Innovation is growing through 1 leading thing: Acquisition. The rate of Mergers and Acquisitions globally has been very quickly picking up the pace – and that trend is not set to slow down, any time soon. In a study conducted by Deloitte recently, it was found that corporate and private equity executives foresee an acceleration of merger and acquisition activity this year, both in the number of deals and the size of the transactions undertaken with Technology acquisition being the new No. 1 driver of M&A pursuits globally. So, if you’re not already thinking about mergers and acquisitions, and you [...]
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During the past 10 years, the average Fortune 500 CEO age has inched up to 58 from 56, according to Korn Ferry, an executive search and recruiting firm based in Los Angeles. They go on to say that “This reflects the overall ageing of the U.S. workforce as Baby Boomers continue working long past traditional retirement age. By 2022, 31% of those ages 65 to 74 will still be working, up from 20% in 2002, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics” Coupled to that, the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) recently published employment rate figures demonstrating [...]
The prospect of increasing profitability and market share by acquisition or merger is something that has been driving our economy for years. And although they are becoming the norm, each individual merger or acquisition is anything but straight-forward – regardless of how many times you’ve been through the process. The human aspects of an organisational merger impacts so much more than your bottom line. With clear knock-on effects on the welfare of your workforce and company morale, it’s critical that you think through the process and how that affects your entire organisation ecosystem. We have listed 4 critical mistakes [...]
We know that the M&A process can sometimes be a daunting process for those who have never attempted it. But luckily for you, we are seasoned experts who throughout our careers, have helped many businesses successful manoeuvre and succeed through the merger and acquisition phase. If you are preparing your business for something similar, we’ve put together 6 tips on how to help yours be a complete success. Be clear on what goals and motivations for the sale Setting yourself a clear set of goals before undertaking any type of corporate change, you put yourself in a better position to [...]