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  • FirstRand, the South African financial services group, has confirmed plans for a takeover of Aldermore, the UK challenger bank aimed at SMEs. FirstRand has offered £1.1 billion in an “indicative proposal”, and the UK lender is expected to accept a firm offer at this level. The South African bank is keen to build revenues outside... Read more »The post NEW Insight Bite: Buy and be bought – UK chal...

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  • A $1.9 billion deal to acquire BroadSoft is a significant boost for Cisco to become a major player in the “future of work” market. This is another step in the network gear giant’s efforts to diversify itself away from a stagnating hardware business.   Cisco went after BroadSoft, whose software is used to manage communications and... Read more »The post Insight Bite: Cisco takes aim at the “future...

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  • WeWork, the office of choice for “cool” startups from San Francisco to London, has expanded its empire by acquiring Flatiron School, the coding bootcamp. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal fits in with WeWork’s target of becoming not just a place to work, but also to live, network, and learn. WeWork plans to roll... Read more »The post NEW Insight Bite: WeWork adds coding bootcamp to its $20 ...

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  • The food delivery app market is not for the faint of heart; cash burn is severe and the competition is even more brutal. As Jinn has closed up shop, the market for apps that hire a band of cyclists to pick up food on behalf of customers has lost yet another contender. Jinn had been... Read more »The post NEW Insight Bite: Another food delivery app bites the dust as Jinn fails to find a buyer appe...

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  • What does it take for Facebook to swoop in and buy your startup after it’s been running for just nine weeks? Five million downloads and 2.5 million active daily users will do it – that’s why Facebook acquired tbh. This app, which lets people anonymously respond to polls from friends, may not sound like something... Read more »The post NEW Insight Bite: Once burned, Facebook is twice bold as it ma...

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  • Wires are heading for the history books – Tim Cook said it himself when the Apple CEO announced its new cordless headphones last year: “Wireless is the future.” Where Apple goes, the world follows – or rather, once Apple joins an emerging trend, we know the plane’s about to reach cruising altitude. But which wireless... Read more »The post NEW Acuity Insight: Finally, wireless charging is having ...

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  • Acuity, the trusted technology M&A advisor, is pleased to announce another talent acquisition triumph with the appointment of David Copp as Vice President. David brings over 8 years of experience across both M&A advisory and corporate development roles in digital media and related technologies. After studying Economics, David moved into corporate finance. His experience of... Read more »The post ...

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  • On 27 June 2017 Isotrak and VeriLocation announced a transformational transaction within the European Fleet and Telematics market. Acuity’s Matt Stamp advised VeriLocation’s shareholders throughout a process, highlighting Acuity’s market-leading track record in the telematics, Fleet Management (FMS) and IoT sectors. Here, Matt talks to Kelly Horner… Why did Acuity want to work with VeriLocation?.....

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  • July 2017 was one of the most profoundly exciting months for UK digital infrastructure since EE launched its 4G network in October 2012, and once again Acuity’s Marcus Allchurch was right at the heart of the action. Here, Kelly Horner interviews Marcus on the deal… Marcus, tell me why July 2017 was such an exciting... Read more »The post Exit Insight: TrueSpeed secures £75m from Aviva Investors a...

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  • We are proud to announce that Acuity partner Marcus Allchurch has won the Dealmaker award in The M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Awards – EMEA, which celebrate professionals who have achieved a significant level of success while under the age of 40, in M&A, turnaround, restructuring and corporate finance.  The M&A Advisor created the Emerging Leaders Awards recognition programme... Read more »The ...

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  •   Whilst the focus of our energies is always on delivering excellent outcomes for our clients, it is always a bonus to be nominated for – and win – great industry awards. Here is a selection of our recent gongs.    The post Acuity have scooped yet more awards in 2017! appeared first on Acuity.

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  • There were a good number of reasons that we decided to get involved in this year’s London Tech Week, a festival of live events across the capital which showcased and celebrated the best of tech whilst providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities. Novel, headline-grabbing events such as DRL’s Drone Racing at Alexandra Palace, and... Read more »The post Up On The Roof @ London ...

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  • Preparing Your Tech Business for Exit: Clinic + Seminar + Networking Drinks We are very pleased to announce our FREE event at London Tech Week in June 2017…   DATE: Wednesday 14 June between 11am and 6pm VENUE: BLACK+WHITE Shoreditch. A confidential, appointment-only Exit Planning clinic (11am-3pm) followed by an interactive seminar The Art of Business Exit (4pm-5pm) and... Read more »The post An...

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  • Acuity’s Gareth Davies explores the crucial, and yet often overlooked, role of IT governance that company chairmen and NEDs must be aware of in order to avoid any pitfalls when it comes to an exit. In this digital age, IT is not only a mission critical driver of strategic change but of corporate performance as... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: IT Governance – how can the Board avoid a spanne...

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  • Acuity, the trusted technology M&A advisors, are delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Snelling as Vice President. Brian qualified as a chartered accountant after graduating in Engineering Science at Oxford University. This engineering background enables him to quickly grasp complex technology and its potential value, and then persuasively articulate this to potential buyers and... Read ...

