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The Global Technology Market Review – Q2 2021
As we predicted in Q1, deal activity has continued to increase in Q2 and the technology market remains very strong for M&A and public trading and optimism for future growth remains very healthy across all the technology sectors we track. M&A continues to be driven by strong levels of investment by private equity (directly and […]
CRO Sector Update: March 2021
M&A and valuations in the CRO sector – March 2021 The level of impact that Covid-19 has had on M&A activity is comparable to that of the Great Financial Crisis, however, the rebound has been notably stronger. In the last year c.70 deals completed with a significant contribution from the second half of the year. […]
PR M&A Stays Healthy in Q1, with Continuing Interest in Specialist Agencies
Our latest research into the global M&A for PR agencies shows that the market remains vibrant. There were 14 deals involving PR agencies in Q1 2018, out of 193 for the entire marcoms sector, making it the third most-active subsector behind only full-service digital and website UX. It continues the strong showing of PR M&A […]
Julie Langley on where next for WPP after Sorrell’s departure
Partner Julie Langley speaks to Aaron Heslehurst on BBC World News about the latest on WPP’s succession planning, M&A strategy including selling off, competition with the management consultancies and where to next, post-Sir Martin Sorrell.
The Year Ahead – Navigating Uncertain Times in 2018
The Big Changes in Marcoms 2018 Who is doing the buying in 2018? Where are they buying in 2018? What are they buying in 2018? Partner Julie Langley shares our recent research on the big trends that we’re seeing in the marcoms industry at Campaign’s latest Breakfast Briefing. Video Highlights Download the Report
Management consultancies vs holding companies – The Full Story
To date only three of the global consultancies have established marketing specific divisions and these are all relatively new developments with IBM creating IX in 2014 and Accenture and Deloitte launching Interactive and Digital arms in 2009 and 2012 respectively. In terms of scale, the revenues/ staffing numbers do not yet compare with that of […]
How Technology Titans are Tackling a 3 Trillion Dollar Opportunity – Google, Amazon, and Apple Move into U.S. Healthcare
Having transformed the way we connect, shop and entertain ourselves, Alphabet (parent company of Google), Amazon, and Apple are now making big bets on bringing transformative technology to another aspect of our lives, health. The three technology giants are gaining a significant foothold in the $3 trillion US healthcare market and have started activating their […]
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