Patrizia was Editor of M&A magazine, a sister title to GrowthBusiness, from 2006 to 2009.

Growth Planning

Fast forward with interim managers

Northern Rock and a Staffordshire-based building services company appear to have little in common, but both have benefited from the specialist expertise of interim managers, writes Patrizia Rossi.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Blood, sweat and recruitment 

Spencer Manuel, founder of recruitment company NetworkersMSB, talks about his approach to structuring a big deal.

Alternative Finance for Business

The corporate recovery specialists

The easy availability of debt in years gone by meant ailing companies often confused refinancing with restructuring.

Company Flotations

Reverse takeover for Dotmailer

Who says creative types can't do Plc? Patrizia Rossi investigates how digital marketing agency dotMailer recently joined the ranks of PLUS Markets.

Mergers & Acquisitions

UK M&A targets all-American dealmaking

North America sits at the top of the global M&A totem pole. Patrizia Rossi looks at Keller Group's latest US acquisition and the challenges faced by UK dealmakers expanding across the Atlantic.

Alternative Finance for Business

The changing face of ABL

“At some point, the financial house of cards had to come crashing down,” says Gary Quaife, property and asset consultant. Patrizia Rossi investigates how lenders have changed tack

Growth Planning

India is the hot spot for UK investors

Racking up close to eight per cent growth, India offers enormous opportunities for investment. Bhaskar Majumdar and Will Avery of Elara Capital spoke to Patrizia Rossi about breaking into the market.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Monsoon season for M&A in India

India is emerging as fertile ground for both inbound and outbound M&A dealmaking. Patrizia Rossi reports


MBI case study – First Flight Placements in the pink deal

How MBI specialist First Flight Placements introduced would-be entrepreneur John Evans to his dream retail business. By Patrizia Rossi.

Alternative Finance for Business

PLUS points

Growing companies are managing to raise funds or use their own paper to write deals. Patrizia Rossi reports

Growth Planning

Case Study: Jim McColl on how to persuade banks to back expansion plans

Turbulent times in the financial markets haven't thrown a spanner in the works for Clyde Blowers' international expansion plans, writes Patrizia Rossi.

Growth Planning

Enter the Green Dragon with coal-bed methane gas

Once signalling the fatal finale for coalmine canaries, today coal-bed methane is proving vital to China's fast-moving transportation sector, writes Patrizia Rossi.