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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Financial Services Industry Sector

By David Sinyard | Aug 30, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Financial Services Industry Sector. The global financial services market is expected to reach $22.5 trillion in 2021 from $20.4 trillion in 2020 growing at CAGR of 9.9% as per research published by ResearchAndMarkets.com. There will be a rapid growth in this industry as companies are recovering from the impact of COVID-19 and rearranging their operations. Technological changes, emerging investment trends and shifting consumer expectations would continue to push financial services companies to take a proactive approach to innovation. Due to increasing competition among banks and growing demand for a simplified commercial lending process, banks and financial institutions are adopting digitization to modernize their commercial lending business. During the pandemic, the banks that made strategic investments in technology emerged out stronger. In addition to that, millennials shifting preferences away from more traditional services will continue to be a driving force in the consumer lending market. In 2021, the financial services providers would focus on innovation, multichannel approaches to products & services along with the possible regulatory changes. The rise in the digital trends in the insurance sector along with increasing investments in asset management firms would further fuel the growth in this industry.

Posted by David Sinyard.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Food and Beverage Industry Sector

By Jurgen van Dijk | Aug 27, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Food and Beverage Industry Sector. COVID-19 came as a shock to many businesses, as governments around the world shut down parts of their economies and more individuals began working from home. Foodservice closures wreaked havoc on the food supply chain, forcing businesses to rethink their present business models. However, the sector showed tremendous resilience.

Gradual re-opening of economies created new opportunities for the sector and food manufacturers became more adaptable to the changing consumer behavior. The sector will be able to keep up with changing consumer preferences primarily due to food innovations driven by shifting consumer palates and the introduction of creative cooking. The food and beverage industry is adopting the trend of localized production. The US food and beverage industry services market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 7% during 2020–2026, as per report published by Reportlinker.com. Going forward, the food and beverage industry is expected to focus more on health, wellness, and sustainability, as well as a growing emphasis on implementing new technology solutions, in order to improve customer experience.

Posted by Jurgen van Dijk.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Consumer/Retail Industry Sector

By Joe Sands | Aug 25, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Consumer/Retail Industry Sector. According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global retail market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5%, from $20.3 trillion in 2020 to $22.4 trillion in 2021. The retail market is expected to reach $29.4 trillion in 2025, a CAGR of 7%. As per Euromonitor International, the global retail industry contracted by 2% in 2020. The specialty retailers and department stores were severely affected by the pandemic, however, the e-commerce industry witnessed a massive surge in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9% between 2020 and 2025, as per research published by Euromonitor International. The rise in e-commerce is due not only to the growing popularity of online shopping, but also the r ising smartphone penetration across the globe facilitating e-commerce transactions.

Posted by Joe Sands.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Aug 20, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. The Global Logistics Market is estimated to grow by USD 6.9 Trillion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 4.6% during 2021-2026 as per research published by IMARC Group. During late May 2021, COVID-19 outbreaks in and around the key southern China container port of Yantian, had led to temporary restrictions on export cargo for a significant period. Although, full operations have resumed, it is expected that the impact on supply chains will be much greater than the disruption caused by Suez Canal blockage. The disruption in China will eventually spill over and affect European and North American markets. Additionally, sea container and air freight transportation prices have risen due to manpower and commodity constraints, as well as an inflationary environment. Also, extreme capacity issues affected rail and trucking industry in the USA. Manufacturers in Europe and North America are mostly affected by transportation delays caused by suppliers in Asia. Transportation delays are projected to continue until 2022 as consumer demand is expected to expand at a high rate throughout 2021.

Posted by Peter Heydenrych.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Business Services Industry Sector

By Brad Purifoy | Aug 18, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Business Services Industry Sector. The global business services industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% till 2022 as per research published by FranchiseHelp Holdings LLC. The business services industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, vaccine rollout progression, and improving global economic conditions in 2021 is expected to partially offset the contraction that the industry endured in 2020. Global demand for technology and business services has continued to increase in the second quarter of 2021, due to COVID-19 induced digital transformation and cloud-based services, as per report published by Information Services Group.

The global combined Annual Contract Value (ACV) for business services, which is a measure of outsourced contracts, reached a record $19.1 billion, in the second quarter of 2021, which was up by 32 % over 2020. The cloud-based as-a-service market reached a record $11.2 billion while Managed services reached $7.9 billion, in the second quarter of 2021. Recruitment agencies are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to simplify recruitment process as it can automate the process for effective screening and assessment of candidates. Consequently, the employment services are expected to reach $1,677.8 billion in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 9% as per research published by ResearchAndMarkets.com.

