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M&A Deals Could Reach Record Level in 2018

16 Apr, 2018

M&A Deals Could Reach Record Level in 2018

​Mergers and acquisitions bankers could see a record year for activity, with more than two-thirds of large companies globally expecting to complete more deals this year than in the previous...

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India Declares M&A Deals Worth $18.53 bn in Jan-March

13 Apr, 2018

India Declares M&A Deals Worth $18.53 bn in Jan-March

During the quarter, domestic M&A values recorded a whopping 5.3 times increase year-on-year...

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Global M&A Activity Hits Record

09 Apr, 2018

Global M&A Activity Hits Record

In the first three months of 2018, there were 3,774 deals globally, totaling $890.7 billion. So far this year, there have been $393.9 billion invested in U. S. companies....

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Race to Become a Global Player

27 Mar, 2018

Race to Become a Global Player

On Monday, news broke that U. K.-based JD Sports Fashion had agreed to buy U. S. sportswear retailer Finish Line Inc. in a deal worth $558 million. In response to the acquisition​, some analysts...

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KISS: K-keep I-it S-simple and S-stupid​

23 Mar, 2018

KISS: K-keep I-it S-simple and S-stupid​

Keep It Simple and Stupid. This saying has been around since the 1960s, but seems to become more and more relevant to our lives every single day....

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20 Must-Read Books

13 Mar, 2018

20 Must-Read Books

​The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas and it obviously has no lack of gripping topics for authors to write about. Here are our 20 suggestions....

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The Six Types of Successful Acquisitions

05 Mar, 2018

The Six Types of Successful Acquisitions

There is no magic formula to make acquisitions successful. Like any other business process, they are not inherently good or bad. Each deal must have its own strategic logic....

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What is The Difference Between Private Equity and Venture Capital?

03 Mar, 2018

What is The Difference Between Private Equity and Venture Capital?

Private equity is sometimes confused with venture capital because they both refer to firms that invest in companies and exit through selling their investments in equity financing...

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Investopedia: What is Private Equity?

02 Mar, 2018

Investopedia: What is Private Equity?

Private equity is capital that is not listed on a public exchange. Private equity is composed of funds and investors that directly invest in private companies, or that engage in buyouts of public companies...

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Guide To Equity Release Or «Cash-Out»

28 Feb, 2018

Guide To Equity Release Or «Cash-Out»

The concept of cash out encompasses several different types of transactions. The common theme is that the shareholders are unlocking some of the capital value of the business by extracting liquidity (cash)...

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Refinancing and Minority Equity as Partial Exit Strategies

24 Feb, 2018

Refinancing and Minority Equity as Partial Exit Strategies

There are more and more cases of business owners who are not ready to sell their businesses, yet would like to take some risk and liquidity off the table. The good news is that there are ways to achieve this ob...

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Investopedia: What is Debt Financing?

19 Feb, 2018

Investopedia: What is Debt Financing?

Debt financing occurs when a firm raises money for working capital or capital expenditures by selling debt instruments to individuals and/or institutional investors. In return for lending the money...

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Investopedia: What is Equity Financing?

19 Feb, 2018

Investopedia: What is Equity Financing?

Equity financing is the process of raising capital through the sale of shares in an enterprise. Equity financing essentially refers to the sale of an ownership interest to raise funds for business purposes....

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Investopedia: What is Mezzanine Financing?

19 Feb, 2018

Investopedia: What is Mezzanine Financing?

Mezzanine financing is a hybrid of debt and equity financing that gives the lender the rights to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company in case of default, after venture capital companies...

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5 Alternatives To IPOs

19 Feb, 2018

5 Alternatives To IPOs

By now you’ve done your research and decided that an IPO is the next step in your company’s growth journey. But don’t forget about alternate routes and dual-track approaches, such as a multi-track approach of...

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How to Raise Capital For a Company in Financial Troubles

19 Feb, 2018

How to Raise Capital For a Company in Financial Troubles

In recent years companies experiencing solvency or liquidity problems were able to raise new capital in the debt and equity capital markets with relative ease. In this challenging environment...

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7 Private Equity Strategies

18 Feb, 2018

7 Private Equity Strategies

Private equity is an asset class that involves the use of equity securities and debt to purchase shares of private companies or those of public companies that will eventually be delisted from the public stock...

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Exploring Alternative Capital-Raising Strategies

16 Feb, 2018

Exploring Alternative Capital-Raising Strategies

Have you been unsuccessful in raising capital for your company? Certainly, depending on the profitability of and prospects for a company, raising capital can be a difficult challenge. However, some industries...

