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.
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 …
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.
Nok Nok Labs, the trusted leader in next-generation consumer authentication has announced optimised integration with Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys. The integration provides enterprises worldwide the ability to easily use the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite (Nok Nok S3 Suite) with any Yubico YubiKey.
Pio-Tech the leading provider of Banking Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions in the Middle East and East Africa announces the successful completion of Bank-BI® AML project, which went live recently at People’s Bank of Zanzibar.
IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, today announced a strategic partnership with Trusted Data Solutions (TDS), an expert in mobile voice recording solutions, compliance, data management and transformation services. This strategic partnership enables IPC customers to access and manage legacy and real-time voice related data in a single unified solution.
Deal brings enhanced operations and maintenance offering to the global market.
Strong, FIDO-based authentication is now available across all digital channels – mobile apps, mobile web, desktop web and smart watch.
via Solutions Group, a global multipurpose aviation holding company with 76 subsidiaries engaged in aircraft maintenance, ACMI, aircraft leasing, pilot training, ground handling and fuelling, logistics, aviation IT solutions and business aviation, has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shareholding in UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn Group.
A new study commissioned by global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, has revealed that businesses aren’t fully reaping the rewards of total talent acquisition (TTA) and the fluid workforce due to siloed hiring activity.
AURELIUS acquired Scandinavian Cosmetics as part of activities carved-out from Swiss Valora Group. AURELIUS successfully carved-out the business from its former owner and subsequently established Scandinavian Cosmetics as one Nordic group by implementing a common management structure and entering Denmark and Finland.
London’s premier property Search, Investment, Development and Acquisition firm, Rehoboth has consistently delivered for the UK’s most prestigious property owners and developers. Rehoboth engages in development projects with industry partners to help alleviate the London housing deficit. With CEO Sanmi Adegoke at the helm, discover why this budding firm is home to our CEO of the month.
During the first half of 2019 YFM Equity Partners (YFM) completed £230m of deals and raised £100m of new funds. This result represents a sharp increase on 2018 and reflects the resilience and positivity of smaller businesses and demonstrate that this sector is bucking some of the perceived business trends.
The tech sector is one of the most targeted for M&A activity, attracting a wide variety of cross-industry buyers.
Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology for the oil and gas and chemical processing industries, today announces its partnership with Valtronics. With more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Valtronics will represent Fluenta’s gas measurement technology in the important Marcellus / Utica region of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Lisa Wright has worked in the information industry for 25 years and is an influential figure in M&A through her role at Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company. Recently, we caught up with Lisa who revealed more about the firm, especially following her recent success as the Female Leader of the Year 2018 – M&A Research in AI’s 2018 Leadership Elite Awards.
2018 was a year that confounded predictions. We had predicted a year where Brexit and general uncertainty over slowing global growth might cloud events and perhaps dampen investment appetites.
Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG) is pleased to announce that on 31 December 2018 its subsidiary, Utmost Ireland DAC, completed the purchase of the entirety of the offshore bond portfolio of Athora Ireland from Athora Holding Limited. The offshore bond portfolio comprises approximately £3 billion of assets under management for approximately 7,000 UK-based customers.
Sword Group expands GRC capabilities as it looks to extend product solution offering and expand into new markets
Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”), is pleased to announce that it has acquired a controlling interest in Latham Pool Products, Inc. (“Latham” or “the Company”) from Wynnchurch Capital (“Wynnchurch”), which will remain a significant investor in the Company. The deal values Latham at $375 million.
GDPR Burdens Hinder M&A Transactions in the EMEA Region, According to Merrill Corporation Survey
Further to regulatory approval, ARX Equity Partners / https://www.arxequity.com (“ARX”) has
successfully completed the exit of its investment in Fincentrum / https://www.fincentrum.com,
a leading, independent financial advisory business operating in the Czech Republic and
Troika Media Group and Mission Join Forces
to Form Troika/Mission Group – TMG
UK-founded, global employee engagement company Reward Gateway announced today that it has acquired Brand Integrity, a 15-year-old employee engagement specialist operating from Rochester, N.Y.
The law firms Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners, White & Case LLP and Facchini Rossi & Soci have advised funds managed by CVC Capital Partners in relation to the acquisition of a controlling stake in Recordati from the Recordati family.
Investec Specialist Bank (“Investec”) today announced the appointment of Tom Burgess to its Corporate & Acquisition Finance team.
IRIDEOS Enhances Recent Strategic Acquisitions With Purchase of Leading Italian-Based Network and Cloud Services Provider
Hitachi Capital UK has significantly strengthened its business offering with the acquisition of Franchise Finance Ltd, a specialist financial services provider to the franchising industry.
It is the fourth acquisition in two years for the Channel Islands-based Group which has seen it grow from employing 300 staff in the summer of 2017 to 520 following completion of the acquisition.
Takeaway.com N.V. (AMS: TKWY), hereinafter the “Company”, or together with its group companies “Takeaway.com”, the leading online food delivery marketplace in Continental Europe, has acquired the Foodarena business in Switzerland from Delivery Hero Group (“Delivery Hero”).
Franklin advises Altice for the sale of stakes in its French and Portuguese telecom tower business
Effective handling of antitrust issues can help businesses bolster their negotiating position—whichever side of the deal they’re on.
Angelica Carr, Founder of Aim Business Coaching, explores how companies can ensure a smooth and swift transition during M&A deals.
Value Added Distribution Partner Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) is expanding its product range, entering into a partnership with 3D Global, a manufacturer of three-dimensional display systems.