M&A: Is there an alternative

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.

Overcoming the curveballs that could come your way during M&As

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).

Chinese investors pave the way for European M&A activity

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.

The big data game plan in mergers and acquisitions

Over the last couple of months, the news has been filled with multi-billion deals. Brian Gentile, senior vice president at TIBCO, highlights the opportunities made available by data analytics during a merger and acquisition.