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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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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...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Business tax reform being considered by Chancellor

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

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Buying a business out of insolvency

While buying a business out of insolvency may not seem an obvious choice, there are many advantages ...

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Post Merger Integration: Branding

Mergers and acquisitions are today recognised as one of the key ways in which to promote a business&...

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Buying a Business: completing the deal

Buying a business is a lengthy and complicated process. You've identified the right business, a...

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Venture Capital Trusts: a great tax shelter

Prime minister-elect Gordon Brown has been the subject of a fair amount of criticism for widening th...