Majority of M&A deals in Latin America during 2016 have been intra-regional. Industries such as financial services, consumer business, and energy and resources attracted many large investments in the region. Improving US markets may boost M&A in the region as it was the second largest investor during 2015-2016. However, weak oil and commodity prices may act as deterrents to M&A activity in the region. […] Read more
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
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
by Arthur D. Little
Europe is experiencing an unparalleled wave of telecom mergers, but value creation is far from certain. Executives charged with telecom integration are facing pressure to meet expectations on synergies, which increasingly are expected to amount to over half of the purchase price. This Arthur D. Little viewpoint provides lessons learned, benchmarks and recommendations to help telecom executives successfully create value through the post-merger integration process. […] Read more
by Elsevier Ltd.
Reforms implemented by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) post liberalization have drastically altered the business environment in the Indian telecom sector. This sector has emerged as a significant performer in the Indian services domain. The telecom companies have opted for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) as a strategic tool to enhance their performances. […] Read more