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Brazil: A Tough Nut to Crack

New entrants to Brazil are regularly bamboozled by the country’s administrative and tax systems. In order to capitalise on the growth opportunities of the world’s seventh largest economy, there are two golden rules: do your homework so you’re not caught out by the bureaucracy and take the time to get the right local management team in place. [read more]

Say Goodbye to Group Think

With growth back on the agenda, it’s time to reassess the strength and depth of boards and to start going on the attack. This entails taking a fresh look at the qualities of directors, deciding whether they possess the knowledge and insight to help break into new markets, while also getting the blend of skills right so risk is adequately managed in what remains a period of great uncertainty. [read more]

Winning & Retaining Talent in Asia

The biggest headache for many organisations operating across high-growth markets in Asia is caused by trying to find and keep hold of the best people. While there’s no failsafe plan to prevent quality employees moving on, there is a growing need to devise ways of building trust and loyalty that go beyond remuneration and financial incentives. After all, someone else will always be willing to pay more. [read more]

How to Maximise Value in M&A

With the M&A market tantalisingly poised to reopen, it’s encouraging to find that management teams have the confidence to execute their plans for growth by completing ambitious deals. That said, only those companies that remain disciplined about selecting an acquisition target, and have a clear idea about how to integrate a new business, will generate real value and meaningful returns for investors. [read more]

Linking Up Value in the Supply Chain

Agility in the supply chain is essential these days for a business to keep in step with its customers, yet care needs to be taken over the extent to which efficiencies are pushed. The danger is that if things are left unchecked it creates risk around the business and, as such, greater influence should be sought over suppliers to ensure everyone is adhering to the organisation’s values. [read more]

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