As an alternative finance strategy that has grown in popularity over the last few years, Adam Tavener argues that a recent downturn in new listings is more likely the result of regulatory pressure and greater due diligence – rather than the easy blame of Brexit.
As the co-founder of business information and intelligence platform DueDil, Damian Kimmelman is well placed to observe which sectors of the market are most likely to experiment with new technology – and it’s medium-sized businesses leading the way.
With RIT Capital Partners announcing it has walked away from a potential £5bn merger with UK rival Alliance Trust, it now joins a long line of M&A deals before it, both public and private, which have collapsed late in the day.
Late payment has long been the scourge of small businesses, so the implementation of a robust credit control function is thus vital.
Supply chain diagnostics may not be the words you want to hear, but realising its importance and understanding the mechanics within the due diligence process can help deliver an 80 per cent more chance of success in M&A.
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.
Stefano Maruzzi, VP EMEA at GoDaddy, provides some timely advice for business owners worried about how the security and stability of their company's website might lead to costly reputational damage.
Considering M&A” Make sure social media forms part of your due diligence checklist.
When you put your business up for sale, or entertain an approach from a prospective buyer, due diligence will play a key role in determining the final price achieved.
Graham Carberry, MD of defence and security at Livingstone Corporate Finance, talks about the rise of cyber due diligence and why it is important for businesses that are going into a sale to have a robust IT system.
The launch of an incubator focused on online gambling startups has coincided with the news that bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfair are planning a possible merger to become a global giant.
Passion is a trait which must be harnessed by business leaders, and complemented with diligence, to make sure emotion does not run amok and put operations at risk.