Executive Insight

According to Acquisitions Daily, research from the global law firm Paul Hastings, in conjunction with Day One, has confirmed that the volume of global deals has picked up sharply in 2014, but has also underlined the increasingly complexity of closing cross-border deals. The growing regulatory impediments...

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...

The quarterly Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) published by Intralinks gives encouraging confirmation to the widespread expectation that the increase in deal flow seen globally in 2014 will continue at least into the first quarter of 2015. It tracks around 10,000 deals across the world and argues that it...

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...