UK Merger & Acquisition advisers hope that Vodafone sale might trigger sustained revival in deal activity, article by Baker Tilly

There’s a lot of talk about the dearth of Merger & Acquisition activity in the UK and overseas but this would appear to be a bit of an illusion since business confidence is still sufficiently robust to underpin near record figures for global transactions.

According to Mergermarket, the first quarter of...Read More

Are we set to see a new M&A boom?

The deal between Vodafone and Verizon announced earlier this month is, in fact, the third largest corporate deal in history. In comparison the deal between Microsoft and Nokia is small beer, but it is still a massive arrangement by any normal yardstick. Interest rates are low, but they may not...Read More

Posted Sep 12, 2013

The next big thing takes a step back to the 1970s

Wearable technology: they say it is the next big thing. What are you going to wear today? Oh I think I will don my T-shirt that helps my breathing, my pants that make me more virile, and my new shoes that count how many miles I have walked in a...Read More

Posted Sep 05, 2013

The future of Vodafone and Verizon

It is the largest corporate deal in history. Vodafone is selling its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless to the Verizon parent company for $130 billion. Management at Verizon says the deal will prove transformational for the US company, but on the whole most comments across the internet suggest...Read More

Posted Sep 03, 2013

Advertorial – Three months until the Digital Marketing Show

There is just three months to go until the first ever Digital Marketing Show takes place at Excel. With 150 speakers and 100 exhibitors, the Digital Marketing Show promises to be the ‘must attend event’ of the year. The Digital Marketing Show will bring together industry leaders, key influencers and...Read More

Posted Aug 29, 2013

What next for Microsoft?

Over the weekend the press were full of talk of Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, who has announced his plan to retire next year. This begs the question: what next for the company? Should it revisit the idea of a merger with Yahoo?

Some focused on the somewhat...Read More

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Zuckerberg dreams of five billion new customers

Time was when 2.7 billion seemed like quite a lot of people. That is how many of us are on the internet. But hold on, if the population of the world is around 7.1 billion, what about the remaining 4.4 billion of us? Never fear, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has...Read More

Posted Aug 23, 2013

If content is king, long live the kings and queens – all of them

If you are really nerdy, not unlike the author of this article, you may never have recovered from the death of Blake. He was the eponymous hero of the TV series ‘Blake’s Seven’, who was killed off halfway through the series, only to apparently reappear in the last episode, but...Read More

Posted Aug 16, 2013

From China to Watford – Tesco changes what it means to go shopping in Blighty and its strategy in China

What do you want to do today? How about starting off with a nice coffee and at Harris + Hoole’s coffee shop, a bit of yoga, followed by some shopping at a trendy boutique followed by lunch at a Giraffe restaurant, and then off to the supermarket complete with a...Read More

Posted Aug 13, 2013

The High Street is dead long live the High Street

If you live in a grubby old house, and there is a dead mouse on the kitchen floor do you blame the cat for killing the mouse, or do you say the problem is a bit more serious than that? The High Street has some problems. This weekend the ‘Telegraph’...Read More

Posted Aug 06, 2013

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