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29th March 2019

RSA Conference 2019

The cybersecurity industry shares many traits with other B2B software markets – it’s growing well, innovating rapidly, and is experiencing strong valuations and record M&A activity. The fundamental difference with other sub-sectors though, is that there is an adversary; not just a competitor but an actor actively trying to subvert or break the security infrastructure […]

Insights
19th February 2019

Marketing M&A highlights: a record number of acquisitions and unprecedented transformation

Marketing M&A highlights: A look back at 2018 Technology, changing consumer behaviour and disruptive new business models are forcing unprecedented levels of transformation across the marketing M&A landscape, and a number of new buyers have entered the space. The Results International infographic is produced every quarter by our team of marketing sector specialists who have […]

Insights
19th February 2019

Technology M&A highlights: record highs in deal volume and widespread digital transformation

Technology M&A highlights – 2018 Market Review 2018 has been a record year for technology M&A with deal volume reaching new highs (up 12%) and total spend increasing from $65bn to $200bn+. Widespread digital transformation across all aspects of the enterprise and increasingly across all sectors is driving M&A activity. As buyers seek to fill […]

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13th December 2018

Top 10 panellist recommendations from our breakfast briefing on: Successfully building and realising value in your services business

2018 has been a strong year at Results International, and having closed multiple deals involving services business, it is evident that there is a strong appetite for services companies with in-demand skills and scale from both buyers and investors. But how are these companies building and realising value without compromising the quality of their service […]

Insights
22nd November 2018

M&A from a CFO’s perspective: Interview with Avecto’s Rachel Cunliffe

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is often the unsung hero of an M&A process. From preparing three-year financial forecasts to answering detailed questions on vendor legal agreements, all while continuing the day job; the CFO plays a pivotal role. It is an area we actively encourage entrepreneurs and investors to bolster throughout their growth phase, […]

Insights
22nd November 2018

Doing business in China and the emergence of WeChat

Asia is driving global growth and is expected to remain the most dynamic region post 2030 and is increasingly attracting strategic interest from the west. International companies are more and more looking to partner with locals and realise the opportunities created by innovation in these new markets. As a result, we have decided to take […]

Insights
22nd November 2018

Pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment industries transition to digital health

The healthcare industry has largely been a late market entrant when it comes to digital technology, but this trend is changing rapidly as pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment companies increasingly develop digital health capabilities. Several factors have led these two healthcare subsectors to focus on digital health. On the pharmaceutical front, stricter regulation, changing reimbursement models, […]

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22nd November 2018

Private equity: changing attitudes to European healthcare

The private equity community’s interest in healthcare has been moulded by its perception of it being an evergreen industry that is resistant to economic cycles and driven by underlying fundamentals and undeniable long-term trends. The fact is, as we are living longer with an ageing population, there is an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases due […]

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22nd November 2018

A buy & build strategy: driving growth in the marketing services sector

Including interviews with Oxyma and Sideshow Group Driving sustainable growth is one of the greatest challenges that businesses face, no more so than in the marketing services space. Organic growth is critical and allows you to control culture, but it takes time. A carefully planned buy and build strategy, using acquisitions to secure new capabilities […]

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