Executive Insight

According to Intralinks' Deal Flow Predictor, the Asia Pacific M&A recovery is well underway, with quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year gains in early stage M&A activity in Q3 this year. Leading the pickup in activity were South Korea, Singapore, India and Japan, with Australia and Hong Kong...

Over the past 14 years, I've had the opportunity to lead over a dozen acquisitions and divestments. It all started back in 2001 when I led the acquisition and integration of a financial services business. From that point onwards I learnt a little more about...

Another report has been recently published from Intralinks and Cass Business School yet again telling us that actively acquisitive businesses perform better than those that don’t do M&A; you can download it here. As you can probably tell, I’m rather sceptical about such reports, especially...

I recently attended an M&A Integration conference in Europe, and was struck by how many presenters mentioned a reluctance to act quickly and decisively in the first 30-100 days post deal completion, to establish the desired culture, operating model and supporting systems in their target...