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Oct 9, 2019

It’s a Global Industry – Embrace It. Our October Report on M&A in the FinTech, Data and Analytics Industry

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Dear Clients and Friends, The FinTech, Data and Analytics world in which we live is not defined by national borders and neither are we. It always amazes us how many people have difficulty accepting this fairly simple concept. A few recent examples include Deutsche Börse’s acquisition of Axioma (we advised Goldman Sachs on its minority investment in Axioma); the Hong Kong Exchange’s recent (now aborted) attempt to acquire the London Stock Exchange (LSE); LSE’s agreement to acquire Refinitiv and our work advising UK-based StatPro Group (LSE: SOG) on its sale to Confluence Technologies in a $230 million transaction with backing…

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Apr 18, 2019

AI and Insurance Tech – What’s Next? Our April Report on M&A in the Enterprise Data and Analytics Industry

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here (please click here for a print-friendly version) gives our sense of the current m&a trends and deals in the Enterprise Data and Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead. A few months ago McKinsey came out with a study on the impact of AI on the insurance industry. It’s worth a read. It’s a slow evolutionary process according to McKinsey –with a focus on four core technology trends: the explosion of data from connected devices; increased prevalence of robotics; open source and data ecosystems; and advances in cognitive technologies. While we…

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Apr 4, 2019

Could a “Minsky Moment” Be Around the Corner? Our February Infotech M&A update

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Dear Clients and Friends, We hope that your New Year is off to a strong start. The Infotech m&a market sure is. As you will see from the report below, m&a deal volume and values are still up in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead. We’re busy. Please click here for a print-friendly version. Last month we put out a set of fairly rosy m&a market predictions for 2019 and we are sticking by them. Global equity markets are still strong; interest rates remain relatively low; banks are lending; corporate buyers and financial sponsors have plenty of…

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Jan 11, 2019

Six Infotech M&A Predictions for 2019: Our January Report

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Dear Clients and Friends, We hope that your holidays were filled with family and a break from the news. Our latest report on the m&a values and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead can be found here. It may help relieve some stress. The market remains strong. As we start the New Year we thought we would share a few predictions relevant to our world: 1. Most of the world’s equities markets will rebound in 2019 –– unless Donald Trump gets impeached, in which case all bets are off. Bull…

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Dec 19, 2018

Data Privacy Regulations Can’t Come Soon Enough. Our December 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 December Enterprise Data and Analytics M&A Update. As this year comes to a close and a new one approaches, it is worth remembering that our world of enterprise data & analytics really does include data. “Data is the new gold” is not just a catchphrase anymore, as data continues to generate increasing wealth for many. As the news media has recently noticed, firms such as…

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