David Brooks, head of lead advisory at GT, said: ‘During 2002 the market will undoubtedly see mergers and acquisitions develop, as companies will need to maintain their competitive edge, particularly in the mid-corporate sector.
He added: ‘With the economy posing greater risks than before, buyers are also likely to avoid any risks, being much more cautious and demanding.’
Brooks pointed out that businesses will only be carrying out acquisitions that are crucial to a company’s growth rather than venturing into new areas.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.