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The people side of an M&A – why it matters

UK merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity has started strongly this year. According to the Office for National Statistics, in the three months to March 2018, there were 75 transactions worth £21.7bn, up from 44 transactions worth £3.6bn from October to December 2017.

Article by: Tom Smith | Published: 1 October 2018

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The clash and clatter of mighty M&As

As Verizon announces the acquisition of Yahoo! for $4.83 billion and the announcement earlier this month that Japan’s SoftBank buying Arm Holdings, the British smartphone chip designer for £24.3bn, Mary Clarke, CEO of Cognisco, looks at the challenges companies face bringing their employees together.

Article by: | Published: 29 July 2016

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Consequences of private equity acquisitions

New research has discovered that IBOs - defined as a highly leveraged transaction where one or more institutional investors act together to initiate a buyout deal - result in staff losses and a decrease in overall productivity.

Article by: | Published: 5 December 2014

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When the dust settles

M&As are usually exciting and hectic, but it is the following weeks and months that are both telling and trying.

Article by: | Published: 11 July 2012

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Why mergers fail

According to a KPMG Mergers and Acquisition Report, 83 percent of mergers were unsuccessful in producing any business benefit as regards

Article by: | Published: 31 May 2012

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Merger misery

2012 already looks like being a busier year of mergers and acquisitions and Q1 got off to a promising start

Article by: | Published: 31 May 2012

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Hindsight is pointless

The due diligence phase provides the opportunity, not just to learn more about the true value of the target

Article by: | Published: 31 May 2012