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The Business Buying Strategies Podcast comes from The Dealmaker's Academy, the world's leading training on buying and selling businesses - without risking your own money!

Each week we talk to leading experts, discuss business buying strategies, offer hints and tips and cover the essential skills you will need to buy and sell businesses effectively.

Business Buying Strategies from The Dealmaker's Academy Jonathan Jay: Serial business investor

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    • 4.3 • 26 Ratings

The Business Buying Strategies Podcast comes from The Dealmaker's Academy, the world's leading training on buying and selling businesses - without risking your own money!

Each week we talk to leading experts, discuss business buying strategies, offer hints and tips and cover the essential skills you will need to buy and sell businesses effectively.

    Martin Dawes, Founder of Coffee Nation

    Martin Dawes, Founder of Coffee Nation

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 139 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    As part of our third birthday celebrations, we've been enjoying delving back into the archives. This week, we revisit an interview between Jonathan and Martin Dawes, the founder of Coffee Nation, a bean to cup coffee business that he sold to Whitbread and has since been rebranded as Costa Express. 

     
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    • 22 min
    Mark Supperstone

    Mark Supperstone

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 138 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    Now if you are a regular listener to this podcast, you may be as shocked as I was to discover that just a couple of weeks ago, we celebrated our third birthday.
    Since our very first episode way back in April 2018, we have interviewed and spoken with some remarkable people. In the early days, we used to edit each interview into a number of bitesize segments, and then spread them out over a number of episodes.
    This was fine at the time, but in hindsight some of the interviews were so rich in content that I believe they deserve to be heard in a single sitting.
    I have handpicked four of my favourite interviews from the podcast, and Ed, our podcast producer, has re-edited them so you get to hear each one in full.
    This week, we return to August 2018, when I was joined by Mark Supperstone, a Director of the Resolve Group, a company that specialises in acquiring and funding distressed companies. I’ve chosen this particular contribution because of the number of students and clients I meet who are keen to grow by acquiring distressed businesses themselves. It’s not without its risks, but the rewards can be handsome if you get it right. 


    So here’s Mark explaining how they made their first acquisition, when they purchased a bakery business out of administration. 



     
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    • 31 min
    Legendary entrepreneur Gerald Ratner

    Legendary entrepreneur Gerald Ratner

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 137 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    Now if you are a regular listener to this podcast, you may be as shocked as I was to discover that just a couple of weeks ago, we celebrated our third birthday.
    Since our very first episode way back in April 2018, we have interviewed and spoken with some remarkable people. In the early days, we used to edit each interview into a number of bitesize segments, and then spread them out over a number of episodes.
    This was fine at the time, but in hindsight some of the interviews were so rich in content that I believe they deserve to be heard in a single sitting.
    I have handpicked four of my favourite interviews from the podcast, and Ed, our podcast producer, has re-edited them so you get to hear each one in full.
    This week, here’s legendary jewellery entrepreneur Gerald Ratner, talking about his business journey, focusing on how he grew his retail empire almost entirely by acquisition.

     
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    • 34 min
    Private Client Group Member Jamie Simpson

    Private Client Group Member Jamie Simpson

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 136 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    This week, I talk with Jamie Simpson, a member of my private client programme. When I first met Jamie, he told me that he had been interested in buying a business for some time, but that nothing had actually happened. 
    Since joining the programme he has bought three businesses without risking his own cash. 
    Let's find out how he did it. 

     
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    • 27 min
    Business sales expert John Warrilow

    Business sales expert John Warrilow

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 135 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    Now at the end of last week, I met up with business selling expert, John Warrilow - John hosts an extremely popular longstanding podcast ‘Built to sell radio’ - focused on selling businesses, rather than acquiring them. He is also the author of the international bestselling book Built to Sell, as well as a brand new title published this year called ‘The art of selling your business’
    We kicked off with a discussion about John’s two books.

     
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    • 23 min
    Building a children's day nursery group via acquisition

    Building a children's day nursery group via acquisition

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 134 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
     
    This week my colleague Ed and I discuss the children's day nurseries that we have acquired over recent months. 
     
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Important Content!

Jonathan does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and motivated!

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Always Great Insight!

Always great insight about buying businesses from Jonathan and his colleagues. I learn so much from The Deal Maker’s Academy. Jonathan is very professional and seems to really enjoy his work. This podcast is definitely worth subscribing to if you are interested in mergers and acquisitions.

USMC_Wiredog ,

Great Podcast dealing not only with Strategy but Tactics too

I discovered this podcast to help me round out some of the action steps to Dan Pena’s QLA approach. Being in the US some of the names of legal instruments and references take a minute for me to translate but overall an excellent reference to the buying businesses. Keep up the excellent work, I’ll be buying a business this year.

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