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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Posted by: Grant Thornton
| Tags: report,
The acquisition of Cadbury plc by the US-based Kraft Food Inc in 2010 caused a public outcry and political debate on the UK takeover regime. As a result, new rules have come into force on UK public company takeovers. What are the key amendments, and how will they impact future M&A and takeover activity?
Monday, February 07, 2011 | Posted by: Grant Thornton
| Tags: M&A,
board of directors,
Proceeds of Crime Act,
corruption risk assessment,
What guarantee is there that enforcement will be taken seriously? Panel members discuss not only trends in enforcement but the commercial efficiencies of having systems in place to prevent bribery.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010 | Posted by: Fiona Cullinan
| Tags: statistics,
Private equity remains a significant part of the UK economy and is often under the microscope. It remains a dominant force in the M&A market. In our survey of 350 directors, we asked whether having a stake in a private equity business drives different behaviours – 70% of them said that it does.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | Posted by: Fiona Cullinan
| Tags: India,
Corporate scandals involving companies like the Maxwell Group, Enron, WorldCom and Satyam, and the recent banking crisis, have influenced the corporate governance norms in the US, the UK and India. Our recent India Watch article examines the key differences between the corporate governance regimes in both the UK and India.