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Political and economic uncertainty quashes M&A market optimism for private equity players

Political and economic uncertainty quashes M&A market optimism for private equity players

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 03:09 -12

• Almost half of PE professionals expect a drop in European M&A transactions with PE involvement in 2019 • Worst outlook for UK, Italy and France – Promising prospects for Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Germany/Austria/Switzerland • Pharmaceuticals & healthcare, technology & media and business services & logistics remain the key industries – small/mid caps are the principal targets

Energy efficiency services market to grow to EUR 50 billion in Europe by 2025

Energy efficiency services market to grow to EUR 50 billion in Europe by 2025

Press releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 03:16 -12

• Political climate change targets, the green energy transition and innovations drive demand for energy efficiency services • Market growing by about 8 percent p.a. across Europe and 7 percent in Germany • Software (+14% p.a.) and engineering (+9%) are the fastest growing subsegments of the market

Fierce competition forces accelerators and incubators to position themselves internationally and specialize in specific industries

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2019 00:23 -12

• Accelerator and incubator numbers have increased fivefold globally in the last ten years • Almost half of them focus on a single industry and have an international strategy • Only 35 percent specialize in one particular technology

Europe's cities put their money on hydrogen-powered vehicles: Demand exceeds supply

Europe's cities put their money on hydrogen-powered vehicles: Demand exceeds supply

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 23:54 -12

Cities across Europe need to improve the quality of their air – and fast. More and more city and regional authorities are turning to fuel cell technology, which offers an emission-free alternative for use in vehicle fleets, heat generation and industrial processes. Hydrogen is the fuel that powers the technology.

Technological Progress Sends Passenger Drones Soaring

Technological Progress Sends Passenger Drones Soaring

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 23:49 -12

What innovation could ease our congested transport networks and get passengers to their destination faster? The answer is electric passenger drones. Little more than a distant dream until recently, the market for such aircraft is starting to gain momentum thanks to technological innovations.

How mature companies can reignite their start-up spirit  – New Roland Berger book on re-entrepreneuring presents success stories from different branches

How mature companies can reignite their start-up spirit – New Roland Berger book on re-entrepreneuring presents success stories from different branches

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 23:44 -12

In times of disruptive change, traditional companies must radically overhaul their business models and organizations to survive. A new book from Roland Berger outlines how corporations can bring back the energy of their start-up days and rekindle their success story.

Additive manufacturing on the brink of industrialization thanks to new technologies

Press releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 23:40 -12

Additive manufacturing remains for many companies a niche technology: metal 3D printing is an expensive method of production that is primarily used for building prototypes and making special components for the aerospace and med-tech sectors.

Roland Berger expands Operations practice: Michael Pleuger joins company as new expert for procurement and supply chain management

Roland Berger expands Operations practice: Michael Pleuger joins company as new expert for procurement and supply chain management

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2018 23:36 -12

Consultancy Roland Berger has added to the strength of its Operations practice: New Senior Partner Michael Pleuger, a seasoned expert in procurement and supply chain functions, is supporting the team's global activities, having joined the company on October 1.

Mobility of the future: China speeds ahead

Mobility of the future: China speeds ahead

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 23:33 -12

China is fast becoming the driver of global innovation in the automotive industry. In the race to claim a slice of the future market for mobility services, the Middle Kingdom has taken the lead. One in every two electric cars sold in the first half of 2018 went to a customer in China.

The future of trucking: Autonomous driving, electrification and digital connectivity are set to make smart logistics and up to 40 percent lower operating costs a reality

The future of trucking: Autonomous driving, electrification and digital connectivity are set to make smart logistics and up to 40 percent lower operating costs a reality

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2018 22:39 -12

Trucking is the leading mode of freight transportation in the world today. Some 70 percent of goods are shipped by road in Europe and the United States, with the figure in China topping 75 percent. And there will be no let-up in demand in the years to come.

Financial service providers aren't keeping pace with digitalization despite some progress – As the customer interface gets crowded they are increasingly losing direct customer contact

Financial service providers aren't keeping pace with digitalization despite some progress – As the customer interface gets crowded they are increasingly losing direct customer contact

Press releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 22:33 -12

Digitalization and new business models have created a growing gap between product creation and product sales in the banking sector. Digital platforms are already giving incumbent banks' competitors access to the majority of their customer base and could enable them to market their services to consumers on an even greater scale in the future.

Global bike sharing revenues set to grow to as much as EUR 8 billion within four years – European providers under pressure

Global bike sharing revenues set to grow to as much as EUR 8 billion within four years – European providers under pressure

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 22:28 -12

More and more people are choosing pedal power to get from A to B in the urban environment – and bike sharing enables them to do so quickly, cheaply and conveniently. The dynamic pace of growth in this field has done much more than merely bring the big Asian bike sharing providers into the arena – it has triggered a veritable race to control the market.

Global market for predictive maintenance to grow between 20 and 40 percent per year through 2022

Global market for predictive maintenance to grow between 20 and 40 percent per year through 2022

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 22:21 -12

Eight out of ten companies are currently devoting time and resources to the issue of predictive maintenance in a bid to improve the cost-benefit ratio of their products, plant and systems. But their engagement often goes no further than collecting operational data. Yet predictive maintenance is about so much more than that.

E-mobility: Automakers must invest in battery development and recycling

E-mobility: Automakers must invest in battery development and recycling

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 22:11 -12

The world's seven leading automotive nations – Germany, France, Italy, the US, Japan, China and Korea – are pressing forward emphatically with their e-mobility efforts.

Procurement functions must reframe their role to avoid jeopardizing their company's ability to compete

Procurement functions must reframe their role to avoid jeopardizing their company's ability to compete

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 22:04 -12

From e-mobility to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 5G and digitalization, the list is almost endless. These disruptions lead to the emergence of new products, services and business models in the blink of an eye. In this volatile environment, procurement plays a crucial role across all industry verticals.

Pace of progress quickens for electrical propulsion in aircraft

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 21:48 -12

Electrical propulsion in aerospace is set to bring low-noise, low-emission, and potentially even safer hybrid-electric flight to market within the next 15 years. The pace of development is quickening: With roughly 100 different aircraft programs in development, the number of projects has increased by more than 30 percent since 2017.

Corporate headquarters under pressure from digitalization

Corporate headquarters under pressure from digitalization

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2018 21:44 -12

Around one quarter of companies are not satisfied with the performance of their headquarters. The main reason is that corporate HQs (CHQ) are not up to the challenge of digital transformation and the pressure to innovate. It is evident that CHQ's claim to support modern, digital structures and processes is far removed from reality.

Fashion and lifestyle industry: Anywhere/anytime consumption and fast rotation force firms to professionalize supplier management

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 21:38 -12

Fashion and lifestyle companies need to operate with speed and flexibility to cope with the tough competition from fast-fashion retailers, the need to be present in digital channels and the changes in the way modern consumers communicate and shop. Players have no choice but to adapt their entire supply chain to the new customer demands they face.

Think:Act on artificial intelligence: Roland Berger's corporate magazine wins gold again

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 21:29 -12

Roland Berger has won gold once again in the Best of Content Marketing Award (BCM Award) with a Think:Act magazine on the subject of artificial intelligence. Attracting almost 800 entries, the award is Europe's largest competition for content-driven corporate communications. It recognizes outstanding examples of corporate publishing and other communications.