Exit Strategies

The benefits and drawbacks of demergers – GrowthBusiness guide

Companies pull apart for all manner of reasons. Some separate after a merger has failed to deliver the expected benefits, while others demerge a subsidiary to raise extra capital, usually on a public market. Calum Covell explains


Here’s how cultural integration is a top priority for mergers

Here, Peter Marsden and Debora Marras at consultancy Entec Si show how firms can achieve the best transition they can when merging.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Acquiring a business: The key factors to consider

We speak to business owners, managers and lawyers who tell GrowthBusiness what it's like to acquire a company and how to do it effectively.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Online pharmacies merge in £40m deal

Pharmacy2U and ChemistDirect.co.uk announced a merger to strengthen the online pharmacy ecosystem in the UK.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The FedEx-TNT merger could mark the end of ‘ugly freight’

As the FedEx-TNT merger concludes, international parcel broker ParcelHero warns the takeover could mean increased costs and transit times for large and heavy items.


How to successfully merge your company

Mergers & Acquisitions

Manchester City owners agree merger to promote club in China

A bid by China Media Capital Holdings looks to have been successful following six months of negotiations with the football club's backers.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Pure Gym and The Gym Group pump out merger deal

Two private equity-backed low-cost gym chains are merging to create an enlarged fitness offering throughout the UK.


Merger between two travel companies set to create £100 million revenue business

LDC portfolio business TD Travel has closed a new acquisition and will be re-branding as part of the process.


LDC backed merger for Pertemps and Network

Recruitment firms Pertemps and Network Group are to merge in a deal backed by mid-market investor Lloyds Development Capital.


VC-backed Zoopla in merger deal

Online property website Zoopla is merging with The Digital Property Group, a business owned by the holding company of the Daily Mail newspaper.


APSU formed from IT merger

Apex Computers International has merged with West-Midlands-based AssurIT to form new business APSU.