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How advanced analytics is being used in M&A to build talent

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How are talent shortages driving M&A? A recent EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer report found that 52 per cent of the businesses they spoke to said they were planning to actively pursue M&A in the coming months. The survey found that motivations for deal activity centred around the desire to boost their transitional capabilities. In other words, businesses need to be highly adaptable and flexible in order to compete in an increasingly tech-driven world. Agility is the new must-have capa...

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UK M&A technology deals still strong

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

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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...

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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...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

New pre-pack code of practice for insolvency practitioners

A crackdown on insolvency regulations will come into effect from 1 January 2009 that will make it ha...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Double shareholder returns by completing deals during times of economic stress

Analysis from Deloitte, the business advisory firm, shows that companies can almost double their sha...

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European M&A activity in the media sector reaches highest level for six years

M&A activity in the European media sector during 2006 reached its highest level since the market...

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Current state of the M&A market

Up until this summer, the small to mid-sized business M&A market has not been severely affected by t...

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Sector Valuations

A look at the relative multiples paid across different sectors on the sale of large private companie...

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Entrepreneurs' confidence in UK economy dips

According to the Tenon Forum think-tank recent economic uncertainty has left UK entrepreneurs feelin...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

How to profit from buying distressed businesses

Now that the 'easy-credit' party is over and businesses are facing uncertainty in the face...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

How to profit from buying distressed businesses

Now that the 'easy-credit' party is over and businesses are facing uncertainty in the face...

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Entrepreneurs could be caught out by capital gains tax loophole

So how did businesses take advantage of the 10% rate of capital gain tax payable on the selling of a...