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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...

Last week we presented at the HR Transformation, Talent and Employee Engagement Forum in Zurich organised and run by Thought Leader Global. I was there two years ago and from my perspective the discussion then was about matters of a transactional nature; specific HR functions...

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...

With announced deals worth US$358bn, the value of global private equity-backed M&A activity has risen 24% this year compared to the same point in 2012, which generated US$307bn of transactions. Private equity-backed M&A activity during the last three months of 2013 has registered a 26% increase...

I read an article this week in Acquisitions Daily that 62% of deal makers surveyed said that a key pressure to do deals was to match their acquisitive competitors.  I hope we are not returning to the bad old days but I can imagine a...