Panda mainly affects… Read More
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Hopefully by now you’ve had time to read all (or some!) of the Guide to Buying An Online Business. There’s a lot in there and you probably have questions, which is entirely expected. We’ve been doing this for eleven years now and after 650+ successful acquisitions we have seen nearly every scenario you can imagine! If you have… Read More
Martin Enis bought his first internet business through FE International in April 2014. This week we spotlight his experience as a first-time buyer new to online, following his story from searching for a business through to closing the deal and beyond.This is his experience of buying an internet business… Starting the Journey of Buying an Internet Business “I… Read More
Evaluating a website or internet business for sale is all about finding the right information quickly and taking an investment view based on the facts presented. If you’re thinking about a business purchase, you should consider using a broker for a number of reasons, not least the quality of information provided to help your investment decision. … Read More
Having spent four years brokering the sale of internet businesses at FE International, working with thousands of website buyers and helping advise new entrants to the industry, we’ve built up quite a lot of knowledge on the art of buying internet businesses and now we’ve got round to publishing a guide on it. Our new FREE 83-page Guide to Buying an Internet Business is aimed at… Read More
Having made an offer for a business, had it accepted by the seller and signed a letter of intent (LOI), the transaction will proceed to due diligence. For larger website acquisitions, depending on relative size and complexity, due diligence is likely to be the most lengthy aspect of the business sale process. Due diligence of an internet business can be a… Read More
If you have advanced along the business acquisition process to the point of contract signing and funding escrow then it’s likely your attention will be focusing upon the practical challenges of transferring an online business. There are many components to an online business and buyers can often be caught off guard by the logistics when… Read More
Naturally one of the primary objectives for buyers when pursuing the acquisition of an online business is to secure the best possible deal in respect of their funds available and risk appetite. Business sellers can in many cases be at odds with this as they seek to maximise the upfront cash consideration and overall price… Read More
If you have had an offer for a business accepted and proceeded through due diligence successfully then the final stages of closing the deal are on the horizon. By this point, finalizing the transaction is a matter of signing the contract and swapping funds for the assets. Typically after due diligence has completed, the broker representing… Read More
Reviewing an online business for acquisition is no small task and can generate a lot of work for a potential buyer. The average business buyer typically goes into the process with an arsenal of boilerplate questions for the seller but the questions that really need answering are the ones they usually don’t think to ask.… Read More