Future of Consumer APAC: The ESG focus driving landscape-changing consumer sector M&A

Kam Jamshidi (Partner, Melbourne) and Malika Chandrasegaran (Partner, Sydney) discuss the rise in ESG consciousness and integration into the M&A process to manage risks whilst also driving consumer demand, with the energy transition providing valuable insights for consumer sector companies. Kam and Malika see four phases of ESG driven M&A including portfolio review, consolidation of … Read more

Public M&A – our podcast on an active summer of public M&A

In the latest episode in our public M&A podcast series, we look back at one of the most active summers in the public M&A markets in some time. In particular we discuss the high profile competitive situations, and the auction processes that they have led to, and some of the hostile activity we have seen. … Read more

Corporate Governance: EP3 – Reporting on stakeholders, decisions and section 172 statements

In this corporate governance podcast, we discuss the FRC Financial Reporting Lab’s recent report on stakeholders, decisions and Section 172 statements with Phil Fitzgerald, Director of the Financial Reporting Lab, and Marie Claire Tabone, Project Manager of the Financial Reporting Lab. The report sets out investors’ expectations in relation to disclosures on stakeholders, the impact … Read more

Corporate Governance Podcast: Episode 2 – The Government’s audit and governance proposals – impact on companies

In this podcast, we discuss the UK Government’s long awaited consultation paper on audit and governance reform with the Financial Reporting Council’s Kate O’Neill, Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Affairs, and Miranda Craig, Director of Strategy and Change. The consultation paper proposes some fundamental reforms in a number of areas in relation to audit, … Read more