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Oct 25, 2018

The Robots Are Coming. Our Fintech M&A Report for October 2018

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest Fintech m&a report can be found here. It highlights m&a trends and transactions in the seven segments of the Fintech world that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our October Fintech M&A Update. Just over a year ago, we published a piece on the relationship between “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) and North Korean missiles. We noted the AI focus of investor Masayoshi Son (the founder of Softbank) and his new “Vision” Fund and pointed out that Mr. Son and Kim Jong-un are not alone in chasing the pot of gold at the…

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Oct 19, 2018

The Cloud Gets An Edge. Our October Report on M&A in the Enterprise Data and Analytics Industry

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here gives our sense of the current m&a trends and deals in the Enterprise Data and Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our October Enterprise Data & Analytics Report. Data is only useful if it is actionable. In some cases it’s stale in a week; in others it takes days or seconds; and in the case of trading algorithms, military drones, and self-driving cars –it’s meaningful if it can be received, processed, analyzed, returned and acted upon within milliseconds. Local computing sometimes can solve the need for…

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Oct 10, 2018

Embrace Intelligent Globalism: Our October Infotech M&A Report

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest report on the values and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead, can be found here. Please click here for our October Infotech M&A Report. We regularly advise on cross-border transactions, and have done so in 27 countries so far. These deals make up about one-third of our business. We were pleased to see the recent progress on NAFTA 2.0. It stands as an example of what can be done in promoting cross-border trade that is fair for both sides (or all three sides, in…

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Sep 26, 2018

Compliance: It’s Complicated. Our Fintech M&A Report for September 2018

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest Fintech m&a report can be found here. It highlights m&a trends and transactions in the seven segments of the Fintech world that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our latest Fintech Market M&A Update. Compliance is a hot topic at many financial services companies. We’re not sure if it stems from the raft of new regulations or the well-publicized consequences of failure – including the US$500 million fine levied on Commonwealth Bank of Australia for failings that allowed drug gangs to launder money; the $900 million that ING Bank agreed to…

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Sep 17, 2018

Blockchain: A Capitalist Tool: Our September Infotech M&A Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Summer is over! (Not that we slowed much.) As you will see from our report found here, last month was busy in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our September Market Update. Interest in Blockchain-related applications was a continuing theme over the summer. A recent article in Barron’s noted that something like $1.5 billion was invested in Blockchain initiatives in 2018. For some tech writers, Blockchain is all about shifting power to the masses, whether it’s the power of central monetary authorities or the…

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