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Mergers and acquisitions

Initiating deals, managing sale processes, devising acquisition strategies and applying techniques in global and local M&A.

 

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Brief Encounter: Koch Industries

Privately held and presided over by the son of its founder, Koch Industries is huge – and often controversial. As its acquisitive eye turns to the UK, we take a look at the multinational giant determined to stay privately owned.

Human capital M&A unprecedentedly busy

New skills are needed in this dramatically changing world of work. Recruitment and training expertise is in demand. Along with a a push in some countries for increasing equality, diversity and inclusion, M&A is reshaping companies across the human capital sector. Jason Sinclair reports.

Doing deals in Yorkshire

There’s been a long and varied tradition of industry across Yorkshire, but what’s the modern deal environment? From traditional manufacturing to healthcare, telecoms and tech industries, the area is attracting international investment. Jason Sinclair reports.

Analysis and deal drivers

Defence spending mergers and acquisitions

Geopolitical tensions are rising – and so is global defence spending, despite the impact of COVID-19 on state purses. Nicholas Neveling explores why M&A will be a key strategic lever as the sector adapts to increased requirements for cyber, digital and space capabilities, and relations cool between the West, China and Russia.

Healthcare MandA is booming

Healthcare has been a relatively safe haven for dealmakers throughout COVID-19 uncertainty, particularly attracting private equity investors. As economies have reopened, M&A in the sector has burgeoned as the NHS deals with post-pandemic waiting lists, the use of technology and data analytics is increased, and opportunities for business-to-consumer healthcare rise.

The growing economy of north west England

North West England accounts for 10% of the UK’s GDP. Jason Sinclair looks at how the region is reshaping its economy, with activity in technology, media and telecom and cyber security, and the role of corporate financiers and investors in its modernisation.

MandA in 2021 after Brexit COVID19 and Trump

How much has the geopolitical landscape changed over the past two years? Brexit has been completed. COVID-19 still remains. President Trump has been and gone. Is everything still dominated by the US and China? And what effect will the UK’s National Security and Investment Act have?

UKs most acquisitive companies 2021

Acquisitions are a key part of corporate strategy for businesses entering a new market, adding new products or technologies, or gaining or building scale or resilience in testing times. In our annual review, we look at the UK companies most active in M&A.

Deal drivers in 2021 and the outlook

This year will no doubt prove challenging for businesses, but it won’t be without opportunities. Advisers and investors share their thoughts on tech-enabled sectors, capital gains tax, private equity, international acquirers, and accelerated M&A.

UK National Security and Investment Bill

Guidelines and reports

IP in M&A – legal considerations, Issue 62

This guideline identifies key intellectual property (IP) rights and comments on how such rights should be considered in the context of M&A transaction and contractual protections. It also addresses IP transfer and integration.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

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Buying and selling companies

Practical guidance on the taxation issues involved in buying and selling a corporate business, aimed at professional tax advisers.

Part F: Employment

Twenty chapters on employment law in this reference guide for accountants faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Topics covered include recruitment, the employment contract, pay, discrimination, family friendly arrangements, absences, trade union matters, transfers and mergers, termination of employment, dismissal, redundancy and claims.

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