Quarterly results from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on 4th September 2013 show that, compared with the first three months of the year, acquisitions are up from £3.5 billion to £23.4 billion (from 38 to 60 transactions). Clearly this is very positive news for the UK market and is another signal that the UK economy continues to strengthen. The full report from the ONS can be accessed on the ONS website.
At Acuity, we too are experiencing the same upturn over the past few months that has been reported by the ONS. The same upturn is being seen by our partners and network of fellow legal and accounting advisors. Technology-enabled businesses are seeming to have a new air of confidence about the economic outlook and their strategic plans for the future incorporate growth by acquisition.