M&A, mergers and acquisitions

8 June, 2020

How failed M&A can destroy a director’s credibility

Big mergers and acquisitions (M&As) make their first splash in the headlines based on the huge price tags attached to them. “Abbvie acquires Allergan, $63bn”, “United Technologies acquires R...
Stock market board

14 April, 2020

Warnings over risk of investor activism as boards focus on survival

As if boards didn’t have enough to do managing their companies in the midst of global pandemic, now they must contend with warnings of increased attention from activist investors. Attention has g...
M&A, mergers and acquisitions

30 March, 2020

M&A activity predicted to increase post-Covid-19 crisis

The world may be in the grip of a global pandemic, but corporate leaders are already thinking about what will happen when the situation stabilises—and research finds that mergers and acquisitions (M...
Google, tech acquisitions

12 February, 2020

US regulator orders tech giants to release data on acquisitions

Corporate acquisitions by Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are to come under scrutiny as US regulators look to see if a series of tech acquisitions were “anticompetitive” and whether ...
Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

18 May, 2018

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

When the business pages write about venture capital they usually fail to make an important distinction. Though VC deals make for attention-grabbing headlines, it is corporate venture capital investmen...
M&A, NEDs

31 October, 2017

M&A post-crisis: the changing role of the NED

After the financial crisis of 2007–2008, mergers and acquisitions dried up. However, recent figures show that deals are back, causing a frisson in the markets. But w...
Whole Foods, Amazon, M&A

26 July, 2017

Global M&A deals holding firm, EY figures show

Global mergers and acquisitions remain buoyant, according to latest figures which reveal that while values may be slightly down, deal numbers have modestly risen.

17 August, 2016

MPs probe potential for blocking foreign takeovers

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8 September, 2015

Swiss court backs sale of Sika stake to Saint-Gobain

The family controlling Sika has claimed a legal victory over the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Cascade Investment, which challenged plans to sell the Swiss chemicals company to France’s Sain...