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Bringing Your Company Public

15 Feb, 2018

Bringing Your Company Public

Many entrepreneurs think that it is not possible to bring a smaller company public. They feel that a company needs to have a long track record, as well as show a profit....

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Why Successful Business Owners Sell Out

14 Feb, 2018

Why Successful Business Owners Sell Out

In the world of mergers and acquisitions, there are typically several hundred transactions per week. While many of the multibillion dollar, cross-border transactions attract most of the press coverage...

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Fosun tries on majority stake in Lanvin

13 Feb, 2018

Fosun tries on majority stake in Lanvin

China’s Fosun International has reportedly prevailed in an auction for French fashion house Lanvin, outbidding Qatar-based investment fund Mayhoola, which controls Italy’s Valentino and Balmain....

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Does Nike produce left and right shoes in different countries?

07 Feb, 2018

Does Nike produce left and right shoes in different countries?

In a story, widely circulated on the Internet, Nike (or Adidas, or any other major footwear manufacturer) faced a problem of pilfering on their new factories somewhere in the Third World....

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Oyster Yachts in Liquidation

06 Feb, 2018

Oyster Yachts in Liquidation

British luxury boat building company Oyster Yachts, established in 1973, has gone into liquidation....

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The top wine trends for 2018

28 Jan, 2018

The top wine trends for 2018

What does 2018 have in store for wine? Here are the experts' top predictions....

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M&As In 2018

23 Jan, 2018

M&As In 2018

Global mergers and acqusitions (M&As) are expected to hit a record $3.2 trillion in 2018 after hitting $2.6 trillion in 2017...

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10 Trends Will Drive the Global Fashion Industry in 2018

23 Jan, 2018

10 Trends Will Drive the Global Fashion Industry in 2018

The new year is in full swing and the fashion industry should be poised to pick up on what’s been renewed optimism in retail....

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German Retail Experiences Record Growth in 2017

16 Jan, 2018

German Retail Experiences Record Growth in 2017

​Low unemployment, rising wages and growing online sales have enabled German retailers to achieve record growth in 2017, preliminary figures published on Friday by the Federal Statistical Office suggest....

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Retail Sector Faces ‘Fight to Survive' in 2018

10 Jan, 2018

Retail Sector Faces ‘Fight to Survive' in 2018

Lacklustre consumer spending will particularly hurt the sector, as a result of disposable incomes being squeezed by a jump in inflation coupled with stagnant wage growth...

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Last Year M&A Review and New Year Outlook

05 Jan, 2018

Last Year M&A Review and New Year Outlook

For most of 2017, the M&A picture was mixed: In the US, buyers continued acting on historically low borrowing costs and a strengthening economy. Parts of Europe and Asia drove inbound and outbound investment...

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Global Growth in 2018 Will Be «As Good As It Gets», Goldman, Barclays Say

01 Jan, 2018

Global Growth in 2018 Will Be «As Good As It Gets», Goldman, Barclays Say

Outlooks for next year from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS, -0.61%) and Barclays Plc (BCS, -0.32%) predict global growth will reach 4%, with G7 economies expected to beat projections for the first time since 2010...

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Nearest Fashion Shows in USA. Save the Date!

11 Dec, 2017

Nearest Fashion Shows in USA. Save the Date!

The United States is one of the leading countries in the fashion design industry, along with France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. Apart from professional business attire, American fashion is...

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Nearest Fashion Shows in Paris

10 Dec, 2017

Nearest Fashion Shows in Paris

Paris is regarded as the world fashion capital, and spread throughout the city are many fashion boutiques. Most of the major French fashion brands, such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Lacroix...

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2018 Fashion Calendar in UK

09 Dec, 2017

2018 Fashion Calendar in UK

For decades, UK has been known for supporting designers not only British talent, but has become a platform for international labels. Official runway shows, showroom space, exhibitions and trade shows are just...

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The Key Fashion Events in Spain

09 Dec, 2017

The Key Fashion Events in Spain

The history of Spanish fashion is strewn with great names, all of whom have contributed to Spain’s role as a venue for international fashion shows featuring quality creations of the highest quality and...

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A Calendar of Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs in Germany

09 Dec, 2017

A Calendar of Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs in Germany

Germany is a leading country in the fashion industry, along with France, Italy, the United States, the UK and Japan. German fashion is known for its elegant lines, unconventional young designs, and manufacturer...

