New M&A podcasts: the trends for 2023 – and why people buy people

What are the latest trends in business sales and Mergers & Acquisitions, and what is the outlook for 2023? In early January, BCMS CEO Jonathan Dunn was interviewed for the popular Business Leader podcast series, where he tackled a range of topics, from the impact of the seismic political and economic upheavals of 2022, to the key drivers for deal activity in the coming year.

In this fascinating 30-minute podcast, Jonathan discusses the post-Covid boom in deal-making, pinpoints likely ‘hot sectors’ and themes for M&A activity in 2023, and offers insights and analysis on how today’s risk-averse buyers approach the acquisition process. It’s pretty much essential listening for business owners considering their succession and growth plans over the next 12 months.

The human factor in business

The right deal for your business won’t just be about the ‘big picture’ factors. In any M&A transaction, the human connection and cultural fit between buyer and seller is critical. In short, people buy people, and in 2023, personal relationships at work and in business are more important than ever.

This was the subject covered by BCMS Directors Andy Denny and Liz Jackson MBE on Remarkable Practice’s recent Humanise the Numbers podcast. In this session, Andy and Liz share ideas on personal and professional development, and explain why building a stronger human connection with your staff and your clients will have a profound impact on the way you do business. You can listen to their thoughts right here.

Liz Jackson said: “I love a good podcast – they can be the very best way of communicating complex information in a clear, concise and easy-to-understand format. Here at BCMS we pride ourselves on good communication, and making complex topics come to life. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we’re increasingly being invited to appear as podcast guests to offer our perspectives into a range of business topics, including – of course – how to sell a business in the current environment. Any excuse to chat business is good in my book!”

Contact us if you would like BCMS staff or our amazing former clients – The Fellows – to offer thought leadership and insights to your networks.

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