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The U.K has a vibrant start-up culture, with an estimated 600,000 new companies set up in 2015. A whole host of factors have powered this part of the economy. Many U.K. industries are world leaders, for example the recruitment sector, while the E.U. freedom of movement drew on human capital from across the continent. The development of new challengers in different industries and sectors plays a key role in stimulating M&A activity,… Read More

It is true that the start-up businesses of today are likely to shape the M&A deals of tomorrow. In this blog, we take a look at the top industries for start-ups in 2016 and why investors should be keeping an eye on how these up-and-coming businesses develop. Wearable Technology Fitbit is a prime example of how successful wearable technology has become on a global scale. It is not just health that lends… Read More

As a small business or start-up, the prospect of undergoing a merger or acquisition can be daunting. However, this need not be the case and it can, in fact, bring positive results to your company. It all begins with a small business owner or start-up entrepreneur who has nurtured the seed of their idea and grown it into a success through hard work, dedication and talent. What happens next is often an… Read More

Start-ups have increasingly become a sought-after prospect, with major global players such as Apple, Facebook and Google competing to buy their way into new markets and to ensure they have the competitive edge. A recent survey suggested that technology is predicted to be the most active sector for M&A in 2016, outstripping even pharmaceuticals, biotech and healthcare. In 2015 it was estimated that the total value of tech acquisitions was £218 billion… Read More

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