Asia-Pacific Health Industries 2016: Keeping You Up-To-Date With The Latest Developments

Asia-Pacific Health Industries Newsletter 2016: Keeping You Up-To-Date With The Latest Developments

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
In recent years there has been a shift in the nature of healthcare, i.e., from reactive to preventative. An integral component of this shift has been the emergence of personalised medicine. Personalised medicine is a model that segments patients by risk of developing a specific disease, based on their genetic profile. This includes, molecular diagnosis and use of biomarkers to segment populations. […] 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

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: India 2016

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: India 2016

by KPMG
The legal framework for business consolidations in India consists of numerous statutory tax concessions and tax-neutrality for certain kinds of reorganizations and consolidations. This report describes the main provisions for corporate entities. Tax rates cited are for the financial year ending 31 March 2016, and are inclusive of an applicable surcharge (12 percent for domestic companies and 5 percent for foreign companies having income over 100 million Indian rupees (INR) (approximately 1,473,839 US dollars (USD) converted at INR67.85 per USD) and an education cess (tax) of 3 percent. […] Read more

2016 Asian Trailblazers Study: Masters Of Multitasking And Transformation

Figure 1. Asian Trailblazers are fine-tuning their strategy along several areas

by Willis Towers Watson
In 2012, an event occurred that went largely unnoticed. For the first time, the percentage of Asia Pacific-headquartered companies in the Fortune Global 500 outnumbered those headquartered in Europe and North America. That year, 36% of companies in the Fortune Global 500 were headquartered in Asia Pacific. Of these 181 organisations, 69 were headquartered in Mainland China and 68 in Japan. […] 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

Cross-Border Deals Tracker: Tracking Deal Flows Between Developed And Developing/Emerging Economies

Figure 1 Number of D2E deals

by KPMG
The latest deals data shows that the volume of developed market investments into emerging markets (D2E) hit a 10-year low over the second half of 2015, but emerging market deals with one another showed strong growth over the same period. Between July and December 2015, the number of D2E deals fell by 3 percent to 541, the lowest number in 10 years. The yearly total is also the lowest in 10 years, at 1101 D2E deals, 9 percent down on 2014. […] Read more

Insurance M&A Trends: A Year In Review And Predictions For 2016

Figure 1 M&A insurance trends 2016

by KPMG
At the start of 2015, we made some predictions around how mergers and acquisitions (M&A) would impact the insurance sector. We did this in order to help clients plan their strategy in a rapidly evolving market. We anticipated a highly active year, centered on a number of key themes including consolidation, particularly within the property and casualty (P&C) segment and where industry fundamentals are affected by regulation, such as the US health care market. […] Read more

2016 Global Chemical Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Outlook: A Quest For Focus

2016 Global Chemical Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Outlook: A Quest For Focus

by Deloitte
In the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) 2015 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook, record levels of chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2014 were observed, with a prediction that strong M&A momentum would continue in the industry into 2015. While the number of global chemical deals was relatively flat in 2015, the strong M&A momentum has continued with the number of global chemical deals in 2015 exceeding the previous six-year average by over 6 percent. […] Read more

Revisiting And Reinforcing The Farmers Fox Theory: A Study (Test) Of Three Cases Of Cross-Border Inbound Acquisition Transactions

Figure 1 Determinants of cross-border inbound deal completion across sample cases

by Elsevier Ltd.
This paper aims to revisit and reinforce the early development of Farmers Fox Theory (Reddy et al., 2014a) by analysing three cases in the cross-border inbound acquisitions stream. A qualitative case method is adopted to explore the findings from the sample cases, which are the Vodafone–Hutchison telecom deal, the Bharti Airtel–MTN broken telecom deal, and the Vedanta–Cairn India oil deal. We highlight discussions on organizational factors, due diligence issues, deal characteristics, and country-specific determinants. […] Read more

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