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Outward-bound merger and acquisition activity in Asia

Here, Peter Gray assesses Asian M&A opportunities in today's marketplace

Done deal: Acquisitions are a crucial part of growing a business

Acquisitions: how to make a successful deal

Acquisitions can be a tricky business: so here's how to make sure your deal runs as smoothly as possible

Due diligence: Is taking a closer look at a target's social media just good sense?

Acquisitions: Are you doing your #duediligence?

When acquiring a business the due diligence process is ingrained into every responsible company's process: but as social media becomes more powerful in business is it time to bring it onto the mix?

Business integration: Getting it right is key to a successful acquistion

Why integration is the key to a successful acquisition

Integrating two companies is one of the hardest things to do during an acquisition, so how can you make sure you get it right?

Over 2 you: Hutchison Whampoa has acquired O2

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.  

A merger or acquisition is one of the most complicated situations a business can find itself facing

Mergers and acquisitions: Creating the perfect formula for business success

Esther McMorris, founder of business consultancy Nine Feet Tall, shares her advice for ensuring a smooth merger or acquisition process.

Cloud services sitting on top of existing infrastructure enable companies to cost-effectively experiment with new approaches to

Putting IT at the centre of M&A

Tim Patrick-Smith, chief information officer at Getronics, discusses the importance of factoring IT into M&A processes. 

Deciding on a company's next step takes careful consideration and planning

Taking the time to sell, or buy

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

The consultation is looking at putting more power in the hands of target firms

Takeover Panel consultation on Post Offer Undertakings and Intentions Statements

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.

Business builder: Vin Murria has assembled an experienced management team

Closing acquisitions the Vin Murria way

Despite being told that she can't cook, clean or drive in a straight line, technology entrepreneur Vin Murria knows how to grow her business by purchasing others.

A panel of industry judges awarded Patrick Gallagher Dealmaker of the Year

How to close 13 acquisitions in four years

For most businesses, closing an acquisition is a process fraught with difficulty before, during and after. But for experienced dealmaker Patrick Gallagher, it's how he is building CitySprint into a dominant player in the same-day distribution market.

Torgny Gunnarsson heads up Imprima, a cloud services provider

The state of play for UK M&A

Despite a drastic dip in domestic UK mergers and acquisitions, Torgny Gunnarsson, CEO of Imprima, examines how trends point towards positivity for 2014.

India's growth has stalled recently but is improving in a number of areas

India: Emerging market of choice for acquirers

Amy Coburn, associate at Faegre Baker Daniels, looks at what could be a positive year for mergers and acquisitions in India.

There is clear evidence that public companies are back hunting for acquisitions

Capitalise on public companies' renewed appetite for mid-sized businesses

Thinking of selling your company? Peter Gray, partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, outlines the positives and negatives of going down the public buyer route.

Vodafone sold its stake in US business Verizon for $130 billion

Vodafone sale might trigger sustained revival in deal activity

Mergers and acquisitions are inherently linked to business confidence, so could a series of bigger deals kick-start activity in the rest of the market?

The M&A Awards 2013 were hosted by Sky News presenter Charlotte Hawkins

Finding a winning formula for closing acquisitions

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.

Deal activity: Buy-out firms are findings good value in the lower mid-market

Agile lower mid-market businesses key to driving deal flow

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. 

Acquisition activity: Business Growth Fund firms now have the cash to start buying

Investment for business growth video: How acquisitions can accelerate growth

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.

Different strategies: We brought together four Business Growth Fund portfolio firms

Investment for business growth: Taking on capital for acquisitions

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.

Getting it right: Ball says that planning must start at an early stage

Avoiding a false positive in mid-market M&A

Daniel Ball, director at software company Wax Digital, looks at what must be considered before, during and after any merger transaction.

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