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GrowthiQ How to give up the CEO’s chair
Giving up the CEO role is one of the toughest challenges an entrepreneur will face, but doing it successfully will help their business to grow. This article draws on experience of Swedish CEOs and advisers to help business leaders make the transition smoothly.
Doing Business The Thoughts of Chairmen Now
John Geldart has spent a lot of time in China over recent years. It is an amazing country which fascinates and surprises him every time he returns, but perhaps no more so than over the past few months when he has been lucky enough to interview the chairmen of some of its most dynamic companies.
Blog The rise of the cross-border transaction
Our annual look at M&A sentiment around the world shows that the shift in acquisitive focus amongst businesses uncovered last year – from domestic to cross-border – is becoming increasingly popular as a key strategy for companies looking to facilitate growth.
Blog Doing business in South Africa
The outlook has improved somewhat since the ANC’s Manguang conference at the end of last year. It is encouraging for business leaders to see the adoption of the national development plan, with various measures to tackle unemployment, poverty and inequality.
Private Equity Widening the search for growth
On Thursday of last week, I chaired a panel of leading figures from the PE industry – including Paul Canning (HIG Capital Europe), David Whileman (3i), Franceso di Valmarana (Pantheon) and my colleague Mo Merali (Grant Thornton UK) – to launch our 2012 Global Private Equity report: ‘The search for growth’.