Issue 10 2020
In many ways, the bar for success in these unprecedented pandemic-times has been set at a new low. Faced with such disruption, we’re finding an acceptance in something as seemingly simple as self-care. We’ve tossed aside lofty dreams and goals and established altogether more personal ones – to make sure that we’re doing OK.
Issue 9 2020
Yet, this month, we’re going to be focusing our attention on the future, and the inevitable return to a more normal situation. Whilst it’s easy to sweep the past under the rug and call it done, there’s certainly a lesson to be learned in it all.
Issue 8 2020
Some companies have seen the pandemic as a sort of wake up call to better prepare for any unforeseen change. Though hard hit, businesses saw a need for agility and many managers, directors, CEOs and leaders took action to make sure that they planned to mitigate disruption moving forwards.
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.
Securing a loan against your property for any reason comes with a degree of risk by its very nature. Some loans such as mortgages will of course need to be secured against a property, whereas in other cases, you may not need to secure the loan against bricks and mortar if at all. One of the key benefits of securing loans in this way is that from the borrower’s perspective, more money can be borrowed so long as there is enough equity owned by the borrower in the property.
Fintech ventures have changed the borrowing system, making it more accessible and reliable. This revolution has made private money lenders pose a constant threat to traditional banks. However, the current economic climate and popularity of this business have made it an easy target for scammers. This article aims to help you find a legit money lender and avoid any frustrations.
Student finance has always been a difficult topic, but it’s even more so nowadays. The pandemic situation and resulting economic problems have forced many students to apply for student finance. This may be the only way for some students to apply for higher education.
The clean freaks were right. There is something to be said for disinfecting the office every day — and the benefits have never been clearer. As businesses reopen, most are working to reassure customers that their offices are clean and safe. To do so, they’re implementing new systems and developing solutions that have, in turn, taught companies everywhere a few lessons about cleanliness and ingenuity.
Corporate travel is something that businesses may have to undertake several times a week, month, or year, depending on the size and internationality of its work. When travelling that much, finding the perfect platform for hotel booking is absolutely imperative so that professionals can feel refreshed and ready to face whatever may come. Having been recognized as the Most Outstanding Hotel Booking Platform – 2020, we take a closer look at what ehotel offers to corporates and their business travellers.
The Amazon Business Exchange (ABX) conference is set to return after its debut in London last year, and will take place on the 6th and 7th of October as a virtual event.
Businesses are urged to continue their focus on keeping teams motivated and productive in the face of uncertainty. With some team members working remotely and others off ill, quarantined or self-isolating, it is more important than ever for businesses to retain talent, reduce presenteeism and maintain morale. So what can businesses do to pay attention to their employee’s mental health?
Closing the books and completing reconciliations is not the most glamorous part of accounting, but it’s a vital last line of defense against identifying fraud and errors that might occur. The team at SkyStem have developed a way to automate the month-end close and reconciliation process, which has been named Best Account Reconciliation Software Provider 2020 – New York, in this year’s Global Excellence Awards. We take a closer look at the firm, and its founder, to find out more.
Recent research undertaken at the Queens University of Charlotte revealed that 75% of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as ‘very important’. This illustrates the value of a productive and hardworking team in the workplace. It’s widely considered that a group of employees who work well together is imperative for a productive business, and that behind any successful company is its staff. To ensure your company culture continues to thrive on teamwork, take a look at our five team building tactics.
Like all businesses, law firms need to grow if they want to increase profitability. Whether it’s via expansion to new locations or through the acquisition of more clients, law firms must find viable ways to increase revenue if they want to achieve their growth targets.
Data breaches are becoming more prevalent and the legal sector is a favoured target and is falling victim to cyber-attacks at an alarming rate. Guy Lloyd at CySure explains the 4 most common cyber threats and why the legal sector should step up its focus on cybersecurity.
Finding an attorney who can handle jury cases in a range of different areas is always difficult, but very few manage to achieve such exceptional results as Olivier Taillieu. Distinguished and respected by his peers, he’s a light in the legal system. In Acquisition International’s ongoing look at leading advisors, we profile him in the light of being named Leading High-Stakes Litigation Attorney of the Year, California.
Within any bull or bear market there are opportunities available for those willing to seek them out; and the current recession is no exception. Below are a few of our thoughts in answer to the question of whether it is currently a good time to be seeking to acquire or dispose of a business.
When acquisitions go wrong, it’s because of a failure to look after the people involved, and there are none more important than customers, writes Carlene Jackson of Cloud9 Insight.
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.
No matter what industry you work in there will be a level of marketing required to be able to reach the right people, and not only reach them but reach them with the right message and the correct language to gain their trust. This means that you are able to build a working relationship with them, whether as one of your customers, service user, service provider, supplier or even just a potential customer, it’s always a good idea to make sure these relationships are positive.
Being a remote worker can cause you to feel like you never actually have time off. You may find yourself replying to emails when you’re in bed, or texting a coworker about a project while you’re cooking dinner. For workaholics and perfectionists, the pressure to constantly be in work mode can become crippling without the structure and schedule office life provides. If you’ve found yourself struggling to meet deadlines or feeling overworked, here are some tips that can help you streamline your process.
An effective sales team can completely transform a business’s fortunes. With the right leadership, your sales staff can become the linchpin of your entire organisation. Here are three tips for training a sales team to have a transformative effect on your business.