Tag Archives: Mergers and acquisitions

2015 Insurance M&A Outlook

Now that the insurance sector has come through the financial crisis and many companies are on better financial footing, C-suites and boards of directors are placing renewed attention on the quest for profitable growth. While growing organically is proving difficult, the strategy to deploy available capital to M&A continues to accelerate. This report by Deloitte …
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2015 Banking M&A Outlook

Following a five-year slowdown in banking sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A), 2015 activity appears to be poised for a rebound across both small and large regional banks. At the same time, the global banking sector is expected to continue its pruning of non-strategic businesses and/or duplicative operational centers, creating opportunities for further business system rationalization …
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2015 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook

Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is expected to increase further in 2015, building on a strong year of activity in 2014 that saw 635 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of US$77.8 billion. According to this report by Deloitte, companies are continuing to realign portfolios and pursue profitable inorganic growth opportunities. In addition, …
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Renewable Energy Policies and Cross-border Investment

The study assesses the role of feed-in tariffs (FITs) and renewable energy certificates (RECs) in creating incentives for cross-border investments and for investments in particular technological portfolios via M&A. The analysis explores the dataset on M&As in alternative energy sources worldwide over 2005-2011.  The report is available to download from the OECD website.

2014 Global Chemical Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

Mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 for the global chemical industry will likely increase due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals, and portfolio realignments in North America. This is according to this report by Deloitte which also projects M&A growth in 2014 as companies focus on key end markets including agrochemicals, bio-based/green chemicals, …
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Exploring the eurozone

Accenture has just published the report “Exploring the Eurozone: take cover or take advantage.” According to the survey, half of eurozone-based companies are actively seeking acquisitions within the eurozone in response to the currency and debt crisis. The survey of 450 business leaders in countries in and outside the eurozone also reveals that although 44 …
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M&A Trends in the Food and Drinks Market

The global food and beverage industry in 2008 was worth around $5.7 trillion, a value which is expected to rise to over $7 trillion by 2014. In Europe the food and beverage industry is the one of the largest manufacturing sectors, employing over 4m workers and accounting for around $1.4 trillion of total manufacturing turnover …
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Getting Back in the Water: Consolidation in the Global Steel Industry

Despite the current slowdown in consolidation within the global steel industry, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) remain a critically important business strategy for companies. This new report by Deloitte Group captures the perspectives of some of the major players in the steel industry. The study looks at their overall M&A strategies, the impact of the credit …
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