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Dundas and Bircham abandon merger talks after failing to win partner backing

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  • Well someone's been doing some thinking at last.
    Top three commercial firm with FTSE client base in Scotland seeks to expand in London; WLTM similar, but smaller, in the City with view to swallowing outright.
    Obvious answer? Naturally, a firm with excellent private client and Parliamentary practices; a huge public sector clientele; effective, but smallish-ticket corporate capacity and next to no finance expertise.
    Whoever was responsible for trying to sell that one wants shooting.

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  • Agree entirely. Dundas was always seen as the market leader in all things commercial and corporate when I was oop North. There's nothing wrong with Bircham, but it was a bizarre merger proposition.

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  • If we look at other sectors (not a bad idea for a bunch of professionals who have pretensions to 'business advisors') we might be surprised: some of the most unlikely-looking alliances and partnerships end up being the most successful. If a leadership team has the vision and ambition to create something new, they shouldn't be ridiculed. How many firms truly live up to their claims of being 'innovative"?

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