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Equiom awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ for UAE acquisition

POSTED Fri 04-08-2017

Equiom, the international professional services provider has been awarded ‘MA Deal of the Year’ by Finance Monthly Magazine for its acquisition of Links Group based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the State of Qatar. The Finance Monthly MA Awards recognise and celebrate companies and individuals involved in MA activity across the globe. Winners are nominated by members of the industry and then chosen through a rigorous judging process. Global CEO of Equiom, Sheila Dean commented: ‘Being recognised for our acquisitive growth program is a tremendous achievement and a well-deserved accolade for our strategic approach to acquisitions and the dedicated MA and integration team who have completed 14 transactions since 2013. This particular award, in...

Grant Thornton report reveals business optimism is at an all-time high

POSTED Fri 04-08-2017

A report by Grant Thornton has revealed record levels of optimism among global businesses but also contains a warning that a lack of skilled workers is hitting confidence and could threaten growth.The latest International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 2,500 businesses in 36 economies, also found increases in revenue and profitability expectations.The IBR findings show that global business optimism hit an all-time quarterly high of 51% in the second quarter of this year, representing five consecutive quarters of increases in optimism. Healthy confidence was particularly evident in the US, where optimism hit an all-time high of 81%, in the EU, which has jumped to a two-year high of 50%, and in China, where optimism remains at 48% - a...

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