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A Calendar of Italian Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs

09 Dec, 2017

A Calendar of Italian Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs

Italy hosts a startling number of fashion related shows, events and trade fairs. A lively competition between Milan, Florence and Rome seems to stretch the biannual ritual of fashion week to last almost...

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Top Specialized Lingerie Trade Shows

08 Dec, 2017

Top Specialized Lingerie Trade Shows

CURVE (Las Vegas, USA, 12−14 February) is organized in partnership with PROJECT WOMENS, the leading contemporary women’s Ready-to-Wear tradeshow on the West Coast with over 350 exhibiting...

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Top Bridal Fashion Shows

07 Dec, 2017

Top Bridal Fashion Shows

Take a look at our selection of Bridal Fashion Shows Worldwide over the next six months. We hope you might find something interesting for you....

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London: One Of The Best Place To Grow

05 Dec, 2017

London: One Of The Best Place To Grow

London saw RevPAR declines in nine months in 2016 but latterly saw a dramatic rally which has continued into 2017. Positive economic growth and the weak pound should help boost travel demand and we forecast...

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Top International Sport and Wellness Trade Shows to Attend in 2018

04 Dec, 2017

Top International Sport and Wellness Trade Shows to Attend in 2018

ISPO (Munich, Germany, 28−31 January) more than 2,700 exhibitors will be presenting their latest sports products from segments such as Snowsports, Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Urban and Teamsports...

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Top International Golf Trade Shows

04 Dec, 2017

Top International Golf Trade Shows

PGA Merchandise Show (Orlando, USA, 23−24 January) gathers more then 40000 visitors: industry leaders, representing 74 countries and over 1100 exhibitors...

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Must-Visit in 2018 International Cosmetic Shows

03 Dec, 2017

Must-Visit in 2018 International Cosmetic Shows

COSMOBEAUTY (Barcelona, Spain, 20−22 January) in 2017 was the meeting point of the most prominent brands and the best professionals of the sector: more than 50 000 visitors, more than 1 100 brands...

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Biggest International Boat & Yacht Shows

01 Dec, 2017

Biggest International Boat & Yacht Shows

London Boat Show (London, UK, 10−14 January) will be packed with global, national and boutique brands, first looks, loads of retailers and even unique opportunities to get on the water indoors....

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The Best Gem and Jewelry Trade Shows

01 Dec, 2017

The Best Gem and Jewelry Trade Shows

This list of gem and jewelry events is nowhere near comprehensive and only represents a fraction of the top jewelry fairs held around the world, but of cause there are many other important industry events held...

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Top International Children and Maternity Trade Shows

30 Nov, 2017

Top International Children and Maternity Trade Shows

Take a look at our selection of most interesting International Children and Maternity Trade Shows over the first part of 2018. We hope you might find something interesting....

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Frankfurt: One Of The Best Place To Grow

29 Nov, 2017

Frankfurt: One Of The Best Place To Grow

As Germany’s financial and business center, Frankfurt’s hotel market is expected to benefit from the country’s economic growth as well as recovering Eurozone countries into 2017 and 2018....

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Top International Footwear Trade Shows

29 Nov, 2017

Top International Footwear Trade Shows

Take a look at our selection of Footwear Trade Shows over the first part of 2018. We hope you might find something interesting for you....

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Top Drink & Beverage Trade Shows around the World

22 Nov, 2017

Top Drink & Beverage Trade Shows around the World

Take a look at our selection of Drink / Beverage Trade Shows, Conferences and Festivals taking place around the World over the next twelve months. We hope you might find something interesting for you....

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BaselWorld Cuts Number of Exhibitors by Half

21 Nov, 2017

BaselWorld Cuts Number of Exhibitors by Half

Show organizers just announced that the 2018 edition of the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show will have between 600 and 700 exhibitors, down from 1,300 this year....

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World of Luxury

19 Nov, 2017

World of Luxury

​The economic environment for luxury brands continues to be challenging, with slow growth in major developed economies, high levels of debt in emerging markets, deflation or low inflation in rich countries...

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Key Forces Shaping the Luxury Market

19 Nov, 2017

Key Forces Shaping the Luxury Market

In last year’s we looked at ‘luxury's new normal', mid-way through ‘the decade of change', and we discussed the opportunities created by changing consumer behaviors, the blurring of channels to market...

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Madrid: One Of The Best Place To Grow

17 Nov, 2017

Madrid: One Of The Best Place To Grow

As the Spanish economy is expected to continue its recovery and Madrid gains further competitiveness as a major business centre, expectations for the hotel market remain favorable....

