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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 ‘...

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Evaluating a Target Company

Evaluating and Wooing the Target Having identified a target or made a shortlist, the acquiring comp...

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Current state of the M&A market

A look at the current state of the M&A market for small and medium sized businesses Up until this s...

FOR BUYERS

Caveat Emptor - Dangers of buying a business

There are many purchasing pitfalls that can trap the unwary. People sell their homes for a range of ...

FOR BUYERS

Caveat Emptor

Buying a business is not like buying a car. Get it wrong with a business and it is likely to seriou...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Entrepreneurs' relief - the latest concession from Alistair Darling

First there was retirement relief, then there was business asset taper relief, and now there is entr...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Entrepreneurs' relief - how to qualify

Entrepreneurs' relief is a welcome concession to the small business community who felt that the...

FOR BUYERS

What do you know about TUPE?

The other day I was talking to a business purchaser who told me he was just about to draft his Heads...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Tape Regulations 2006 - A recap

When buying all or part of a business, it is important to be aware that you will inherit not only it...

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Due diligence tips

The importance of due diligence to the success of a transaction is often underestimated. We thought ...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

CGT Earn-outs Omission

There exists a glaring omission in the new Capital Gains Tax rules - they did not address earn-outs....

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

CGT - The Devil is the Detail

Well, what a surprise. Several hours after the chancellor announced the changes to the capital gains...

FOR SELLERS

Chancellor announces CGT changes for business owners

Alistair Darling today issued a major concession to the forthcoming capital gains tax changes due to...

FOR SELLERS

Getty Images hoists up the For Sale sign

Getty Images, the market-leading stock photography vendor, is up for sale. Or, at least, it admitte...

FOR BUYERS

Tips for successful due diligence

The importance of due diligence to the success of a transaction is often underestimated. I thought i...