Issue 11 2020
While we approach the end of 2020, there’s a certain retrospective perspective setting in, while we look forward to (what we hope is) a fresh start in the new year. It’s been a year of stops and starts. Plans halted. Adaptions made. We’ve been working from home here at AI Global Media, which has certainly been a unique challenge.
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.
Shaw & Co, the Bristol-based specialist corporate finance advisory firm, has responded to the announcement made by Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Thursday 5 November in the House
of Commons announcing the extension of the UK Furlough Scheme.
Recessions are a part of economic life, but they are difficult to predict in advance. That’s why the best time to develop a plan is while things are looking up. By making wise choices while the economy is stable, you can prepare for the uncertain future. Here are nine ways to prepare your business for the next recession.
Most people who start a small business may be aware of the general costs of incorporating their business, buying initial inventory, and securing a location. Then they start looking into the everyday operational and organisational costs. But there always seem to be categories that people either forget or downplay. When they start to add up, however, they will affect your bottom line and you’ll be forced to make adjustments if you want to remain competitive. Let’s take a look at some of the common costs of running a business that are overlooked.
Rapid and major shifts in the economic and social landscape in the wake of Covid-19 are fundamentally changing the nature of interactions and relationships among enterprises and individuals. Business leaders, therefore, are now determining how enabling technologies can help their organisations thrive well past the immediate crisis. Rachel Bradbury, Head of CCB Client Relationship & Development at Paragon Customer, discusses the strategies driving effective recovery efforts.
According to Global Market Insights, the adoption of blockchain technology in the energy sector will generate over $3 billion by 2025 owing to an increase in deployment in the power, oil and gas sectors. Lars Rensing, CEO and Co-Founder of enterprise blockchain provider Protokol outlines five blockchain use cases for energy, oil and gas, illustrating why the energy industry needs to adopt blockchain now.
The concept of wellness has become more and more widely accepted in the world today as a standalone aspect of healthcare. Medicinal needs are one thing, but brain wellness and neuroscience can be a whole other area of specialism. Fortunately, the team at Privée Clinics have been working diligently in the field and Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson has subsequently been recognized as 2020’s Most Influential Brain Wellness and Addiction Expert – USA. We find out more about Privée Clinics following this success.
Across the world businesses are reappraising how they operate and, in many cases, challenging what is really important to their workers.
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.
The legal form and structure of any business can contribute to its success or failure, especially in difficult trading conditions such as the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus has created many challenges for businesses and an area of discussion that has rapidly escalated in importance is around protection. Protection should always be an area of priority for a business, but the situation we find ourselves in has understandably brought this topic to the fore.
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.
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.
With the right strategies, you can give your eCommerce business the best chance of success regardless of the circumstances. A mixture of customer loyalty, building a modern eCommerce website and focusing on long-term marketing efforts has proven to work for other businesses.
Public relations is vitally important for any company, especially when it comes to building trusted relationships with its customer and client base. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies within consumer tech, fintech, healthcare, entertainment, lifestyle, sports, and other industries, NRPR Group serves the best of the best with a very high-touch, results-oriented approach to public relations that positively impacts clients’ bottom lines. Join us now, as we find out what makes NRPR Group a worthy recipient of the title of Most Influential Brand Strategist 2020 – California from Acquisition International.
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.