Hanna Sharpe

Hanna joined the Business Sale Report in January 2008, after completing her Humanities BA at Greenwich University College. She researches, writes and edits articles on businesses for sale or that have recently gone into administration. She also edits and proofreads business for sale listings that appear on the website and in the monthly publication.

News - written by Hanna Sharpe

One of the country’s largest outsourcing players, Capita, is planning to sell off nearly £700 million worth of assets, as well as a discounted rights issue for the same sum, in order to stave off spiralli [more]
A Nottingham-based firm that provides IT solutions to a range of organisations has successfully changed ownership after a secondary management buy-out (MBO) was carried out. [more]
A buyer is sought for a maker of modular buildings based near Hull after hard trading conditions saw it enter administration. [more]
A recent management buy-out (MBO) at an industrial bottled gas provider will clear the way for the company to expand its operations into Europe. [more]
Some of the UK’s most beloved confectionery brands - including Barratt, Dip Dab and Sherbert Fountains - are being put up for sale by their private equity owner with a £110 million pr [more]
Popular fashion retailer East has fallen into administration, with tough trading conditions and rising wages having a harsh impact on the firm’s profit margins. The bohemian high street brand, which was founded in 1994, maintained 34 stores and 15 concession stands in department stores across t [more]
More than 30 jobs are set to be lost at a Scottish manufacturer this week after enormous debts lead to the company entering liquidation. [more]
Children's toy company Toys R Us is just days from entering administration unless it can find £15 million in rescue funding, according to news [more]
One of the UK’s most prestigious car manufacturers could dispose of one of its European subsidiaries in a deal anticipated to be worth £700 million as its new CEO continues to restructure [more]
Tommee Tippee owner, Mayborn Group has purchased baby sleep bag brand Grobag and the company behind it for £22 mil [more]
Marks & Spencer are looking to sell their Hong Kong and Macau stores as part of a company-wide turnarou [more]
The owners of Manchester-based holiday planner Travel Counsellors are reportedly considering a £200 million sale of the business after appointing an investment bank to explore future options for the com [more]
A 17-bedroom hotel on the outskirts of Brockenhurst in the New Forest area has been sold after being put on the market for £ [more]
The owner of artisan bakery chain Patisserie Valerie is poised to make a £150 million bid for the company that owns another upmarket baked goods c [more]
A multi-million pound deal to acquire four shopping centres, with two located in Yorkshire, has been signed off, with the properties set to change hands in early December. [more]
A company that houses a chain of holiday parks around the UK is hoping to find new owners in a deal predicted to be worth more than £100 mil [more]
A Winchester-based specialist building contractor has gone into administration at the cost of more than 100 jobs. [more]
A management buy-out at logistics company Walkers Transport, which is based in Manchester and Leeds, has seen the business valued at £20 mill [more]
Mike Ashley, the controversial chairman of Newcastle United, has announced plans to sell his controlling stake in the Premier League football club and hopes to conclude a deal “by Christmas& [more]
New York-based publisher Time Inc is set to put up its British business and several magazines, including NME, Marie Claire and Horse & Hound, up for sale in order to cut co [more]