The Editor 

Protect and destroy

John Hughman

Protect and destroy

“A UK group with a business model to buy companies, run them better and then sell them [Melrose Industries], wants to buy another UK group that is itself a product of centuries of M&A [GKN]. What’s the big deal?” The question, eloquently posed by our erstwhile companies editor Ian Smith via the medium of Twitter, is definitely worth an answer given the parliamentary attention being paid to the proposed deal.

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