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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 ‘...

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...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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...

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CGT loophole could cause problems for entrepreneurs

One of the most significant events to affect the corporate M&A market occurred this year when Alista...

FOR BUYERS

Post Merger Integration - Thinking about the human elements of any acquisition or merger

Last month we examined the importance of setting up a framework of teams to manage the post integrat...

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Uncertain Times for Entrepreneurs

The mood of small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK has changed dramatically in the past six mo...

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Chapter 11 style insolvency rules

Insolvency experts and turnaround specialists are gearing up for a surge in corporate debt problems ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Chapter 11-style insolvency rules?

Now that the Summer of gloom is in full swing, some business sectors are looking forward to a bumper...