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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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CGT Earn-outs Omission

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

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CGT - The Devil is the Detail

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

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Chancellor announces CGT changes for business owners

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

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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...

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Tips for successful due diligence

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

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Tech and media acquisitions hotting up for 2008

Last year saw a wave of consolidations across the media and technology sectors, and my view is that ...

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Achieving Acquisition Goals

The current slowdown in the M&A marketplace now gives business owners a chance to look back and take...

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Capital Gains Tax Decision Delayed

It looks like the Chancellor is going to have a busy New Year with the Northern Rock crisis and prob...

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80% Tax Rise for Business Vendors

For the first time in recent memory, the British business community has united around a single cause...

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VAT considerations when buying a business

VAT must be considered when buying a business, as with any corporate deal. If not addressed quickly,...

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Essential skills an MBI candidate requires to secure equity funding

A management buy-in (MBI), wherein the control of the business passes to outside management, will ty...

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Should you list on AIM

If you are a company looking to expand through acquisition, floating on AIM could be a viable way to...

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Management Buyouts

Management buyouts are now one of the most popular forms of acquisition in the UK. Most often they a...

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Business tax reform being considered by Chancellor

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been at the centre of concern over business t...