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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions refers to the consolidation of companies. A merger is the combining of two companies to form a new company. An acquisition is the purchase of one company by another company.
The key area for HR departments during mergers and acquisitions is TUPE transfers. Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) laws safeguard employees’ rights when there is a transfer of a business or service from one organisation (the transferor) to another organisation (the transferee).
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2 Aug 2019
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24 May 2019
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21 Nov 2018
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31 Aug 2018
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10 Aug 2018
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27 Jun 2018
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18 Jun 2018
Around 1,500 jobs are expected to be lost in the £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money by Clydesdale Yorkshire Banking Group...
5 Jun 2018
The new owners of sandwich chain Pret A Manger have promised a £1,000 bonus to all employees who are on...
30 May 2018
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30 Apr 2018
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2 Nov 2017
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