M&A industry trends

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M&A industry trends

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In the evolving world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), new trends and opportunities emerge so quickly that it's sometimes difficult for business executives to keep pace. This page serves as your guide for gaining the context you need to make sense of these critical industry developments—as they emerge.​

Consumer & industrial products

2018 global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook
Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2018 is expected to remain strong, as high valuations continue to be mitigated by improving global economic conditions, continued inexpensive financing, and an appetite among industry participants for growth and transformative M&A transactions.

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Consumer products M&A matchmaking
When two consumer products companies merge, how big of an impact do their respective business models have on the potential success of this new combined entity? Explore four common types of M&A transaction types and the importance of finding a target or acquirer with a similar business model.​

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Energy & resources

Oil & gas mergers and acquisitions report–Yearend 2017
Despite higher prices and a nascent recovery across the oil and gas industry, overall mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity declined year-over-year in 2017. However, there were a number of high profile transactions across the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, and more positive fundamentals could generate significant deal opportunities in 2018 as the industry continues to work under pressure.

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US renewable energy M&A reaches new heights
If 2014 was the year renewables entered the mainstream, then 2015 proved that they are here to stay. Throughout 2015, the renewable sector demonstrated resilience to headwinds such as low wholesale electricity prices, tax credit uncertainty, and stock price volatility amongst YieldCos. Looking ahead, 2016 could be a year of robust growth for the sector, driven by regulatory directives and attractive economics.

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Financial services

2018 insurance M&A outlook
How will US tax reform and regulatory policy influence insurance M&A activity? What impact will rising valuations have? Should companies buy, invest, or partner in InsurTech? Our 2018 insurance M&A outlook examines the trends and challenges insurance executives should consider as they plan their M&A strategy for 2018 and beyond.

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2018 banking and securities M&A outlook
Despite numerous deal catalysts in 2017, bank mergers and acquisition activity remained in neutral. Will 2018 be the year that banking M&A truly gets in gear? Will US tax reform, rising interest rates, and the potential easing of regulations boost the banking and securities M&A outlook for the year ahead? Our 2018 report examines banking M&A trends and expectations across banking, specialty finance, investment management and securities, and fintech.

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The evolution of financial services
This podcast series brings to life articles on mergers and acquisitions topics in the financial services industry. It addresses how operating environments for insurers, banks, and other financial services firms are undergoing dramatic change—from shifting regulations to new entrants that disrupt traditional service models and everything in between. Each episode focuses on changes in the industry and what your company should do in response.

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The evolution of financial services
We anticipate drastic changes in the financial services industry with entire businesses at stake. Find out what your company should do.

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Benefits of robotic process automation and cognitive intelligence in M&A
​This report takes a closer look at use cases for how next-generation tools like robotic process automation (RPA) and cognitive intelligence are increasing the efficiency of banking data conversions and accelerating the M&A life cycle.

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Asset management M&A: Industry outlook 2017 and beyond
Deteriorating economics, distributor consolidation, the need for new capabilities, and a shifting value chain are combining to set off an accelerated and different round of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the investment management industry. Strategy consultants at Casey Quirk, a practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, expect brisk M&A activity to continue in 2017 and beyond. What are the strategic catalysts driving this M&A activity and the characteristics of successful transactions, including integration and post-transaction growth strategies? Find out in the latest report on Investment Management M&A from Casey Quirk.

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Life sciences & health care

Health plan financial performance: 2011-2016
In the wake of policy and market turbulence, how have US fully insured health plans fared? While health plan market volatility typically dominates the headlines, our latest report shows that health plan financial performance varies heavily—given scale, geography, and population.

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Hospital mergers and acquisitions
With a rise in the number of mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry, we conducted a study with the Healthcare Financial Management Association to learn more about the factors that lead to increased value following a hospital merger or acquisition.

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Reinvigorating medtech innovation
Venture capital investment in medtech has declined over the past several years, placing medtech innovation at risk. This report examines strategies and solutions—gleaned from interviews and discussions with more than 20 medtech leaders—that could help reverse this trend.

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Clean rooms and clean teams to accelerate synergy capture
The stakes are high in life sciences mergers and acquisitions (M&A). To justify the record premiums on M&A deals, targets and acquirers need to work together to accelerate synergy capture. But sharing competitive information in the wrong way at the wrong time is against the law. Clean rooms and clean teams front-load synergy capture to drive top-line growth and exceed investor expectations.

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Life sciences & health care private equity issue briefs
Explore certain strategic, financial, and tax issues that private equity investors should consider when evaluating investments across various life sciences & health care sectors.

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Creating value through M&A in the MedTech industry
Medical technology (MedTech) companies entering into a merger or acquisition should explore common synergy levers and value creation best practices throughout the deal process. Uncover how to start creating value and synergies in MedTech M&A.

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How biopharmaceutical collaborations are fueling biomedical innovation
In today's rapidly evolving era of scientific progress and personalized medicine, collaboration across the biopharmaceutical R&D ecosystem has become essential in driving innovation in patient treatment and care.

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Technology, media & telecommunications

How do you retain your data scientists?
Retaining talent after a merger or acquisition is a common challenge for leadership. Especially as more companies scramble to add artificial intelligence and cognitive computing to their core competencies, what steps can they take to keep data scientists happy during post-merger integrations?

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Post-merger integration success in Tech, Media & Telecom
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) would seem to promise a fast track to help technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) companies succeed, but many deals are doomed from the start. There are two main culprits: Failing to clearly understand the value drivers and/or inadequate integration planning. Read the paper for advice on avoiding these pitfalls.

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Tech @ the heart of M&A
Technology has been integral to M&A success for decades. Today its importance seems to expand with every deal, drawing technology executives increasingly into the center of complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. To meet the new demands, we invite you to explore #Tech @the heart of M&A, a collection of Deloitte articles based on direct experience helping clients get M&A IT right, start to finish—from due diligence to planning, execution, and post-transaction integration.

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Spin cycle: The rise of technology sector 'de-mergers'
The technology sector is continually being reshaped through M&A activity. This article will present a brief history of technology sector divestiture activity; assess the spin-off value proposition; analyze the typical drivers of technology spins; present examples of notable spin-offs; and explore how digital disruption is creating opportunities for companies to use both spin-offs and sales to create shareholder value.

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