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Feb 27, 2018

What Does Healthcare Have In Store for 2018 – Part II? Here Are Our Predictions.

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Dear Clients and Friends, Read more from our February 2018 HIT Market Update here. Last month we shared Part I of our predictions for the New Year covering new risk models, EMR as a platform, and blockchains as the new infrastructure. Here is Part II of our outlook for the year. Valuations of mid to late stage companies could see lower altitudes. Even though 2017 was a banner year for digital health funding at a record $5.8 billion, in many ways, it fell short of expectations. There were no IPOs in the digital health space in 2017, and M&A volume…

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Feb 23, 2018

5 Rules A Marine Would Use To Ensure A Tech M&A Deal Adds Value. Our February 2018 Enterprise Data and Analytics M&A Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here gives our sense of the current m&a trends, values and deals in the four segments of the Enterprise Data and Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our February 2018 Enterprise Data and Analytics M&A update. A recent BCG study analyzed 37,000+ tech m&a deals over the past few years and concluded that only about half of them generated positive “Cumulative Abnormal Returns” (“CAR”). To us, that implies that acquirers are victims of chance. We beg to differ. Marines know that “luck” has little to do with…

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Feb 15, 2018

Pigs Get Slaughtered. Our February 2018 Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our report found here contains an update on m&a deals, values, and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead. Please click here for our latest February Market Update. There’s an old saying in our business: Bulls and Bears make money; Pigs get slaughtered. We are living in good times: in spite of a recent pull back, global equity markets are still up more than 20% over the past 12 months; there is something like a trillion dollars of unspent capital committed to financial sponsors and in the…

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Feb 7, 2018

One $20 Billion Deal – and Four Big-Money Fintech Bets in 2018. Our February M&A Update

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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 February Fintech Market Update. Clearly, the big deal this month is Blackstone (together with Canada Pension Fund and Singapore’s GIC) buying 55% of Thomson Reuters’ financial information business (commonly referred to as “Reuters”, even though the original Newswire business is not part of the transaction.) At around US$20 billion (including debt), this is Blackstone Group’s largest deal since the financial crisis, and…

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Jan 26, 2018

The Chinese Are Coming. Our January 2018 Enterprise Data and Analytics M&A Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here gives our sense of the current m&a trends, values and deals in the four segments of the Enterprise Data and Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our January Enterprise Data and Analytics Market Update. There can be no doubt that this market is large and growing. Harvard Business Review recently said that 85% of those surveyed in the Fortune 1000 have started, or plan to start, Big Data usage. According to IDC, global revenues for Big Data and business analytics are estimated to grow 12% annually…

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