Energy & Natural Resources: Strategic Procurement And M&A Insights 2014

Energy & Natural Resources: Strategic Procurement And M&A Insights

by KPMG
To unlock value for companies, procurement needs to become a strategic business partner. The development of stronger procurement capability in category management, strategic sourcing, demand management and supplier relationship management is required to cash-in on the bankable dollars from superior procurement management. […] Read more

The African Insurance Market At A Glance

Figure 1 Premium volume, penetration rate and growth outlook

by KPMG
We expect to see an increasing level of M&A activity as new investors are attracted to the continent and there is an uptick of inter regional activity, particularly from South Africa. Macro economic and demographic trends continue to support the underlying investment thesis, combined with low insurance penetration levels and a developing sector. […] Read more

Mergers And Acquisitions In The Oil And Gas Industry: Current Upstream M&A Issues And Transaction Considerations

Mergers And Acquisitions In The Oil And Gas Industry: Current Upstream M&A Issues And Transaction Considerations

by Deloitte
Whilst North African countries are returning to “business as usual” post Arab Spring, legacy risk remains around off-take contracts with NOCs, presenting challenges to working capital management. Whilst global oil and gas (O&G) transactions have suffered a modest decline in both deal count and total value in the first half of 2012, we have seen increasing merger and acquisition (M&A) interest by MENA-based exploration and production (E&P) companies and investors looking to utilize excess cash to fund geographical expansion which in a number of cases involves the acquisition of financially distressed assets. […] Read more

M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities And Risks

Figure 1 Attractiveness of regions as M&A destinations

by Marsh, Mercer, Kroll
Emerging market corporations are now more confident in their pursuit of M&A. Chinese, Indian and Russian companies have been prolific in venturing outside their domestic markets to do deals, demonstrating that they are well-managed, efficient and globally competitive. Many of them have recently had initial public offerings on stock exchanges – not so much to raise capital as to demonstrate greater transparency, dispel perceptions of reputational issues and effectively pave the way for future M&A deals. […] Read more

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