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Cash on prescription 2013The 14 leading pharma companies have up to US$40 billion tied up unnecessarily in working capital. What strategies can help companies increase efficiency?20130814August 2013
Consumer products deals quarterly: Q2 13Deal activity has declined significantly in the consumer products sector, but is set to recover. Find out more.20130731July 2013
M&A and capital raising in mining and metals - 1H 2013Activity over the first half of 2013 has been subdued – but low valuations, divestitures and cash-strapped juniors have set the stage for a buyers’ market.20130730July 2013
Get it right - before, during and after the dealHow do top dealmakers set the right strategy, recognize the right target and achieve the best synergies through a merger? Find out in Capital Insights.20130726July 2013
Total shareholder return: power and utilitiesInvestors aggressively pursuing yield have pushed utility valuations to pre-financial crisis levels, but are recent shifts in policies and market conditions signaling a new paradigm?20130725July 2013
Cash on the road 2013Our annual working capital report finds improved WC performance. But will this trend continue and how will regional factors influence it?20130722July 2013
Multiple: European buyouts watch, July – 2013As the deal pipeline continues to strengthen and exits are increasing, is the private equity market set for more activity? Learn more.20130725July 2013
Working capital management 2013: all tied upIn 2012, the performance of working capital was down in Europe but up in the US. Our report explores this diverging trend and highlights opportunities.20130626June 2013
Cash on the table 2013Our research shows 21 leading consumer products companies still have US$34 billion tied up in working capital. How can they adapt to the brand new order?20130626June 2013
China in transition: insights for global companiesWe outline how the standing committee for the Chinese Communist Party intends to accelerate plans to transform the nation's political and economic structure. Learn more.20130415April 2013
8th Global Capital Confidence BarometerOur latest barometer shows a clear rebound in corporate confidence. After years of conservative decision-making, executives are steadily trending toward an investing agenda. Learn more.20130408April 2013
Global M&A tax survey and trendsThe harder that company boards press for deals to deliver the value they promise, the more that tax directors play a critical role in identifying and delivering that value. That's the message in our second annual review of trends affecting tax aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.20130215February 2013
Maximizing divestment successOur study of 567 global executives reveals five leading practices that can help companies avoid leaving value on the table. Learn more.20130131January 2013
Divestitures: Growing trend in technology M&ATechnology industry dynamics demand nimble corporate development, increasing shareholder return, key considerations for success, program management, transition service agreements, and customer/vendor relationships.20120913September 2012
Uncertainty lingers despite EU summit deal

3 July 2012
Uncertainty lingers despite EU summit deal

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
3 July 2012 - Uncertainty lingers despite EU summit deal
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120703July 2012
Political uncertainty contributes to volatile markets

26 June 2012
Political uncertainty contributes to volatile markets

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
26 June 2012 - Political uncertainty contributes to volatile markets
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120626June 2012
Political and financial turmoil intensify fears of contagion

19 June 2012
Markets lacklustre after Greek elections

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
19 June 2012 - Markets lacklustre after Greek elections
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120619June 2012
Political and financial turmoil intensify fears of contagion

12 June 2012
Eurozone agrees support for Spanish banks

Dougald Middleton reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
12 June 2012 - Eurozone agrees support for Spanish banks
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120612June 2012
Political and financial turmoil intensify fears of contagion

29 May 2012
Recovery falters as markets press for Greek finale

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
29 May 2012 - Recovery falters as markets press for Greek finale
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120529May 2012
Political and financial turmoil intensify fears of contagion

22 May 2012
Political and financial turmoil intensify fears of contagion

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
22 May 2012 - Political and financial turmoil intensify fears of contagion
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120522May 2012
Despite volatility and bad news, markets display element of resilience

15 May 2012
Despite volatility and bad news, markets display element of resilience

Luke Reeve and Dougald Middleton review the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
15 May 2012 - Volatility returns to the markets
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120515May 2012
Politics set to dominate as austerity bites and Europe’s leaders stumble.

