Issue 7 2020
After taking a couple of months to realign ourselves with the paradigm shifting changes to the business world - and life in general- we are officially back and ready to move on with our regular publishing schedule. Hopefully, we can say that the worst is behind us, and now we enter a period of recovery and growth. However slow that might be.
Issue 4 2020
It’s been a strange few weeks. I’m currently writing this from my makeshift home office, having shoved aside various knick-knacks, memorabilia, electronic gadgets, and semi-important piles of paperwork from the once rarely visited study.
Issue 3 2020
Whilst we nearly always feature the best and brightest experts on the global legal and M&A landscapes, we’ve often not ventured into the security and interior design sectors. Well, that’s about to change, after all Acquisition International has pivoted in recent years to focus on the leading lights of the business world, regardless of their size, location or industry of expertise.
Issue 2 2020
As always, we aim to be your monthly source for all of the latest news and features from across the corporate landscape. This month, we have placed a focus on showcasing variety. For instance, our cover this month goes to Vanguard Capital.
Global Excellence 2019
Our Global Excellence Awards are an annual programme which has been designed by our in-house research team. Launched to recognise and reward the firms and individuals whose sustained outstanding performance has seen them leading the way in their industry.
Issue 1 2020
Happy New Year and welcome to the January issue of Acquisition International magazine. As always, we aim to be your monthly source for all of the latest news and features from across the corporate realm. It’s been a busy few weeks at the AI office as we prepare ourselves for the year ahead.
Year in Review 2019
In this special supplement we will be catching up and paying homage to some of our success stories from the last year. Despite facing challenges on numerous fronts, the leading lights featured in this supplement have thrived and flourished, going from strength to strength through extraordinary leadership, creativity and innovation.
Issue 12 2019
It’s official. Holiday fever has gripped the editorial department. As I type, my keyboard is positively surrounded by seasonal paraphernalia – mostly cards and various gifts in stages of being unwrapped - and there’s a faint smell of sweet treats in the air. Yet, all over the world, business carries on. The wheels turn. Deals are made.
Issue 11 2019
Another month down, another month closer to 2020 – a new decade. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were welcoming in 2010, riding a wave of swift technological development, and driving together towards a brighter, shinier future. Whilst the years since have been somewhat tumultuous and seemingly full of uncertainty, there’s always that spark of optimism that rests on the cusp of a new year.
This month's influencers.
CEO of the Month
the United Kingdom
Areej Abdel Rahman Hamada
Leaders In Law
Legal Challenges Group
This was particularly the case in companies with a strong connection to tourism, whereas, companies in the tech and communications sectors, were found to be hardly affected and will return to pre-COVID levels by early next year.
While some markets are struggling with an economic downturn, investors have been keeping busy. During the first half of 2020, there has been an uptick in trading activity across the world’s markets. In particular, significant growth was seen in stock and index trading, cryptocurrency, and CFDs.
In a post-covid world, mainstream banks and lenders have highlighted a much stricter lending criteria for mortgages, with first-time buyers to be hit the hardest. A long period of uncertainty awaits, with banks …
Coronavirus Crisis Fuels Strong Performance of Technology Sectors but Growth Should Accelerate Post Lockdown
The huge increase in expenditure on products and services from innovative technology sectors during the Coronavirus crisis could rise dramatically as restrictions lift and societies and economies begin to return to some form of normality. This is because businesses, hospitals and consumers are unlikely to go back to pre-COVID-19 habits, and growing societal, economic and environmental pressures force change.
With more businesses turning to technology to deliver virtual, AI or online recruitment processes, global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, has urged employers to ensure technology is developed with diversity and inclusion in mind, and not just with data scientists or technologists leading the design of new tools.
The Best Chance of Success for Your New App Might Not Be with Large Platforms Like The iOS App Store
While it is typically assumed that new apps are best positioned by entering a dominant platform, new research from the UCL School of Management and the University of Toronto at Scarborough reveals that these spaces are often overcrowded and do not offer apps the best chance of survival.
If you own a small business, you’re most likely not a stranger to juggling many tasks. Between meeting deadlines, communicating with customers, and keeping track of payments, it can feel like your list of …
There are exceptional scientists in all fields, and then there are the truly outstanding specialists in their unique fields. Dr Desmer Destang is one such individual, having been highly regarded as one of …
There are few things in the world that can unite people quite like the universal burden of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A company located on the German border near the Czech Republic remains wholly dedicated to the ongoing fight to erase these diseases forever. After its recognition as a Leading Innovator in AI-Based Personalised Medicine Solutions 2020 – Germany, we shine a light on the work of BioVariance GmbH in this latest issue of Acquisition International.
Law is an arena in which experience and expertise can provide a cutting edge over the competition. In construction law today, being knowledgeable about everything from planning to completion is a necessity. Bringing all of that and so much more to the table is London’s Most Outstanding Construction Lawyer in 2019, Ian Reid. As part of his award-winning success, we profile his work with internationally-renowned law firm, Trowers & Hamlins.
The intricacies of law can lead some companies to become specialists in their specific geographic areas, but it can also inspire businesses to look further afield for ways in which to operate and innovate. One of the firms that sees innovation as essential is Ferretti Firm, working across Italy with an American twist. Named as Acquisition International’s Best Cross-Border Transactions Law Firm 2020 – Italy in the 2020 Global Excellence Awards, we took a closer look to find out more.
With many businesses reviewing business continuity policies in light of COVID-19, Jonathan Askin, corporate and commercial partner at JMW Solicitors, thought it might be helpful to set out to how e-signatures work so that this can be built into planning procedures.
International financial advisory firm AHR Private Wealth has today announced an acquisition agreement, subject to local regulatory approval, with London-based AXG Group. The AXG Group companies’ will integrate into the AHR framework, while continuing to provide advice and a centralized investment proposition for financial advisers operating in the international market.
Absolutely, the longest serving London Courier since 1865, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Go-Betweens Couriers Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Go-Betweens is a London-centric Courier company operating from Holborn, WC1 offering …
The combined company, which will be headquartered in Valencia following closing, becomes a $2.4 billion business with a global footprint in 17 countries and more than 4,000 employees. The combined company will serve more than 8,400 customers, including many of the world’s leading aerospace and defense original equipment manufacturers and their subcontractors.
In the time of pandemic, vendors need to show their human side and empathise with customers.
Quantitative easing is a monetary policy used by the governments of nations during difficult economic times to boost the economy. Quantitative easing comes into play when a nation is grappling with drastic economic slowdown or recession.
When it comes to Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) and Private Placement Annuity (PPA), the firm that supports you must be one you trust implicitly. It’s a business where every detail must be …