Technology Capital Confidence Barometer – Drive For Innovation And Growth Sustains Record Technology M&A

Figure 1 Key findings

by Ernst & Young
What is driving tech M&A at such high, sustained levels? Technology executives in this 15th Capital Confidence Barometer say it is the need to innovate and grow — and acquire the talent to do both. That’s simple enough, except for the increasingly complicated economic, business and technology trends around us. […] 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

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

by KPMG
This is an era of unprecedented change for the insurance sector. New technologies, new customer expectations, new regulations and new competitive pressures are rapidly disrupting the traditional insurance business model. In this environment, insurance organizations have no choice but to adapt. The good news is that the vast majority of insurance executives intuitively know they need to be more innovative. […] Read more

Consumer Currents – Food For Thought: Do Grocers Need To Reinvent Their Business Model?

Consumer Currents - Food For Thought: Do Grocers Need To Reinvent Their Business Model?

by KPMG
As Albert Einstein shrewdly remarked: “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” In the consumer marketplace in the 21st century we live in an age where innovation and reinvention is the key to growth. That is the challenge – and opportunity. […] Read more

The Deloitte M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

by Deloitte
We are expecting 2015 to end with over $4 trillion worth of deals making it the highest for deal values since 2007. However, on a last-twelve-months (LTM) basis, there was a slowdown in the volume of transactions in the second half of 2015. Cross-border deals are a major feature of this M&A wave. More than $1 trillion worth of cross-border deals have been announced so far this year, of which a third were in the vibrant deal corridor between North America and Europe. […] Read more

How Investors And Equity Analysts View The Value Of Companies’ Advanced Information Strategies

Figure 1 D&A's impact on investment decisions will grow

by KPMG
Investors who control large institutional portfolios and the equity analysts who advise them believe the use of data and analytics (D&A) has a substantive and often dramatic impact on the companies and sectors they cover. D&A will alter the competitive landscape — rewarding some companies and punishing others — especially in the longer term. […] Read more

When Do Acquirers Invest In The R&D Assets Of Acquired Science-Based Firms In Cross-Border Acquisitions?

Table 1 Sample firm characteristics

by Elsevier Ltd.
Drawing on a multiple case study of acquisitions of UK biopharmaceutical firms, we develop an analytical framework that elucidates how key determinants of the knowledge base of science-based firms and their combinations through M&As interact and affect post-acquisition investment in the target’s R&D projects. […] Read more

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