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Company Valuation Methods. Most Common Errors in Valuations (Part 8)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Most Common Errors in Valuations (Part 8)

The following list contains the most common errors:...

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Company Valuation Methods. Which is the Best Method to Use? (Part 7)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Which is the Best Method to Use? (Part 7)

The fundamental problem with the methods is that some are based solely on the balance sheet, others are based on the income statement, but none of them consider anything but historic data. We could imagine two...

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Company Valuation Methods. Basic Stages of a Valuation by Cash Flow Discounting (Part 6)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Basic Stages of a Valuation by Cash Flow Discounting (Part 6)

The basic stages in performing an accurate valuation by cash flow discounting are:...

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Company Valuation Methods. Cash Flow Discounting-Based Methods (Part 5)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Cash Flow Discounting-Based Methods (Part 5)

These methods seek to determine the company’s value by estimating the cash flows it will generate in the future and then discounting them at a discount rate matched to the flows' risk....

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Company Valuation Methods. Goodwill-Based Methods (Part 4)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Goodwill-Based Methods (Part 4)

Generally speaking, goodwill is the value that a company has above its book value or above the adjusted book value. Goodwill seeks to represent the value of the company’s intangible assets, which often do not...

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Company Valuation Methods. Income Statement-Based Methods. (Part 3)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Income Statement-Based Methods. (Part 3)

Unlike the balance sheet-based methods, these methods are based on the company’s income statement. They seek to determine the company’s value through the size of its earnings, sales or other indicators....

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Company Valuation Methods. Balance Sheet-Based Methods (Shareholders' Equity) (Part 2)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods. Balance Sheet-Based Methods (Shareholders' Equity) (Part 2)

These methods seek to determine the company’s value by estimating the value of its assets. These are traditionally used methods that consider that a company’s value lies basically in its balance sheet....

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Company Valuation Methods (Part 1)

09 Nov, 2017

Company Valuation Methods (Part 1)

​Understanding the mechanisms of company valuation is useful not only because of the importance of valuation in acquisitions and mergers but also because the process of valuing the company and its business unit...

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Eurozone Economic Sentiment at Highest Since 2001

31 Oct, 2017

Eurozone Economic Sentiment at Highest Since 2001

Eurozone economic sentiment rose in October for the fifth consecutive month to reach its highest level since the start of 2001, showing almost no impact from the Catalan crisis, according to European Commission...

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Milan: One Of The Best Place To Grow

28 Oct, 2017

Milan: One Of The Best Place To Grow

​Milan is one of the most important Italian cities not only for business but also for international fashion and fairs. The hotel market experienced considerable growth in 2015, driven by the EXPO....

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Paul Newman’s Daytona Rolex Sells for a Record $17.8 Million

27 Oct, 2017

Paul Newman’s Daytona Rolex Sells for a Record $17.8 Million

A Rolex that once belonged to Paul Newman became the most expensive wristwatch ever sold in an auction as it fetched $17.8 million Thursday night in New York....

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Clariant and Huntsman call off $20bn merger deal today

27 Oct, 2017

Clariant and Huntsman call off $20bn merger deal today

Chemicals groups admit defeat in face of opposition from US activist investors. It would have created the world’s 2nd biggest specialty chemicals company...

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7 Future Cities of the World

20 Oct, 2017

7 Future Cities of the World

With a drastic increase in population of the world and the space getting smaller — inventors, architects, developers are all coming up with unique and inventive ideas to utilize more and more space — ideas like...

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Real estate — the 2030 view

20 Oct, 2017

Real estate — the 2030 view

We are building buildings into a technological future that we have no idea what it will look like...

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New Trends Shaping The Alcohol Industry in US

18 Oct, 2017

New Trends Shaping The Alcohol Industry in US

Consumers today want to know more about the history and production methods behind what they drink. They enjoy experimenting across categories and styles. As a result, they are less brand-loyal than ever before...

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Say Goodbye to the China Bid (By Aaron Back)

13 Oct, 2017

Say Goodbye to the China Bid (By Aaron Back)

In the years ahead, financial markets around the world will have to live without the ever-present China bid. Whether China was a savvy investor or the dumb money, asset prices will likely be lower....

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Lisbon: One Of The Best Place To Grow

12 Oct, 2017

Lisbon: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Following three consecutive strong years in RevPAR growth, we forecast continued growth in Lisbon’s hotel market. Limited new supply and large conferences and events planned in the city are expected to push ADR...

