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The Effect of Customer Experience on M&A

FOR BUYERS

What do customers think when businesses are taken over? A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report called ‘CX in M&A’ was compiled from interviews with nearly 8,000 customers of businesses that have been through an acquisition or merger. Findings were interesting and not altogether negative. Of the 7,800 customers PwC talked to from around the world, some 46 per cent said that their ‘actual M&A experience’ as customers had been either ‘very positive’ or ‘...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

How to stay cash positive in a downturn

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RBS to put Asian businesses for sale

According to reports, the beleaguered Royal Bank of Scotland is putting feelers out for potential bu...

FOR SELLERS

Property businesses for sale as credit crunch hits real estate sector hard

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Friends Reunited social networking business for sale

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DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Benefits of pre-pack administrations

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Technology businesses better equipped to weather downturn

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has highlighted the comparative strength of the UK�...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

More businesses in administration

Some of the latest businesses falling into administration are: The radio station Abbey FM in Cumbri...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Price earnings multiple steady for larger UK businesses

The third quarter of 2008 saw a marked reduction in the number of deals that completed in the UK. Ho...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Price earnings multiple steady for larger UK businesses

The third quarter of 2008 saw a marked reduction in the number of deals that completed in the UK. H...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

UK M&A technology deals still strong

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has highlighted the comparative strength of the UK�...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Transactions down but values hold

The third quarter of 2008 saw a marked reduction in the number of deals that completed in the UK. Ho...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

More calls for US-style Chapter 11 insolvency procedures

In light of the recent freeze on credit and the effect this has had on UK business and consumer spen...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Low value of sterling can be good news for those looking to buy or sell businesses

Is there a silver lining to the low value of Sterling that has hit the headlines in recent days? Ac...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Pre-pack administrations to be more closely monitored

Following vocal complaints by groups of aggrieved creditors, any future pre-pack administrations wil...