Early Monday. Preparing for a couple of events, this week. One, today, with all countries adopting our new Content Marketing model. Key meeting, considering that content distribution success will depend on country adoption. Second, the 8th Merger Integration Management Forum, (17-18 March, Amsterdam), the Conference I will attend at the end of this week. As […]
My next conference as a speaker (8th Merger Integration Management Forum, 17-18 March, Amsterdam) is approaching and I am dedicating some time today for preparation. Also had a great call to understand the audience. Well, this time will be different: still a marketing-focused presentation, but different audience, different cut, different expectations. In fact, it’s my […]
A surge of deals in the pharmaceuticals, energy and consumer sectors has pushed merger & acquisition activity to an all-time high, surpassing 2007’s peak — but dealmakers have admitted that bond market turmoil and geopolitical instability are their biggest worries for 2016.
Sometime mergers go well. Other times they fail. The one between SE and Aveva just failed – even before its formal start… See if you can spot from Aveva’s shares when its tie-up with Schneider Electric collapsed https://t.co/XgMYOBUNC9 pic.twitter.com/PspBI8aoDx — fastFT (@fastFT) December 15, 2015
Interesting piece from the FT about the super-acquisitions of the last six months. Not counting last rumours about SalesForce.com. After the financial crisis, so this counter-narrative goes, companies suspended payouts to investors and looked inward to aggressively cut costs. Even as balance sheets improved, executives remained timid and turned to share repurchases and dividends to […]
In January 2014 the industrial automation giant Schneider Electric acquired Invensys plc thus expanding its product offering in the field of Control Systems, Software and Services. As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, […]