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Now Is The Perfect Time To Buy A Business. Here's Why.

Forbes, Feb 19, 2019

Small businesses have an oversized impact on the economy. In the United States alone, they employ more than 47 percent of the private workforce and more than 58 million people, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. A recent survey by Guidant Financial found that 54 percent of small businesses are owned by baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964.

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Jeremy Harbour on Why Small Businesses are a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity (and How You Can Capitalize on It)

Entrepreneur, January 28, 2019

What was a defining moment early in your life?
Jeremy Harbour: I’ve always been entrepreneurial; I was the annoying kid at school trying to sell you stuff. But several experiences really poured fuel over the fire in my belly. The first was the death of my 14-year-old brother when I was 10, which gave me massive anxiety around my own mortality. Ultimately, I channeled that into a drive to be all I could be. I started a business that year and left school to pursue it when I was 15.

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“THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS BROKEN.” JEREMY HARBOUR

Augustman, January 5, 2017

Jeremy Harbour epitomizes the oft-quoted start-up mantra “Fail fast, fail often”. When he was 15, he dropped out of school. At the age of 18, he owned a fast food takeaway joint and an amusement arcade, both of which failed “spectacularly”. But the key, Harbour emphasises, is to be able to fall flat on your face, stand up, dust yourself off and not repeat that mistake again.

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DGAP-Adhoc: MBH Corporation plc: Board of Directors Announcement

Bloomberg, 29 May 2020

Allan Presland, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of MBH Corporation, will today be stepping down from this role. Allan Presland will remain closely associated with the company as a shareholder and as Managing Director of the MBH portfolio company Parenta, continuing to support the expansion of the education vertical within MBH. Allan Presland has been a member of the Board of Directors since the acquisition of Parenta by MBH in July 2018.

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DGAP-News: MBH Corporation PLC to issue dividend of EUR 0.5 cents per share after net profit almost tripled in 2019

Bloomberg, 29 May 2020

The Directors of MBH Corporation PLC ("MBH"), a diversified investment holding company, are pleased to release the annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 today highlighting the success of the Company's growth and diversification strategy. With this publication, MBH confirms the preliminary figures released end of April. The Company achieved a sales growth of 306% to GBP 50.8 million (2018: GBP 12.5 million) and a net profit of GBP 3.6 million - an increase of 190% compared to the previous year (2018: GBP 1.3 million). The financial figures include the results of 4 companies for the full year (Acacia, Parenta, Du Boulay and Cape), proportionately 4 companies acquired during the year (UK Sports, KS Training, Guildprime and Gaysha) and 2 assets acquisitions (Beauty College and Apprentice Supermarket). 

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MBH Corporation pays first dividend as profits jump 190%

Proactive Investors UK, 29 May 2020

The businesses within MBH recorded growth in earnings in the first quarter when compared to the same quarter in 2019. MBH Corporation Plc (ETR:M8H), the Frankfurt-listed investment company, has paid its first dividend after net profits jumped by 190% in 2019. The business, which takes stakes in small and medium-sized enterprises, also reported a 306% rise in revenues to £50.8mln driven both by new investments and established portfolio companies, it said.

After-tax profits were £3.6mln, said MBH, with organic profit growth of 19% from businesses that were part of the portfolio at the start of 2019. That portfolio now comprises ten companies though this is likely to grow further in the current year, it said.

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  • Jeremy is a Singapore-based entrepreneur and the global leader in the field of small business Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • He is CEO and founder of The Unity Group of Companies, a private equity firm specializing in helping entrepreneurs grow their business and pioneering the Agglomeration™ model.

  • Jeremy founded “The Harbour Club” in 2009, a unique workshop that provides experiential training to entrepreneurs, where he shares real tactics and strategies for buying, fixing, and selling businesses.

  • He owns investments in 12 countries, has bought and sold over 100 companies, and advised on more than 200 acquisitions. Jeremy has been a Chairman, director, senior advisor, and mentor to numerous international companies throughout his career.

  • Additionally, Jeremy has been a three-time runner-up Coutts Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK, provided mentoring to The Prince’s Trust, and has been invited to Buckingham Palace and The British Houses of Parliament to advise on matters of business and enterprise.

  • He is the Advisory Director for The Mint National Bank and DBS Business Class advisor.

  • He is also the founder & former chairman of The Marketing Group (“TMG”), the first global digital marketing network that is using the Agglomeration™ model, listed on Nasdaq First.

  • Using the same Agglomeration™ model, the Unity Group recently listed MBH Corporation in Frankfurt in February 2018. 

  • Jeremy has also been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Mondy, CNBC, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, and numerous other publications in the UK, as well as appearing on The Money Channel.

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