Fund administration group Sanne agrees Cinven talks over £1.4bn deal

Sanne, the UK-listed fund administration business, has agreed to hold talks with private equity firm Cinven over a potential £1.4bn takeover after repeatedly rejecting its earlier approaches.  The buyout group has stepped up its pursuit of the company with a fifth possible offer, valuing Sanne at 875p per share. Sanne, a FTSE 250 company based … Read more

June 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey

During the pandemic, consumers had to pivot and adopt new habits. Business leaders wondered at the outset of the pandemic whether these changes, which accelerated trends already in motion, would be fleeting or permanent. Now, PwC’s June 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey reveals that the changes are sticking―signifying a historic and dramatic shift in … Read more

How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes

There were two weeks left in the Trump administration when the Treasury Department handed down a set of rules governing an obscure corner of the tax code. Overseen by a senior Treasury official whose previous job involved helping the wealthy avoid taxes, the new regulations represented a major victory for private equity firms. They ensured … Read more

How to boost people’s energy and productivity during meetings

When the president of a technology services firm convened her executive team virtually to review the company’s strategic agenda, she started by allowing a few minutes for casual conversation and explained the purpose of the meeting. It seemed to work well—people were laughing, chatting, and asking questions. Then she moved to the main discussion with … Read more