Forget the searching, deal-making and due diligence, says Mark Stokes, the integration of your firm into the new entity is typically the most labour-intensive part of the whole acquisition process
So you have met the right partner, struck a good deal and made it through the due diligence process - surely that is the acquisition process more or less over, right? Far from it. Integrating your firm...
Investors have largely avoided financials over the past 10 years, with the share prices of US and European banks having largely stood still relative to broader markets since 2007. But while banks won't return to their record valuations any time soon (and...
Steps already taken
Increasingly diverse sector
First of planned acquisitions
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