Picking out factors impacting the retail M&A market in the UK is made easier due to the importance of recent events and a particular megatrend that weighs heavily on deal executives’ minds when evaluating market strategies and buying opportunities.
Despite the uncertainty still affecting world markets, KBS Corporate claimed 2017 would be the perfect year for selling a business.
With the recent news that Samsung is buying automotive electronics-maker Harman, one of the biggest questions has to be how it will keep brand strength – especially with it still reeling from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco – during and after the acquisition.
Christina Wojcik, vice president of legal services at Seal Software, breaks down the steps to consider throughout M&A deals.
After a record breaking year for M&A in 2015, Reuters figures have shown that merger activity over the first three quarters of 2016 has slowed significantly.
Expanding by way of acquisition has long been a popular route for growing a business. However, M&A is not without its risks and, from Time Warner and AOL to eBay and Skype, history shows that maximising the “on paper” upsides when bringing two businesses together is not always straightforward.
Since the turn of the decade, Servest has made eight acquisitions – six of which it deemed to be major. As such, we asked its CFO, Phil Morris, to discuss the valuation process and the factors that play a vital role in mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently released its statistical report on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies in the first quarter of 2016. Here are its findings.
Three experienced acquisition practitioners came together at The FD Surgery, hosted by Real Business, to discuss how finance directors and CFOs can seamlessly roll out a buy and build strategy for their companies.
Picking up a copy of of the Evening Standard last week, I was dismayed to stumble across its “Confession from the City” section – I thought this kind of dross had ended with Cityboy’s column in The London Paper.
In 2015 chancellor George Osborne claimed Britain should “run towards China” to help boost the UK economy. Just four months later, a report highlighted the nation was becoming a key force in the M&A market – with the UK topping the list when it came to Chinese investment.
After it came to light that Betfair’s Alex Gersh would become CFO if the company’s merger with Paddy Power goes through, we came across an article discussing how a merged company should pick the top finance position – and couldn’t agree more.