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Mar 2, 2017

Big Data and Data Analytics. Can m&a values keep rising? Our March 2017 Enterprise Data & Analytics Market Update

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You will find our latest report on m&a trends values and deals in the four segments of the Enterprise Data and Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead, here. As you will see from our report, values in all four sectors remain strong, albeit slightly off of their 2016 highs as growth rates have moderated a bit. A recent report by IDC predicted that in 2017, the “big data and business analytics” market will grow at a rate of about 11% over 2016 and continue growing at or above that level through 2020. Analysis of “unstructured data” continues to be…

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Feb 8, 2017

Big Data, Analytics, and Politics. Our February 2017 Enterprise Data & Analytics Update

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Please see our latest update on m&a trends for the four segments of the Enterprise Data & Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead, here. In December we wrote a blog post on why Data & Analytics failed the pundits predicting the outcome of the Brexit referendum and our recent Presidential Election. A few weeks ago, in our Fintech Market Update, we noted that, in spite of the fears raised by many of these same pundits, following both events, interest rates did not skyrocket – they fell; and securities markets did not crater; they rose. The sky has not…

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Dec 5, 2016

Why data & analytics failed the pollsters. Our November 2016 Enterprise Data & Analytics Update

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Please find our November 2016 Enterprise Data & Analytics Update, here. Enterprise data & analytics is having a significant impact on every industry, helping companies make better business decisions. It has grown from its roots with power-data users in the financial markets and marketing functions to proliferating across all industries, with the latest technologies enabling businesses to predict future outcomes. We’re even seeing data & analytics play an important role in the public sector, most notably in the recent presidential election. However, advanced analytics, specifically statistical models used to predict future outcomes, has its limitations and flaws. In the presidential election, polls…

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Aug 11, 2016

Competition Can Help Sellers Exceed Expectations

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We are routinely approached by companies, shareholders and boards of directors telling us that their company was approached by a prospective buyer anxious to consummate a transaction. They may even have a non-binding indicative offer in hand – or expect one shortly. It can be exciting to have a sophisticated firm find your baby to be attractive – rewarding to be approached by a big potential buyer and it could be a load off your mind after years and years of hard work for a possible large payoff. But more often than not, we have found that one-off acquisition processes fail, or – at best – result in a sub-optimal deal. The examples are legion. The problems with these ad-hoc discussions are many.

Jul 13, 2016

A Shifting Landscape at the Nexus of HIT and Fintech

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The first half of 2016 was the strongest on record for digital health companies. According to StartUp Health, there was nearly $4 billion invested in over 150 early stage deals. For 1H16, the top digital health investment category was patient/consumer experience at $958 million, or nearly 25% of invested capital. StartUp Health notes that over 7,600 startups around the world are working on digital health. And that’s just the startups.

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