1 May 2012
Politics set to dominate as austerity bites and Europe’s leaders stumble.

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
1 May 2012 - Politics set to dominate as austerity bites and Europe’s leaders stumble.
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120501May 2012
Uncertain credit markets stutter as Eurozone politics return to center stage

24 April 2012
Uncertain credit markets stutter as Eurozone politics return to center stage

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
24 April 2012 - Uncertain credit markets stutter as Eurozone politics return to center stage
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120424April 2012
Uncertain signals lead to waning investor confidence

17 April 2012
Uncertain signals lead to waning investor confidence

Dougald Middleton reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
17 April 2012 - Uncertain signals lead to waning investor confidence
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120417April 2012
Credit markets signal a modest rebalancing of risk

3 April 2012
Credit markets signal a modest rebalancing of risk

Mark Jarvis reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
3 April 2012 - Credit markets signal a modest rebalancing of risk
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120403April 2012
Markets ease on growth concerns

27 March 2012
Markets ease on growth concerns

Mark Jarvis reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
27 March 2012 - Markets ease on growth concerns
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120327March 2012
Boost to bond issuance as spreads continue to tighten

20 March 2012
Boost to bond issuance as spreads continue to tighten

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
20 March 2012 - Boost to bond issuance as spreads continue to tighten
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120320March 2012
Greek debt swap lifts investor confidence

13 March 2012
Greek debt swap lifts investor confidence

Luke Reeve reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
13 March 2012 - Greek debt swap lifts investor confidence
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120313March 2012
Lingering uncertainty in the Eurozone

6 March 2012
Lingering uncertainty in the Eurozone

Dougald Middleton reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
6 March 2012 - Lingering uncertainty in the Eurozone
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120306March 2012
Equities climb as a second Greek bail-out is agreed

28 February 2012
Equities climb as a second Greek bail-out is agreed

Mark Jarvis reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
28 February 2012 - Equities climb as a second Greek bail-out is agreed
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120228February 2012
Global equities rally on hopes for second Greek bailout

21 February 2012
Global equities rally on hopes for second Greek bailout

Mark Jarvis speaks with Dougald Middleton.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
21 February 2012 - Global equities rally on hopes for second Greek bailout
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120221February 2012
The Greek Parliament’s approval of unpopular austerity measures

14 February 2012
The Greek Parliament’s approval of unpopular austerity measures

Mark Jarvis reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
14 February 2012 - The Greek Parliament’s approval of unpopular austerity measures
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120214February 2012
Tentative political agreement to the proposed bailout framework

7 February 2012
Tentative political agreement to the proposed bailout framework

Mark Jarvis speaks with Dougald Middleton.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
7 February 2012 - Tentative political agreement to the proposed bailout framework
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120207February 2012
Equity markets saved by the Fed

31 January 2012
Equity markets saved by the Fed

Mark Jarvis reviews the week in the global capital and debt markets.

