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Insights
17th September 2018

The rise in importance of private equity in US technology M&A

2017 was not a notable year for tech M&A in the US. Global deal flow was at its lowest level since 2013 with 3,441 transactions accounting for $325 billion in value. One of the key trends was the shift from traditional buyers such as Salesforce, IBM and Oracle to private equity houses like Vista, Providence […]

Insights
10th September 2018

Software solutions hold the key to laboratory automation

The idea to automate laboratory processes is not a new concept. Equipment containing at least some form of automation has been developed since as early as the second half of the 19th century. It certainly isn’t surprising that scientists have long sought to automate experimental processes, as any laboratory scientist can attest, many of the […]

Insights
5th September 2018

North Asia in the spotlight: marketing and digital services

Marketing and Digital Services in Asia remains dynamic and is transforming how people consume and behave. Increasingly domestic North Asian executives are looking to enhance their capabilities across borders and for most, the rest of Asia is now a primary focus, fueled by greater prosperity and access. The Asian market continues to be dominated by […]

Insights
15th June 2018

The Stagwell Group acquires Forward3D and is hungry for more: An interview with Mark Penn and Jay Leveton

At the back end of 2017, The Stagwell Group acquired the UK’s largest independent digital agency Forward3D in what was its first deal outside of North America. This acquisition was number 15 in Stagwell’s portfolio, having only been founded two and a half years ago and the objective is to get to 30 in the […]

Insights
6th June 2018

Blockchain Technology : facilitating decentralisation in enterprise

Blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies The emergence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Litecoin, has shone a light on the underlying blockchain technology and potential real-world applications of the decentralised, open source platform. Blockchain is to 2018 what AI was to 2017; the must-have pivot, innovation or sales patter driving corporate growth […]

Corporate News
30th May 2018

Corporate Finance Insight Week: 20th – 24th August

Typically, people coming into corporate finance (Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisitions) tend to be from quite a narrow background. We would like to change this. We have put together a programme called the Corporate Finance Insight Week with the aim to give young people that might not otherwise have considered or had the opportunity to consider […]

Insights
27th April 2018

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 […]

Insights
18th April 2018

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.

Insights
19th January 2018

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

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