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Top 10 luxury companies

11 Oct, 2017

Top 10 luxury companies

The world’s Top 10 luxury goods companies are the same since 2014, with little acquisition activity by the leading companies during the year. The major M&A event — the €50 billion merger of Italy’s Luxottica...

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World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 2)

08 Oct, 2017

World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 2)

In 2016, global FDI flows decreased by 2 per cent to $1.75 trillion, showing that the road to full FDI recovery remains bumpy. Intracompany loans recorded a sizable drop; equity investments were boosted by...

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World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 1)

08 Oct, 2017

World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 1)

Global investment is seeing a modest recovery, with projections for 2017 cautiously optimistic. Higher economic growth expectations across major regions, a resumption of growth in trade and a recovery...

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Dublin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

04 Oct, 2017

Dublin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

A myriad of factors including the continued economic recovery and improved air access, has helped demand for hotels in Dublin continue apace. 2016 marked double digit growth in RevPAR for the third year...

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Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Trends

03 Oct, 2017

Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Trends

The global luxury market comprises 10 segments, including personal luxury goods, luxury cars, luxury hospitality, luxury cruises, designer furniture, fine food, fine wines and spirits, yachts, private jets and...

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Urban World: The Global Consumers to Watch

02 Oct, 2017

Urban World: The Global Consumers to Watch

Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape. Just three groups of consumers are set to generate half of global urban consumption growth from 2015 to 2030....

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Wine: The Emergence of a New World Order

02 Oct, 2017

Wine: The Emergence of a New World Order

Recent figures in the 2016 report of the International Organization of Wine and Vine (OIV) confirm that the world wine industry is undergoing considerable change. Long-dominant European nations are finding bein...

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Retail and Consumer Products Trends

02 Oct, 2017

Retail and Consumer Products Trends

At the turn of the last century, Marshall Field’s built the world’s biggest chandelier and the first retail escalator in its flagship Chicago location. This turned the fledgling department store concept into...

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Budapest: One Of The Best Place To Grow

30 Sep, 2017

Budapest: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Budapest is increasingly finding its way onto tourist itineraries, bringing robust growth for hoteliers. The industry has a positive outlook as upcoming mega-events and the government’s targeted tourism develop...

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When Is the Preferred Time to Pursue a Transaction?

29 Sep, 2017

When Is the Preferred Time to Pursue a Transaction?

Owners of mid-market companies face numerous issues and challenges leading up to and during the sale process. One big question: When is the preferred time to pursue a transaction?...

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Mandate F. A. Q.

28 Sep, 2017

Mandate F. A. Q.

The present outlines the reasons why a written Mandate is necessary if you are serious about selling your business. Our recommendations and comments are based on our experience....

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How do consumers shop? (Part2)

27 Sep, 2017

How do consumers shop? (Part2)

PwC’s 2017 Total Retail Survey explores global shoppers' buying behavior and paths to purchase. This is the sixth consecutive year we have produced this global survey, which this year tracks shopper feedback…...

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How do consumers shop? (Part1)

27 Sep, 2017

How do consumers shop? (Part1)

It’s no secret that in 2017 retailers are facing an increasingly challenging marketplace. How consumers want to shop — in addition to how much they want to spend — are strategic questions with no simple answers...

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Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 2)

26 Sep, 2017

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 2)

Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly....

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Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 1)

26 Sep, 2017

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 1)

Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the last few years, some important changes....

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Berlin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

26 Sep, 2017

Berlin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Berlin is a vibrant city and an attractive destination for international travellers. The city was hit by a terrorism attack in December 2016 — but reports suggest it has had a relatively short-term impact. RevP...

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Portuguese Wine Regions in 2016

26 Sep, 2017

Portuguese Wine Regions in 2016

There is a lot to be written about Portuguese wine regions and its wines. During the past few years, Portuguese wines have been gaining ground in terms of exportation and, consequently, reputation....

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Top 3 Economic predictions for 2017

21 Sep, 2017

Top 3 Economic predictions for 2017

After falling to below 30 $ a barrel — lows not seen for over a decade — in January last year, oil prices have been back on the rise, almost doubling to around $52 a barrel by December....

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Barcelona: One Of The Best Place To Grow

21 Sep, 2017

Barcelona: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Barcelona has become a key tourist destination and a series of events and conferences planned for 2017 and 2018 as well as a hotel moratorium are expected to drive further growth in Rev PAR, largely through....

