The news has highlighted a spate of UK companies being acquired by overseas buyers so its good to see a UK company acquiring the business and assets of an Australian company, Dunlop Flooring.

The UKTI has recently been on a drive to encourage more UK companies to export and one way to gain a foothold in a new territory is to acquire. It will need more manpower, financial resources and planning, but it should create a more diverse marketplace and international exposure.

This is certainly one route for all companies to consider. Afterall, the saying goes 'the world is your oyster'.