This Investment Guide aims to educate the investing public about both traditional and alternative asset classes to encourage more informed investment decisions.

Discounted Cash Flow (‘DCF’) Valuation

Discounted Cash Flow ('DCF') is the most common valuation method employed by those in private equity or investment banks. The technique involves calculating the present value of expected future cash flows. It’s useful to...

Regulations that buy-to-let landlords need to follow

As a buy-to-let landlord in the UK, there are a number of rules and regulations that you must adhere to. Before making any investment in buy-to-let property, its important to read and digest these rules to become...

Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) and Customer Lifetime Value (LTV)

Customer acquisition cost, or CAC as its commonly known, is an important metric frequently used by many businesses, particularly in SaaS and other web based businesses. CAC is effectively a calculation of how much...

How to buy a property at auction in the UK

If you live in the UK, it's highly likely that you've stumbled across the bastion of daytime TV, Homes Under The Hammer. But whilst most of the Great British public are aware of property auctions, very few...

Deferred Tax Demystified

Plenty of smart people get confused by the deferred tax concept, which is understandable because if you've not come across it before, it can be a bit confusing to get your head around. In this article we...

Locked box vs completion accounts

The 'Locked Box' completion mechanism is an increasingly popular closing mechanism for M&A transactions, particularly in Europe. In the US, the traditional 'completion accounts' process continues to reign supreme. The same key deal...

How to calculate trade debtor days

The trade debtor days measure allows you to calculate how long it is taking a business to collect its debts. If you have trade debtor days of 45 but offer your customers terms of 30 days, then...

Ground Rent Investments

Ground rent investment involves acquiring the freehold title of residential or commercial leasehold property. As ground rent investments are illiquid in nature, they are best suited to investors who do not require immediate access to their funds....

Investing in Whisky

The Scotch Whisky industry is incredibly important to Scotland. There are 133 Scotch Whisky distilleries in Scotland, with regulations dictating that the spirit must be allowed to mature in oak casks for a...

Investing in UK Domain Names

Getting started investing in UK domain names is easy but that doesn't mean it's a suitable investment for everyone. Before investing, the most important thing to understand is that domain names (even good ones) are illiquid assets...
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