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.
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.
This month's influencers.
CEO of the Month
the United Kingdom
Areej Abdel Rahman Hamada
Leaders In Law
Legal Challenges Group
Very few professions are as versatile as that of an accountant. Unlike most skilled workers, including doctors and engineers, the accountant can potentially work in any industry. The ability to work with numbers, or rather make the numbers work for their employers, is a universally applicable and appreciated skill which has validity across the entire industry. As long as there is significant business involved, accountants will also be there to manage it all.
Whether a property is a small one-star hotel or a massive five-star place of luxury, it makes the community a better place to live. Dive into the economic impact of hotel development and learn why it’s essential to the well-being of cities, states and countries.
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.
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) really deflect calls away from the contact centre? This is the question many local government organisations are asking as they strive to serve the community at reduced cost.
Data has ushered in a new digital era for businesses, society and individuals – one that’s revolutionizing customer and employee experiences, creating more dynamic, responsive, and personalised business models, and even sparking entirely new industries.
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.
You might have heard the saying that a leader can’t be created, they are only born that way. This can’t be further from the truth as almost everyone can become a leader.
As one of the most outstanding and multi-award winning care agencies, Overington Care Ltd. sets a standard in the industry that few could ever hope to match. Supporting individuals to remain independent in their own home, it is no wonder that Overington Care has been named Most Outstanding Home Care Services Provider 2020 – Devon in the latest issue of Acquisition International. We take a closer look at the services that this agency offers, and why it sets such an impeccable standard of care.
Making a name for yourself in the world of business is no mean feat, especially if you’re a woman. With institutional biases and societal norms stacked against them, achieving success is something to be celebrated. Anna Stylianides is one of these names, earning the title of Influential Female Director of the Year 2019 – Mining in Acquisition International’s Global Excellence Awards 2019. We look a little more closely at her life to find out more.
Global Platform Includes Pledge of 100,000 Pro Bono Hours Through 2025.
Few can make the claim that their work has influence on an international level. Harish Salve is one of these lucky few. With a career spanning borders, representing businesses and individuals at the very highest levels, he is a worthy winner in this year’s Global Excellence Awards from Acquisition International. Recognised as Most Influential International Arbitration Specialist – 2020, we profile Mr Salve to see how he has achieved so much.
As the country continues to combat coronavirus, the government has urgently fast-tracked a bill through parliament to provide support to businesses across the UK that may become insolvent in the fallout of the pandemic. One of the measures that has been introduced restricts suppliers from terminating contracts with insolvent customers. Simon Key, partner and solicitor in Nelsons’ debt recovery team, discusses the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and what it means for suppliers.
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.
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 …
Tesco Mobile has revealed today a brand redesign to revitalise the brand expression and to align it more closely with the wider Tesco family. The UK mobile network’s new brand look and feel includes a refreshed logo and the use of bold brand colours and energetic visuals which aim to bring the best of Tesco to Mobile.
Tesco Mobile Partners with Crisis to Bring ‘Lifeline’ Of Connectivity to People Experiencing Homelessness in Great Britain
Tesco Mobile has announced the start of an ambitious two-year partnership with Crisis with the aim of helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness across Britain to reconnect with society.
Although we are now seeing lockdown measures begin to ease, and we are heading towards our “new normal” – there is no doubt that COVID-19 has been a great challenge for many small business, however it has given them the opportunity to adapt, pivot and embrace digital. Whether you are a product or service led business – it may be the right time for you now to bite the bullet and set up an e-commerce site.