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25 Fastest-growing Apparel Retailers in Europe

15 Sep, 2017

25 Fastest-growing Apparel Retailers in Europe

A number of big European apparel retailers are struggling to maintain growth amid heightened competition. Marks & Spencer, Esprit and Benetton are among the names trying to recapture the attention of shoppers...

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Amsterdam: One Of The Best Place To Grow

15 Sep, 2017

Amsterdam: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Amsterdam had another good year in 2016. Supply is still increasing, but the enforcement of official curbs on hotel development should help limit growth and help lift existing hotel performance further....

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Top 5 Wine Trends Expected in 2017

15 Sep, 2017

Top 5 Wine Trends Expected in 2017

The wine world is a constantly growing industry. Each year the statics change, and more wine are consumed. Here are the top trends we should expect to see next years....

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TOP-10 Alcohol-drinking Countries in Africa

15 Sep, 2017

TOP-10 Alcohol-drinking Countries in Africa

Alcohol consumption is Africa is high, but among the 54 nations; here are the 10 biggest alcohol-drinking countries per person aged 15 and above per annum....

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European City-hotels In 2017 and 2018

15 Sep, 2017

European City-hotels In 2017 and 2018

Almost all the cities are expected to see growth in 2017 and 2018. Strong demand has propelled some cities into the spotlight yet again while others have moved up or down the growth rankings....

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Top 10 Lessons for Retailers

15 Sep, 2017

Top 10 Lessons for Retailers

Every decision should be customer centric. A successful business likely focuses on the consumer and puts them first...

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Retail Future

15 Sep, 2017

Retail Future

Ever since Amazon began selling books online in 1995, retailers — and plenty of other commentators — have been asking what role, if any, physical stores might play in the retail arena....

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TOP 7 Forecasts For the Next 10 Years of China

07 Sep, 2017

TOP 7 Forecasts For the Next 10 Years of China

China’s transformation over the past 30 years can be illustrated in a number of dramatic ways: sleepy coastal towns turned high-tech manufacturing centers; Shanghai’s quaint riverfront sprouting an iconic...

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Morgan Analysts Boost Euro Forecast at $1.18 by 2017 Year-end

07 Sep, 2017

Morgan Analysts Boost Euro Forecast at $1.18 by 2017 Year-end

Wall Street’s sentiment on the currency bloc has shifted dramatically over the past few months....

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European Hotel M&A Activity in 2016

07 Sep, 2017

European Hotel M&A Activity in 2016

European hotel deal activity reduced by nearly 10% to c. €19bn in 2016 — still the second highest level ever recorded. The UK’s share of total transaction volume fell from c. 60% in 2015 to only 25% in 2016...

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European Hotel M&A Trends for 2017

07 Sep, 2017

European Hotel M&A Trends for 2017

2016 saw the completion of two of the sectors largest megadeals that were announced at the end of 2015: Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts was completed in September 2016...

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In a Half Way Through 2017

07 Sep, 2017

In a Half Way Through 2017

Nearly half way through the year, IMF has raised its projections to 3.5% global GDP growth in 2017 and 3.6% growth in 2018, slightly higher than its outlook going into 2017. Several factors support this view...

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Five Global Retail Trends 2017

06 Sep, 2017

Five Global Retail Trends 2017

There are 5 biggest retail trends impacting the industry today. Some of these trends have already emerged, with many of the biggest retailers beginning to respond and adapt their strategies accordingly....

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The Long View: How Will The Global Economic Order Change by 2050?

06 Sep, 2017

The Long View: How Will The Global Economic Order Change by 2050?

We do believe it is possible to trace out the broad shape of economic power shifts over this period....

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TOP five 2017 year FDI Confidence Index changes

06 Sep, 2017

TOP five 2017 year FDI Confidence Index changes

European developed markets are also near the top of the list, and Europe again accounts for more Index spots than any other region....

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate in Europe 2017 and beyond

06 Sep, 2017

Emerging Trends in Real Estate in Europe 2017 and beyond

Investors continue to see value in real estate across many parts of Europe. However, return expectations are being scaled down, and the importance of active asset management...

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DD Check List

01 Sep, 2017

DD Check List

Due diligence is an investigation in to the affairs of a company prior to its acquisition....

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Tips For Success In The Wine Business

01 Sep, 2017

Tips For Success In The Wine Business

It’s the dream of many entrepreneurs: Get rich, buy a vineyard, kick back on the porch and relax with a glass of your own wine....

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