What Private-Equity Strategy Planners Can Teach Public Companies

What Private-Equity Strategy Planners Can Teach Public Companies

by McKinsey & Company
Successful PE firms model practices that would benefit any multibusiness enterprise —as well as some that break the public-company mold. In many respects, successful private-equity (PE) firms seem to defy economic logic. They acquire most of their businesses through some form of auction, where competitive bidding drives prices above what other potential buyers are willing to pay. […] Read more

Plotting A New Course: The Impact Of Brexit On M&A Activity

Figure 1 UK M&A volumes and values (H1 2005 - H1 2016)

by Deloitte
In the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, the reaction from currency and stock markets has been swift. It is clear that Brexit has shaken investor confidence. However, M&A markets are typically driven by longer term decision making processes. Brexit has created uncertainties and some M&A plans are being put on hold. But we think the post-Brexit tumult creates opportunities as well. In the coming months we expect there will be both threats to M&A dealmakers and unique opportunities for them. […] Read more

Global Corporate Divestment Study – Learning From Private Equity: Experts At Extracting Hidden Value

Figure 1 Companies achieving their divestment goals

by Ernst & Young
Roughly half of the companies surveyed for our Global Corporate Divestment Study are considering a divestment in the next two years. Yet many of these companies will struggle to generate maximum value from their divestments. This is all the more reason to share leading practices now — particularly those of organizations that excel in finding value. […] Read more

M&A China/Deutschland: Starker Renminbi Heizt Outbound-M&A An

M&A China/Deutschland: Starker Renminbi Heizt Outbound-M&A An

by Unternehmeredition
2014 erreichten die chinesischen Investitionen in Europa mit insgesamt 18 Mrd. USD einen neuen Rekord. Im Vergleich zum relativ schwachen Jahr 2013 war dies eine Verdoppelung des Volumens. Zu diesem Resultat kommt die Studie „Reaching New Heights“ der Wirtschaftskanzlei Baker & McKenzie und der Investment Bank CICC, die auf Daten des Analysehauses Rhodium basiert. Dabei wurden 153 M&A-Transaktionen und Greenfield-Investments chinesischer Investoren im Jahr 2014 erfasst und ausgewertet. […] Read more

Insurance 2020: A Quiet Revolution – The Future Of Insurance M&A

Image 1 Insurance M&A

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
The global insurance industry’s outlook is improving. The mature economies of Europe and North America are moving towards recovery, while the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America continue to grow. A pickup in global premiums is forecast, but the industry should not expect a return to the old ways. Insurers are operating in a world where the goal of long-term growth seems to be getting further away. Instead, insurers face a range of obstacles including persistently low investment yields, tightening regulation and overcapacity in many markets. […] 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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