Weekly insights video from global capital and debt markets
30 January 2012 - Equity markets saved by the Fed
Spend 5 minutes with our highly experienced capital market professionals as they talk through the highlights from the markets last week.
20120130January 2012
Size matters in working capital The size of a company indicates the strength of its working capital performance. Find out why large companies have lower WC requirements in our insights report. 20111019November 2011
Securing a more valuable carve-out - the role of tax planning The number of companies selling a business through a carve-out transaction is likely to increase significantly over the next two years. Read issue 8 of Capital Agenda Insights. 20111019November 2011
Cash on prescription: pharmaceutical companies and working capital Pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe improved working capital performance in 2010 compared with 2009. Was this improvement enough to reverse the previous deterioration? 20111019October 2011
Joint ventures and divestitures: oil and gas With regulatory and operational changes, the oil and gas market is likely to see a steady stream of joint ventures and strategic alliances. Our latest Transaction trends outlines important factors to consider for your growth strategy in this changing sector. 20110607June 2011
Companies continue to tie up working capital Learn why companies still have over US$1.1 trillion in cash unnecessarily tied up in working capital. 20110616June 2011
Cash on the table: working capital in consumer products Increased competition and consolidation in retail and volatile commodity prices have forced the consumer products industry to intensify its focus on cash, cost efficiency and working capital. 20110623June 2011
Cash on the chip: working capital in technology The US technology industry has experienced rapid evolution in recent years and technology organizations are now more global, portfolio offerings have expanded and operating models are more efficient. 20110621June 2011
Cash on the road: working capital in the automotive industry While there is evidence of progress in some areas of working capital, we see significant opportunity for improvement across the entire working capital value chain for the automotive industry. 20110614June 2011
Confidence in the global economy continues to climb Our fourth Capital Confidence Barometer reports that confidence in the global economy has almost doubled in the last six months. 20110527May 2011
Toward transaction excellence When a business has a highly skilled corporate development officer (CDO) and corporate development team that is committed to continually improving strategy, strong deal value and satisfaction can result. 20110513May 2011
Global IPO activity continues to rebound in 2011 Our eighth annual report analyzes key IPO trends from 2010 and what to expect in the global IPO market in 2011. 20110520May 2011
Integration is key to successful acquisitions Based on insights from post-deal transaction reviews and results from our recent survey of leading corporate development officers, this report highlights winning tactics for successful integrations. 20110520May 2011
Eight ways to capture value through carve-outs Carve-outs are again emerging as an attractive option for both sellers and buyers. See some winning tactics buyers and sellers can use now, and six costly mistakes to avoid. 20110520May 2011
Cash on the prescription: working capital management 2010 The top 14 US and European pharmaceutical companies may have up to US$37b tied up unnecessarily in working capital. How can pharma companies correct this? 20110521May 2011
Full steam ahead: Brazilian economy on track for substantial growth The Central Bank of Brazil predicts a 7% annual growth rate over the next few years. What's driving this increase in optimism? Learn more about the improved capital and credit environment that is encouraging renewed investor interest in the country. 20110401April 2011
Global venture capital insights and trends The last decade was anything but normal for the global venture industry. Today, as the economy shows signs of improvement, we see some clear trends in the venture industry as it emerges from the preceding turbulent decade and positions itself for success in the coming one. 20110103March 2011
M&A maturity: Assessing risks and opportunities The enhanced appetite for transactions has led to an increase in the volume and value of M&A in today’s economy. Find out why in our M&A maturity report, which provides a high-level summary of risks and opportunities for M&A transactions in 175 countries around the world. 20110131January 2011
Investing in China: mapping JV integration to deliver value Capital Agenda Insights: multinationals need to rethink their investment approaches in China. 20110301March 2011
Islamic finance offers capital opportunities Capital Agenda Insights: the potentially widespread appeal of Islamic financial instruments suggests strong growth prospects ahead. 20110201February 2011
Challenging assumptions: how to build confidence in uncertain times Capital Agenda Insights: Board directors and lenders are asking tougher questions and demanding better answers about the merits of transactions. 20110101January 2011
Working capital performance improves in telecommunications Performance against working capital metrics in the telecommunications industry is a mixed bag: Companies in developed markets have made great progress in the past decade, although challenges still exist in emerging markets. Our benchmarking study reveals how the most effective working capital management strategies are being implemented. 20110112January 2011
The working capital challenge for oil and gas Is the oil and gas industry leaving too much value on the table? In this benchmarking study, we see huge opportunities for improvement in several areas, including inventory management and demand forecasting. 20101206December 2010
Return of the bond Capital Agenda Insights: the resurgence of the corporate bond market provides a unique opportunity to rethink capital strategies. 20101201December 2010
Year-end cash game is not over Capital Agenda Insights: organizations must implement a truly effective working capital management strategy. 20101101November 2010
Running aground: restructuring an equity-starved shipping industry Capital Agenda Insights: the shipping industry is by no means out of hot water. 20101001October 2010

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IT as a driver for M&A success

IT as a driver of M&A success

Together with Mergermarket, we surveyed 220 senior corporate and private equity executives about the challenges and risks that IT can present in the transaction process. Learn more in our latest report and video.

Size matters in working capital

Size matters in working capital

Large companies are better at managing working capital than small- and medium-size enterprises. Learn why in our latest issue of Capital Agenda Insights.