Be careful for what you wish for - Can Hutchison Whampoa deliver on the promises behind bid for O2UK?
On 25 March 2015 Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) parent company of UK mobile operator 'Three' announced its agreement with Spanish Telefónica to buy O2 UK for £9.25bn plus up to £1bn if cash flow of the combined businesses reaches agreed targets.
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Rob Shakespeare, part of the corporate practice at Squire Patton Boggs, reviews recent trends and highlights and assesses the essential aspects of business strategy for companies looking at the next stage in their growth
Simon Staples, partner at law firm Ashfords, examines how new rules could be put in place making it easier to hold bidders to account for the promises made during the heat of a merger battle.
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Despite a drastic dip in domestic UK mergers and acquisitions, Torgny Gunnarsson, CEO of Imprima, examines how trends point towards positivity for 2014.
Amy Coburn, associate at Faegre Baker Daniels, looks at what could be a positive year for mergers and acquisitions in India.
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With the sixth annual M&A Awards producing some worthy winners, GrowthBusiness talks to some of the victors to find out the attributes needed for high-quality deals.
Ian Sale, managing director in the Acquisition Finance team at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, analyses how the performance of the lower mid-market could lead to its own investment focus.
As part of an exclusive roundtable hosted by GrowthBusiness, we speak to four Business Growth Fund investments to see how M&A is working now capital is on the table.
Acquisitions form an important part of many company development plans, and is a strategy currently being supported by the Business Growth Fund. GrowthBusiness meets four of its portfolio companies to find out how.
Daniel Ball, director at software company Wax Digital, looks at what must be considered before, during and after any merger transaction.
With M&A now being conducted on an increasingly cross-border basis, Raymond Fagan, partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, looks at why UK businesses are an attractive option for overseas buyers.
Dov Katz, partner and head of AIM at law firm Howard Kennedy, picks out some of the highlights of this year's M&A on AIM research report.
Mark Hardwicke, managing partner at Solution Corporate Finance, looks at why discretion and momentum are vital to achieve a successful business sale.
New research from GrowthBusiness finds that domestic and foreign companies are continuing to use AIM to make acquisitions. We speak to businesses and advisors conducting deals to find out what is driving M&A activity on the junior market.
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