Fran Quilty, chief executive and co-founder, Conjura, says the way in which a business manages and acts on its transactional data to drive growth should be a key part of the valuation/due diligence process.
With a decentralised irrefutable ledger of transactions maintained by the participants in a system, Angie Walker of R3 says blockchain technology can help establish trust and share information more effectively and securely.
The reopening of the sectors have failed to sustain the momentum in the retail sales, at a time when manufacturers are struggling with the hardships including staff shortages, limitedness of raw material, and lower consumer spending.
Andrew Flynn of Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP predicts that we are likely to see a whole slew of new and different types of fraud and subsequent litigation, particularly in the realm of M&A, once the dust settles from the pandemic.
Dominic Walters unpacks the various strategies and the benefits pre, mid and post M&A and how the marcomms function can play a critical role along with a truly authentic and impactful brand.
Chris Biggs, partner at consultancy and accounting disruptor Theta Global Advisors, discusses how UK financial services firms have remained in demand and the impact of a busy deals market.
Dr Gordon Fletcher, retail expert at the University of Salford Business School, comments on the failed takeover of Morrisons and what it means for the supermarket wars.
Luke Davis, chief executive of IW Capital, discusses what happens when private equity is employed at the right time – vital growth investment and job creation.
Merlin Piscitelli, Chief Revenue Officer for EMEA at Datasite, outlines the leading trends likely to remain in the UK’s M&A sector as the country transitions out of lockdown and adjusts to new ways of working, particularly in relation to the spike in M&A activity.
Elaine Chim, Head of Private Equity, Americas and APAC at Apex Group Ltd, comments on why private equity is still an attractive asset class for investors; the economic uncertainty and challenges facing private equity; how they will be able to deploy ‘dry powder’ or stored up capital; and what role private equity could play in the global economic recovery.