Corporate Talk Issue 2


Welcome to this edition of Corporate TALK.

2014 started with a burst of M&A activity causing many of us to wonder if the M&A tide had started to turn.
As I write this, commentators have been heralding the star of the M&A rebound and pondering whether “animal spirits” have returned to the M&A market; with over $100 billion deals alone announced on the first Monday of the year. In this edition of Corporate TALK we will consider how M&A activity may change in the coming year and compare this to activity of previous years.

The IMF growth forecast for 2014 brings optimism. In 2013 saw CMS open new offices around the globe and we were ranked 1st In Europe and 8th Globally for M&A deal activity, so I feel excited about our role in the anticipated deal pick-up.

This edition of Corporate TALK features some of the issues that we have been discussing with our clients recently. Plus, I am also delighted that Sir Rod Aldridge took the time to TALK to us about his time at Capita, his passion for education and whether an entrepreneurial mind-set can be taught; Sir Rod is arguably one of the UK’s most successful businessmen, taking a small start-up to a FTSE 100 company in a matter of years. Hear his insightful thoughts over the page If you would like to TALK shop with us we would love to hear from you.