Recent research by ansarada suggests that the average dealmaker aims to close eight M&A deals a year, but only close four. It also found that on average 12 days are wasted in a typical deal. Clive Cooper outlines how to overcome roadblocks to a seamless deal
British businesses are a very attractive proposition for overseas buyers: so what happens when a big player comes to the UK?
Asian and British experts discuss the key drivers for success when forming Anglo-Asian relationships in exclusive forum hosted by Cavendish Corporate Finance
While the home nations may have crashed out, there is still plenty to interest domestic financiers off the back of this year's Rugby World Cup
Here, Peter Gray assesses Asian M&A opportunities in today's marketplace
Acquisitions can be a tricky business: so here's how to make sure your deal runs as smoothly as possible
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?
Integrating two companies is one of the hardest things to do during an acquisition, so how can you make sure you get it right?
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.
Esther McMorris, founder of business consultancy Nine Feet Tall, shares her advice for ensuring a smooth merger or acquisition process.
Tim Patrick-Smith, chief information officer at Getronics, discusses the importance of factoring IT into M&A processes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking of selling your company? Peter Gray, partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, outlines the positives and negatives of going down the public buyer route.
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?
Big Health's programmes have helped numerous businesses boost productivity by improving employees' sleep. With its recent fundraise, the company aims to take digital medicine further, tackling other mental health issues affecting the workforce
A good night's sleep may never make it on an entrepreneur's to-do list, but these eight successful people swear by it
Following the controversy over comments from ex-editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, in relation to a Channel Four news presenter wearing a hijab and cases now reaching the European Court of Justice, Law At Work’s director of legal services Donald Mackinnon looks at whether employers can ban employees from wearing Islamic head coverings
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