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Want to get a good deal? Put a woman on it

Companies with no women on their boards may be overpaying for acquisitions.

A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business shows that the cost of deals done by firms with at least one woman at the boardroom table is reduced by 15.4 per cent. Having additional women on the board reduced the costs even further, the study found.