CITY VIEWS: DO YOU EXPECT MORE BRITISH COMPANIES TO BE ACQUIRED BY FOREIGN PREDATORS?

MARK SEGELOV | QUANTAINIA

“If Britain wants to operate in a global market it is going to have to expect more takeovers by foreign companies, and there will be more. But Britain has to also make sure that it takes the opportunity to buy up companies in other countries.”

DAVOR LALIC | WILLIS

“There will be more acquisitions of British companies by foreign investors because the weakened pound makes them cheap and attractive at the moment. As long as money comes into the country, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.”

MATTHEW SIVETER | AVIVA

“Britain isn’t being protectionist about our companies and so of course they are wide open to being snapped up by foreigners. Because of the recession, our companies are now better looking to foreign investors and I think there will be more takeovers from outsiders.”