Investing in a brand-new Silk Route

Chinese flag displayed at London Stock Exchange

Chinese and other Asian investors have become increasingly active in mergers and acquisitions, and may represent the best opportunity to get the highest price for a business

‘I liked the people so much, I bought the company’

Mario Queiroz president of Google keynote

Acquiring talent by buying a company has worked for some organisations, but may be a risky strategy

Watching the rise of the franchisors

Super-franchisors purchase multiple units and typically offer franchisees back-office support such as marketing and human resources

Investors see the attraction of building a portfolio of varied franchised brands, benefiting from shared expertise, economies of scale and a bigger bottom line

Valuation as business strategy

Asset valuation is increasingly helping organisations to raise finance for growth, says Liquidity Services