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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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