Browsing Category Business Strategy

Making An Acquisition Work

July 30th, 2018 // 2:36 pm @

I have discussed in a previous post the need for a strong commercial logic behind any acquisition, but even those with strong logic often fail due to poor implementation. I have undertaken many acquisitions and sales across Europe and North America, and in my experience people underestimate the sheer workload involved in a successful acquisition, […]

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Acquisition – Strategies that Work

July 30th, 2018 // 1:04 pm @

The majority of Acquisitions do not with hindsight reach the goals set for them, and the first stage in a successful acquisition is to have a sound strategic logic, vague objectives such as “International Scale” or “Market Share” do not normally lead to a successful acquisition. Good strategical cases for acquisitions include: Improving the Performance […]

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What is “Shareholder Value”

May 29th, 2018 // 7:00 pm @

It sounds like a simple question, but as businesses have developed, how to add shareholder value has become a more complicated question. Traditionally one made profits and paid them in dividends to shareholders, this simple model is no longer necessarily relevant. It is critical to any company that it understands what drives it’s shareholder value, […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy &Key Business Success Drivers

Why do Most Acquisitions Fail to Deliver

August 23rd, 2016 // 6:36 pm @

Acquisitions can be an excellent way to increase shareholder value, however the majority of acquisitions fail to meet the financial goals set for them. Acquisitions by large tech companies have become a trend in recent years where companies use acquisitions to stay at he forefront of technology in their industry, by identifying possible trends or […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy &CEO

Strategy to Execution The Key in a Rapidly Changing World

June 7th, 2016 // 5:07 pm @

The core of what a CEO is paid to achieve is too often lost in day-to-day management, and the need to react to today’s problem. Often even CEO’s themselves find it difficult to enunciate clearly exactly what their core role is. CEO’s core role is to develop a strategy for the business that adds maximum […]

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Activist Shareholders are Good for Companies

February 6th, 2015 // 5:08 pm @

Company Executives rarely welcome activist shareholders, but they should. Companies with active shareholders produce better fiscal results than those without, and CEO’s will ultimately have more success if they embrace such involvement. Not all shareholders are disconnected from how their investments are run, but too many are, and there are a number of reasons why […]

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Job Boards – A New Business Requiring New Thinking

July 15th, 2014 // 12:13 pm @

The growth of job boards as a way of advertising for staff has revolutionized the recruitment advertising business. It is however a new business that requires a different mindset if one is going to be successful, and some companies have been more successful than others in navigating these new business drivers. Firstly it is important […]

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The Power of Online Monopolies – UK Housing Market

June 19th, 2014 // 12:27 pm @

Online advertizing is proving to be a massively profitable business, if one can achieve market dominance, and if one understands how in such a media business profit can be driven from such leadership. Rightmove and Zoopla, who between them have two thirds of all the time home seekers spend online, dominate the online advertizing of […]

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Category : Business Strategy &Companies

New Business Models – Classified Advertising

February 12th, 2013 // 9:25 am @

The Internet is changing many businesses in dramatic ways, those who win from this will be those that understand and embrace their changed business model most effectively. One industry that should suit the Internet perfectly is classified advertising, whether it is for cars, homes, jobs or any other advertising we are used to seeing in […]

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Increasing Shareholder Value

January 18th, 2012 // 11:15 am @

Increasing shareholder value is at the very core of why a company exists; yet it is rarely even talked about in many boardrooms. And too rarely is a professional process followed to ensure that achieving an increase in value for shareholders is at the center of the business strategy. It seems to be one of […]

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