Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Does Seizing Competitive Advantage Mean Deals Take Center Stage?

Figure 1 What is your perspective on the state of the economy today at the global level?

by Ernst & Young
Deals take center stage as companies reinvent their corporate strategy in response to a permanently reshaped landscape. Everything is changing for executives — except the expectations of their investors and stakeholders around higher growth and returns. Profitable growth is a mainstay demand of business. The list of what is changing includes unprecedented technological advances, the blurring of sector lines, uneven geographic growth, workforce dynamics and more geopolitical uncertainty. […] Read more

Deal Capsule: Transactions In Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals July 2016

Table 1-2 Pharmaceuticals July 2016

by KPMG
The number of completed deals remained high in both sectors in HY1 2016. While total deal value for pharmaceuticals decreased, chemicals witnessed a 40% increase in HY1 2016 versus HY1 2015. Pharmaceutical M&A was impacted by stock market volatility, while new US regulatory rules struck down the $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan merger. Oncology and dermatology were key areas of interest for big pharma, who were especially keen on acquiring biotech assets. […] Read more

‘Western’ Professional Ethics Challenged By Foreign Acquisitions: German Managers’ Patterns Of Interpretation Surrounding Chinese And Indian Investors

Figure 1 Predominant descriptions-interpretations of foreign investors

by Elsevier Ltd.
In times of globalisation managers are often involved in crossborder acquisitions. This contribution analyses how German managers interpret their new business partners after acquisition of their companies by foreign investors from China and India. At first glance, managers appear to extend a cosmopolitan welcome to the new owners. […] Read more

Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Buying And Bonding: Alliances Join M&A As Engines Of Growth

Figure 1 Key MA findings

by Ernst & Young
Our latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer continues to find a strong acquisition appetite together with a growing inclination to forge new alliances. Prolonged economic challenges are driving investment decisions, leading companies to ally and cooperate to generate growth as well as compete and acquire to gain market share. […] Read more

Deal Capsule: Transactions In Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals April 2016

Deal Capsule: Transactions In Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals April 2016

by KPMG
While the number of completed pharma deals were slightly higher in Q1 2016 versus Q1 2015, deal value was far lower in the absence of any >$10 billion completions. Only one deal exceeded $5 billion in Q1 2016 (versus 8 in Q1 2015). Specialization continues to be a driving force in Q1 2016, especially in sectors such as OTC, rare diseases and oncology. Declines in transaction values were also witnessed in chemicals. Downstream specialty chemicals was the leading focus area, notably in applications, resins and agrochemicals. […] Read more

Metro will sich aufspalten

Metro Diagramm 1

by Handelsblatt
Kurz nach seinem Amtsantritt als Metro-Chef im Januar 2012 setzte Olaf Koch ein Zeichen. Er verlegte sein Büro vom Hauptgebäude der Düsseldorfer Zentrale, der Brücke 1, zur Brücke 13, von wo das Tagesgeschäft der Großhandelsmärkte geführt wird. Damit rückte er „Cash & Carry“ wieder in den Fokus des Handelskonzerns – die Sparte, mit der bei Metro vor gut 50 Jahren alles begann. […] Read more

Metro will sich aufspalten

Metro Diagramm 1

by Handelsblatt
Kurz nach seinem Amtsantritt als Metro-Chef im Januar 2012 setzte Olaf Koch ein Zeichen. Er verlegte sein Büro vom Hauptgebäude der Düsseldorfer Zentrale, der Brücke 1, zur Brücke 13, von wo das Tagesgeschäft der Großhandelsmärkte geführt wird. Damit rückte er „Cash & Carry“ wieder in den Fokus des Handelskonzerns – die Sparte, mit der bei Metro vor gut 50 Jahren alles begann. […] Read more

Metro will sich aufspalten

Metro Diagramm 1

by Handelsblatt
Kurz nach seinem Amtsantritt als Metro-Chef im Januar 2012 setzte Olaf Koch ein Zeichen. Er verlegte sein Büro vom Hauptgebäude der Düsseldorfer Zentrale, der Brücke 1, zur Brücke 13, von wo das Tagesgeschäft der Großhandelsmärkte geführt wird. Damit rückte er „Cash & Carry“ wieder in den Fokus des Handelskonzerns – die Sparte, mit der bei Metro vor gut 50 Jahren alles begann. […] Read more

Dividing to Conquer

by Handelsblatt
German retailer Metro is splitting into two. Investors think the company’s consumer electronics and supermarket businesses are worth more separately than together. “Metro has been in a strategic quandary for some time — the division offers good potential for a better development of the different segments,” said Vienna-based mergers and acquisitions expert Christopher Kummer. […] Read more

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