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  • 2016 saw a number of landmark deals within the European technology arena, but what’s next in tech?  Here are our predictions: Read the full Insight article from Acuity partners Gareth Davies and Matt Stamp HERE © 2017 Acuity Advisors LLPThe post VIDEO: Acuity Insight – 2017 Tech Trends & Predictions appeared first on Acuity.

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  • We are all familiar with press releases announcing M&A deals, however these PRs rarely reveal the intricacies of the transaction; neither do they consider the main parties’ motivations. In our new Exit Insight series, we examine in more detail what lies behind a technology M&A deal. The first to feature in the Exit Insight series... Read more »The post Exit Insight: ARM’s Acquisition of Allinea a...

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  • We are all familiar with press releases announcing M&A deals, however these PRs rarely reveal the intricacies of the transaction; neither do they consider the main parties’ motivations. In our new Exit Insight series, we examine in more detail what lies behind a technology M&A deal. On 1 February 2017 Telia Company proudly announced the... Read more »The post Exit Insight: Fältcom acquired by Tel...

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  • Acuity, the trusted technology M&A advisors, are delighted to have secured Fältcom’s acquisition by Telia Company in a process lead by Matt Stamp. Headquartered in Umeå, Sweden, Fältcom has established itself as a leading innovator in the international IoT arena. Connecting vehicles, machines and buildings globally, Fältcom enables customers to manage and analyze critical data from... Read more »...

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  • Awards update…

    Acuity are proud to have recently won the following industry awards:The post Awards update… appeared first on Acuity.

  • Acuity Insight: WedTech… Siri, Will You Marry Me?

    Soon-to-be-married Acuity partner Andy Lister is impressed by how many eligible WedTech businesses there are, surprises his fiancée by asking a machine to marry him, and secretly wishes he could have a virtual stag do…   Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to consider the world of WedTech. To have and to hold a paper... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: WedTech… Siri, Will You Marry Me? appear...

  • Acuity Insight: What’s Next in Tech? 2017 Trends & Predictions

    Gareth Davies and Matt Stamp join forces to evaluate the possibilities in technology this year… AI set to conquer all? 2016 saw a number of landmark deals within the UK technology arena. Despite the backdrop of political turbulence and uncertainty in the latter half of the year there was no sign of deal flow relenting.... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: What’s Next in Tech? 2017 Trends & Pred...

  • Acuity Insight: Guanxi & the Importance of China in Tech M&A

    In the first of this two-part series, Acuity’s Matthew Byatt examines the importance of China in European technology M&A and discusses some of the common pitfalls… China – Back on Top The most advanced application of new technology in the 11th century was to be found in the Chinese city of Kaifeng. What was this ground-breaking technology? A... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: Guanxi & the Imp...

  • Acuity Insight: Samsung + HARMAN – A Landmark Deal in the Connected Car Space

    Andy Lister, Partner at Acuity Advisors, has a view on Samsung’s $8bn acquisition of HARMAN, announced this week. This is a landmark deal in the connected vehicle space and a nicely timed “good news” story for Samsung after their recent battery troubles. The deal marks the end in HARMAN’s journey from audio player to car tech specialist, a journey... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: Samsung + ...

  • Acuity Insight: Google – Cutting Back On Fiber?

    Marcus Allchurch, Partner at Acuity Advisors, is keeping a close and insightful eye on the global rollouts of gigabit connectivity networks. His considerable experience across the technology and telecoms sector in senior corporate finance roles combined with an avid interest in new technology give him a unique insider viewpoint.   It’s been all over the... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: Goog...

  • Acuity Insight: The Core Issue Behind Apple’s Downturn

    Richard Baker, Partner and co-founder at Acuity Advisors, started his career as a strategy consultant for Monitor Group, founded by legendary business strategy guru Michael Porter. Acuity are in regular contact with US acquirers including great face-to-face conversations with a number of the top US tech giants based in Silicon Valley. It’s fair to say... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: The Co...

  • Acuity Insight: IoT – Driving Home For Christmas?

    Matt Stamp, Partner at Acuity Advisors, is keeping a close and insightful eye on the story of the Connected Home. As this year’s well-anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert makes its way onto our screens, their Managing Director must be wondering what Christmas has in store for the retailing giant. Having announced a 15% fall in... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: IoT – Driving Home For Chris...

  • Acuity secure the cross-border sale of WAYN to lastminute.com

    Acuity, the trusted technology M&A advisor, is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor on the cross-border sale of Where Are You Now? (“WAYN”) to lastminute.com, a leading European online travel agent. WAYN, based in Tech City – East London, is the world’s largest social travel network boasting a membership of... Read more »The post Acuity secure the cross-border sale...

  • Acuity Insight: #Twitter and the Digital Media Revolution

    Acuity’s Gareth Davies ruminates on Twitter’s place in the digital media boom, and what this could mean for the UK’s tech scene. The speculation over Twitter’s fate has reached fever pitch, seemingly inching ever closer to a potential sale. Indeed, press speculation over alleged approaches from likely suitors has been the single most contributing factor... Read more »The post Acuity Insight: #Twi...

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