Archive for August, 2016

Corporates should focus on software license compliance as UK M&A surges

The Federation Against Software Theft is advising corporate UK to make sure they appreciate the value of their software assets and ensure their estates are compliant following a recent action which saw £113,222.24 spent in distress to rectify licensing shortfalls.   Having contacted the business in question three times and receiving no formal response, FAST contacted the IT department directly to tackle th...

30 Apr 11:18 AM 0 Read More...

Businesses combine innovation with risk management to realise growth potential

Innovation and risk management are now seen as two sides of the same coin by business leaders seeking to grow their companies.  According to a new report released today (29th April), company leaders are challenging the perception that managing risk stifles growth and instead making it part of their growth and innovation strategies.   The Risky Business Report by Allianz identifies a new growth approach wher...

29 Apr 11:42 AM 0 Read More...

Ogier Guernsey advises on launch of renewable energy fund

Ogier Guernsey has advised Resonance Asset Management on the launch of its new Guernsey fund - Resonance British Wind Energy Income Limited.   Resonance Asset Management is an alternative investment management firm, founded by Nick Wood, which raised £35m in assets for its first wind energy income fund. The fund is a closed-ended, registered investment fund with the objective of investing in small and medi...

29 Apr 10:14 AM 0 Read More...

Brazil has first Geographical Indication for Services

Number of applications for this type of registration has grown significantly at INPI   A group of Information Technology (IT) companies in Recife could be one of the first Service conglomerates in the world to have a “Geographical Indication” recognized, something which is normally only granted to products.  This registration was granted in the “Indication of Source” category, in whi...

29 Apr 9:13 AM 0 Read More...

Cross-Border M&A Activity on the Rise

Cross-border M&A activity is heating up as companies continue to expand beyond the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to include other high-growth markets. According to a report released by Baker & McKenzie, nearly half of all senior executives surveyed expect their company's appetite for cross-border M&A to increase over the next two years. Companies based in high-growth mark...

26 Apr 12:40 PM 0 Read More...