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The Effect of Customer Experience on M&A

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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 ‘...

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Searching for an acquisition opportunity

There are many advantages to buying an established business; they can help you rapidly increase turn...

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Post Merger Integration

It is generally well known that a significant percentage of mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

Pre-pack Administrations

What is a pre-pack? A pre-pack is a deal for the sale of an insolvent company's assets which i...

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The Sage of Omaha on why people want to sell businesses to him

Couldn't resist repeating the latest comments from Warren Buffett about the reasons people want...

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Acquisition Strategy

Acquisition strategy is about finding a target company that will grow the value of your overall busi...

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Achieving Post-Merger Harmony

When two companies meet to discuss the possibility of merging together, a likely question that will ...

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How to Finance your Business

To stand any chance of survival, you need to locate sources of finance to enable business growth and...

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Methods of Valuing a Business

Methods of Valuing a Business There is no correct price for a business. Valuing a business is alway...

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Tax implications of vendor finance

With debt funding still difficult to obtain, other forms of finance for corporate acquisitions are b...

FOR BUYERS

Tax Implications of Earn outs

When planning the sale of a business, the tax implications should never be overlooked. With careful ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Legal Aspects of Buying and Selling

A company is a separate legal person and if a purchaser acquires all its share capital, it acquires ...

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Sell your business

The New Year is traditionally a time when many of us take stock of our lives and make plans for the ...

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Selling a Technology Business

Getting the best price when selling a technology business In an ideal world you would start up your ...

DISTRESSED BUSINESSES

UK Winding-Up Petitions

What is a winding up petition If a company owes money and has refused or neglected to pay the debt,...