ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance Magazine) is a leading corporate magazine news site.
Serving the finance sector since 2003, we provide our Global audience of over 168,000 subscribers with the information behind the headlines.
ACQ5, the English-language magazine news portal is read exclusively by senior executives holding power and authority at major organisations. Our readership are the people who will select and authorise the purchase of your products and services. The magazine is intended for CEO's & CFO's as well as other corporate finance and private equity executives from all corners of the globe.
ACQ5 achieves its objectives through non-bias, concentrated, up to date flagship coverage, country reports and multilateral documents, in some cases commissioned by corporate, governmental and multilateral institutions.
ACQ5 is a valuable addition to the sources of expert information required by leading businessmen when they are fine-tuning their corporate strategies.
We work with bi and trilateral organisations, international traders, governments and leading opinion makers to further the core competencies of participating businesses, guiding them to the decision makers within their markets.
Focused analyses of on-going economic and business developments in key infrastructure areas form the core of our publishing initiatives i.e. Construction, Telecom, Information Technology, Investment Banking, Water, Power (Electricity, Gas, Oil, Wind and alternative), Mining and other national and international projects. ACQ has established a basis across North America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. The magazine's depth of purpose and authority is manifested in its value adding environment constructed by distinguished experts who are in direct contact with the cutting edge issues moulding our planet today. Many of them are leaders of corporations, governments and NGO's with a vested interest in strong, stable and competitive global economies.
The Acquisition Finance Magazine takes a sector perspective based on the fact that M&A activity and foreign direct investment in the dominant industries (energy, consumer goods and machinery) is less strongly influenced by national constraints than by sector characteristics. Articles focus on players (who is investing?), targets (who is being bought?) or both (who is buying whom?), as well as the driving forces in various industries.
ACQ5 explores the topics of strategy and human resources. In short: everything that financial decision makers need to know. In terms of its breadth and quality, ACQ5 holds a unique place in the English-language publishing community.
You will find thorough analysis of individual transactions and company strategies in ACQ5 as well as well-grounded assessments of market changes, exclusive interviews with important thinkers, breaking news and updates about people on the move.
We also have regular reports from each of our market specific experts in Featured 5 section, which includes responses to reader's letters and questions.
ACQ5 provides a knowledge sharing environment in its productions.
Who we are:
President & Editor-In-Chief
J Van Dyke
L. B. Kooler
Digital Associate Editor
Senior Staff Writer
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Art & Photo Assistant
Digital Media & Audience Development
Digital Advertising Director
Business Development Director
Marketing & Events Manager
DESIGN & PRODUCTION
Advertising & Marketing Art Director
Print Production Manager
Digital Production Manager
Design & Production Coordinator
Audience Development Manager
Finance & Administration Director
T. A. Black
SO WHY 5?
The IMPORTANCE OF 5 TYPES OF THINKING
Great leaders think strategically.
They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities. When dealing with today's issues, they operate from a broad, long-term perspective rather than focusing only on short-term implications. And they can gather information and make decisions in a timely manner.
Most of all, strategic leaders know how to strike a balance between visualising what might or could be and an effective day-to-day approach to implementation. They can look into the future to see where the company needs to go and what it will look like once they get there. And they can do this while making sure the right things get done on a daily basis.
This type of strategic leadership requires five different types of thinking. Knowing when and how much to utilise each one is the hallmark of great leaders.
1. Critical thinking is the mental process of objectively analysing a situation by gathering information from all possible sources, and then evaluating both the tangible and intangible aspects, as well as the implications of any course of action.
2. Implementation thinking is the ability to organise ideas and plans in a way that they will be effectively carried out.
3. Conceptual thinking consists of the ability to find connections or patterns between abstract ideas and then piece them together to form a complete picture.
4. Innovative thinking involves generating new ideas or new ways of approaching things to create possibilities and opportunities.
5. Intuitive thinking is the ability to take what you may sense or perceive to be true and, without knowledge or evidence, appropriately factor it in to the final decision.
NOW YOU KNOW!
Circulation (November 2017) c.168,000
ACQ5 has established itself as a leading news portal for the corporate market.
ACQ5 has provided and continues to provide a monthly snapshot of corporate news that have taken place around the world.
The quality of ACQ5 is further demonstrated by the seniority of our readers. It doesn't matter if you are a CEO, CFO or Partner of a firm, ACQ5 is required reading. Our readers work in companies covering the full range of the marketplace from Lawyers to Bankers, Fund and Investment Managers to Due Diligence specialists, ACQ is on their desks and computers.
ACQ5 works in partnership with its supporters and contributors, many of our most prominent supporters have been happy to provide comment on their experience of ACQ5.