News and articles on business acquisitions including guides on strategic planning, and effective integration to best realise synergies, mitigate risks, and create value for shareholders.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Does acquisition breed competition?

Over the past 12 months, AIM-listed software supplier Torex Retail has embarked on an extensive and hugely eventful period of acquisition. Curiously, however, the company’s competitors also claim to be reaping the rewards.


Gresham invests in duo

Mid-market private equity house Gresham has completed a brace of deals in under a week, supporting both the management buyout of industrials business Olaer and providing £31 million of financing for local government services group Jackson Lloyd.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Acquisition dangers

Acquisitions can fail spectacularly. Instead of creating extra wealth, they destroy it. Step forward the latest apparent victim – Ken Morrison of Morrison Supermarkets, a man with a 37-year unblemished record of success.

Company Flotations

Reverse takeovers – How do you reverse into an old shell

Reversing is a quick and easy way onto AIM for ambitious entrepreneurs. But how do you reverse into an old shell and how can you set up a new one to pursue acquisitions?