Posted by Brad Purifoy.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Technology, Media and Telecom Industry Sector

By Dan Vermeire | Aug 17, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Technology, Media and Telecom Industry Sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increase in demand for a variety of technological solutions. Ecommerce, videoconferencing, electronic signature, collaboration, and cloud-based applications, which had a strong revenue growth in 2020, will continue to grow in 2021 at a normal pace. In 2021, it is expected that the technology businesses would upgrade their supply chains to improve transparency and resiliency. The technology companies would enhance its digital transformation through cloud, everything-as-a-service (XaaS), and edge intelligence. It will also pursue strategic acquisitions to boost its technology and talent capabilities. Technology companies must develop solutions to address vulnerabilities like supply networks complexity, while being environment friendly and flexible to deal with a volatile geopolitical environment. In addition to that, the most pressing risk for the technology industry is data security and privacy. Companies should tackle various regulatory and ethical hurdles related to data privacy and maintain public’s trust as recent incidents of high-profile data breaches have tarnished the reputations of some technology companies.

Posted by Dan Vermeire.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Sector

By Daniel Sirvent | Aug 16, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Sector. The global healthcare and life sciences industry accelerated throughout 2020, and into early 2021 due to increased demand for its products and continued access to capital. It is estimated that $90 billion of private and public capital would be invested into life sciences-related companies in North America by 2021, as per research published by Cushman & Wakefield. The rapid development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines was a massive achievement for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. It also demonstrated the power of global collaboration. COVID-19 has further strengthened the life sciences industry with mRNA technology opening new possibilities such as finding cure to infectious diseases, cancer and more using technology. In 2021, it is expected that the public will demand even more from the healthcare and life sciences industry as the world recovers from the pandemic and adapt to the new reality. The healthcare and life sciences market is recession proof. Hence it will continue to attract investors for more deals and investment opportunities. In addition to that, the increased focus on healthcare and its global impact will push technological advancements, while also challenging businesses to pivot and transform to prepare for the future.

Posted by Daniel Sirvent.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Metal Fabrication Industry Sector

By Jim Zipursky | Aug 04, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Metal Fabrication Industry Sector. The global metal fabrication market was valued at $84,569 million in 2020, and it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2021 to 2031 as per research published by Facts and Figures.Biz. Metal fabrication companies may confront a variety of obstacles if the COVID-19 crisis persists for a long period. Large construction projects were halted during the pandemic which ultimately impacted the metal fabricators. Hence, it is extremely crucial for industry players to adjust to the material shortages. Steel prices have skyrocketed in USA due to its increased demand coupled with lower domestic production and reduced steel imports. Lumber and aluminum are another two examples, that are subjected to additional import tariffs. This has led to increased operating losses and capital destruction for the metal fabrication companies. In order to find the correct balance between manufacturing vital minerals items and maintaining public health, metal fabrication companies should prepare for a new era of greater public-private collaboration.

Posted by Jim Zipursky.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Energy Industry Sector

By Roy Graham | Jul 29, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Spring 2021 M&A activity in the Energy Industry Sector. Global investment in energy is set to rebound by nearly 10% in 2021 to USD 1.9 trillion, reversing most of last year’s drop caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but spending on clean energy transitions needs to accelerate much more rapidly to meet climate goals, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. With energy investment returning to pre-crisis levels, its composition is continuing to shift towards electricity: 2021 is on course to be the sixth year in a row that investment in the power sector exceeds that in traditional oil and gas supply, according to the World Energy Investment 2021 report. Global power sector investment is set to increase by around 5% in 2021 to more than USD 820 billion, its highest ever level, after staying flat in 2020. Renewables are dominating investment in new power generation capacity and are expected to account for 70% of the total this year. Upstream oil and gas investment is expected to rise by about 10% in 2021 as companies recover financially from the shock of 2020, but their spending remains well below pre-crisis levels.

Posted by Roy Graham.

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Spring 2021 | M&A Report In The Semiconductors & Advanced Materials Industry Sector

By Gunther Hofmann | Jul 29, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Spring 2021 M&A activity in the Semiconductors & Advanced Materials Industry Sector. The semiconductor market registered a revenue growth of 6.5% in 2020 despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy as per research published by KPMG. The semiconductor industry will continue to grow due to the mainstream adoption of IoT, 5G and the increasing semiconductor needs of the automotive sector. The industry is expected to register a CAGR of over 6% during 2021-2025 as per research published by ResearchAndMarkets.com. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, first-quarter sales of $123.1 billion were 17.8% more than the total from the first quarter of 2020 and 3.6% higher than the total from fourth quarter of 2020. International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts the semiconductor market to reach $476 billion in 2021, a 7.7% year-over-year growth rate as the COVID-19 vaccines are circulated and global economies begin to gradually recover.

Posted by Gunther Hofmann.

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