The 50,570 Mile Journey Of Wimbledon’s Tennis Balls

The tennis balls used at Wimbledon have travelled 50,570 miles around the world before they land on Andy Murray’s racket on Centre Court. Slazenger is a quintessentially British sports equipment manufacturer and has been the official ball supplier for Wimbledon since 1902, with its headquarters based at Shirebrook in Derbyshire. But their official Wimbledon ball […]

Firms Will Find No Performance Boost From Private-Equity Buy-Outs

Firms taken over by a private-equity buy-out see their performance fall even further behind their industry rivals, according to a new study. Private equity raises money to buy a company with the primary objective of improving the fortunes of an under-performing firm to ultimately seek a re-flotation on the stock exchange or to sell it […]

Ford Looks to US & Emerging Markets after Announcing it will close Australia Manufacturing Operation

After 88 years of manufacturing in Australia Ford announced it will cease production there in 2016. Global strategy expert Michael Mol believes Ford’s decision to close its Australian operation shows it is honing its strategy on emerging markets and its American home market. Ford Australia president Bob Graziano said that the company’s car plants in Victoria’s Broadmeadows […]