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Digital transformation and its impact on businesses

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 How digital transformation and business success go hand-in-hand It has become increasingly important for modern businesses to embrace digital technology. Over 5000 employees and managers were surveyed about this topic recently. The majority of respondents credited digital technologies for the survival of their companies during COVID-19. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of digitalization for businesses: Advantage one – It enhances productivity  Cloud-based HR management software allows businesses to monitor employee attendance. Both sick days and

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Strategic actions for enterprise growth

Why Companies Find Mergers and Acquisitions Attractive

Waiting for a company to increase in size through natural, organic expansion can take years. It can even take decades to reach the desired level. However, by using the business strategy of M&A, an ambitious company can become significantly larger in a fraction of the time. M&A is often viewed as a convenient method of combining the assets of rivals. Competition In terms of competition, there are two reasons why companies choose M&A. One is to expand its own market

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How low-interest rates affect the decisions of the management?

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One of the main factors, that influence management decisions regarding to mergers and acquisitions are the prevailing interest rates. Rising interest rates in a slowly growing economy, have a negative impact on the M&A market. This means that the speed at which interest rates rise or fall is a key factor affecting the M&A market. A slow but gradual rise in interest rates in a strong economy builds confidence among businesses and this results in increasing M&A activity. On the

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How Private Equity investors can take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing devastating losses, and multiple sectors of the economy are taking a nosedive. However, private equity investors may find opportunities amid the carnage. In recent years, rising markets made it challenging for private equity firms to invest. Therefore, most of them have been stockpiling cash, waiting for a market dislocation. With the looming financial crisis, the high company valuations that kept them at bay, are collapsing. Investors are waiting to scoop struggling businesses at low prices.

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What is private equity?

Private Equity_Tobias Schwetz

While not many people really understand what Private Equity (PE) does, I would like to try, to give you an understanding of the whole topic and close a few knowledge gaps. What is it? Private Equity is an alternative type of investment, that deals with capital that hasn’t been publicly listed or traded on conventional stock exchanges. PE invests via funds into private companies. Institutional and retail investors provide the funds with money, which they take to acquire participations in companies

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Most valuable private fintech, opens up a new business opportunity

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While small online businesses and start-ups often experience lots of trouble securing a loan from top business companies, Stripe objects this view. Stripe has moved to a new banking area: loans. The most valuable private fintech company announced the launch of its lending service venture – Stripe capital. A new project that will help online companies borrow money to grow their businesses in the United States. The launching was after its last funding, having been valued at $22.5 billion. Whenever

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Mergers versus Acquisitions

Mergers Versus Acquisitions

M&A usually describes a range of business strategies that are used to improve performance and profit. However, M&A is also associated with quite different measures. Mergers are the result of two companies of similar size agreeing to combine their assets and resources into one effective business. An acquisition is one business taking over another. Some may be conducted in unfriendly circumstances but many more are perfectly amicable. A business involved in an acquisition can sometimes be concerned over the apparent

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How Merger and Acquisition deals are conducted

How Merger and Acquisition Deals are Conducted

There can be a variety of motives behind a merger or acquisition. Some companies are hoping to increase in size or create a more efficient enterprise. Others want to raise the value of shares or eliminate a rival. Whatever the reason is, the procedure usually follows the 13 steps outlined below. 1. Identify Targets Companies opting for M&A, usually draw up a list of possible enterprises, which they view as potential targets. In order to determine a suitable target, it

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Does M&A make sense for family businesses?

Family Business

How Mergers and Acquisitions can help family business In any successful family business, family members tend to have different objectives concerning the monetization of their stake in the company weighing that against reinvesting into the business. It is also important to understand that owners are attached to their businesses, not just on an emotional side also on a financial side. This makes it more complicated to look from a rational point of view. The objectives of the individual owners/ shareholders

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Brexit Update 31.01.2020

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In this article, I will keep you informed about the latest changes in Brexit. The UK has now stepped into the 11-month transition period after leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. However, the UK is still expected to abide by the rules of the EU during this period. Because it effectively remains in the single market and the customs union of the EU. Nonetheless, it is no longer part of the political institutions. BREXIT TIMELINE 31 January: Brexit Day-

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