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The Rise of the Cashless Society

Mike Woods

It’s said the first person to use the phrase ‘cash is king’ was ex-Volvo CEO Pehr Gyllenhammar in 1988, after the 1987 stock market crash. He may have been right, and of course, he was talking about cash flow rather than actual cash. Now, however, cash is no longer king. Cash has been overthrown by the ability of more people to …

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The Future of Money – Making Sense of the Fintech M&A Opportunity (webinar)

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11 May 2018 – With payments firm iZettle announcing an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ Stockholm to raise an expected £170m, and the owner of the Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, CYBG, making a takeover approach for Virgin Money, to create the largest ‘challenger bank’ to the UK’s biggest lenders, you’d be right in thinking that the world of …

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Strong M&A Momentum as Traditional Car Manufacturers and Suppliers Buy up Start-ups (webinar)

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When Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel and Continental, joins an electric vehicle (EV) start-up called Evelozcity, claiming: ‘traditional carmakers do not have what it takes to be the leaders in the next generation of transport’, then we know that the once traditional world of the auto industry is experiencing a severe wake-up call. Business-as-usual is now a thing of …

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Why North America Dominates Healthtech M&A with $30bn in Deals

Jonathan Simnett

Hampleton Partners assesses the impact of U.S investment in healthtech sector   When Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan announced their entry into the healthcare market in January 2018, it confirmed Hampleton Partners’ analysis that the healthtech sector is not only alive and kicking, but has a very healthy and long-term prognosis. The healthtech sector spans life sciences, biotech and …

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How Mega Deals are Driving Record Values in the Thriving Fintech Sector

Jonathan Simnett

Hampleton Partners’ Latest Report Shows Crypto, Blockchain, AI and Regtech are driving the future of Fintech M&A It feels like there’s never been a time, not even during the City of London’s  legendary Big Bang in 1983, when open-outcry was replaced mostly with electronic screen trading, when technology has impacted so profoundly on the worlds of banking and finance.  How big …

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3 Reasons Why AI (Machine Learning) M&A is Set to Surge

Miro Parizek

Now as we all know, artificial intelligence has been around a long time. I even studied about AI in the 80s. So why should it all of a sudden rise in relevance? What is the impetus for a surge in related M&A activity in the next few years? Having racked my brains, I have summarised the three most important factors …

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Not all DACHs are created equal

Nicholas Milligan

What is DACH? The DACH Region (short for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) represents a combined population of almost 100 million people and a GDP of over $4.5 trillion, and boasts some of the largest tech companies in SAP, Continental, and Logitech to name a few. Citizens of these countries enjoy very high standards of living, drive consumption with healthy disposable …

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Nintendo and Sony: The Battle to Dominate Mobile Gaming

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After Nintendo’s remarkable success this summer with the launch of Pokémon Go, Sony has recently announced that mobile gaming “is something we are aggressively getting into”. For both companies, mobile gaming would be an important departure from focusing exclusively on their traditional console businesses. Mobile games racked up $24.7 billion of sales in 2015, dwarfing the $3.6 billion of sales …

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Verizon Betting Big on the Digital Ad Market

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24 July 2016 saw Verizon agreeing to shell out $4.8 billion for Yahoo’s core business in a deal that has finally ended its long lasting struggle to remain a standalone company. This transaction ends the prolonged period of speculation surrounding Yahoo’s future: its core business is planned to be merged with AOL, which was also bought by Verizon for $4.4 …

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