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As we have read in the media, there have been a number of very high profile banks announcing that they retreating from the Commodity Trade Finance (CTF) Space, with BNP Paribas, ABN Amro announcing a 6-12 month wind down, SocGen closing the Singapore hub, ING and Rabobank both reviewing. These announcements are merely the acceleration ...

What Are We Reading, Summer 2020

For the 3rd year running the Altimapa team has shared its summer reading choices and other findings. Maybe because we have mostly enjoyed various forms of staycation, the team has been more adventurous and this year's list includes music and television as well as the more usual readings.

Photo by Lennart Heim
Photo by Lennart Heim

For the second year running, the Altimapa team has put together a few lines on their reading choices for the summer vacations. This year we combine an interest in history, mythology, tap dancing and, as may be expected, business. There is a strong preference for non-fiction, even more so than last year - maybe that reflects how the world is turning out to be stranger than fiction!

Elevator Deals: The answer to unlock a deal?

There is little doubt that growth via acquisition is a sound strategy for an ambitious small or medium business to adopt. The speed of growth is almost always considerably faster than organic growth relying on marketing and sales strategies that are also often limited by capacity issues.

Conversely some of the best businesses are just ...