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If your company has a strategy of acquisition – why not explain it to your potential investors?

Imperial Tobacco
not only explain who they’ve acquired, but when – and give their acquisition criteria. If I happened to have a company ripe for acquisition, I might be very interested indeed in this information, but even if I didn’t, investors are likely to want to understand this strategy.

Imperial Tobacco: acquisition strategy and criteria

Hanson provide an archive of press releases discussing their acquisitions and disposals going back to 1997. This provides a useful history.

Hanson: acquisitions and disposals

It occurs to me that a nice feature on this page would be a timeline showing the acquisitions, disposals and spin-offs – something like the Aviva history timeline might be invaluable on a page discussing acquisitions.

Aviva history timeline

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