Small beauty brands can now attract big money

Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson co-founders of Too Faced

Successful independent beauty brands are the targets of private equity investors as well as major brands in an active acquisitions market

Brexit uncertainty is the new norm in business risk management

Shard London

Businesses that look to acquire in the UK face ongoing concerns around future regulation, tax and supply chains, but the weak pound has had allure

How insurance can help seal an acquisition deal

Handshake

Transferring risk from a transaction on to the insurance market can help oil the wheels of mergers and acquisitions

A business merger marriage made in good negotiations

Business people shaking hands over merger deal

Three dynamics reflect the different ways in which the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business is maturing – types of deal, skill at integration and post-merger preparation

Golden year for M&A with more to come

Mergers and acquisitions have this year hit record levels, following the Great Recession, and 2016 looks set to continue the upward trend

Abundance of cash sees rise in mega deals

The global mergers and acquisitions market is buoyant in a sea of cheap cash, pushing prices ever higher

Private equity under pressure to put their cash to work

Prospects and targets in 2016 for private equity are likely to be shaped by the huge demand from institutional investors experienced during recent years

Top 5 sectors for M&A in 2015

Mergers and acquisitions are breaking records worldwide, but four sectors – financial services, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and computer manufacturing – are blazing a trail