Categories: financial services
Private equity: Lack of availability of debt financing dampens transaction activity
Nordic countries and Spain and Portugal are set to see the highest growth in M&A activity in 2023 Strong focus on small- and mid-cap segments Primary investments (68%) and taking public companies private (55%) are the focus of PE activity
Munich, April 2023: Europe's private equity industry is initially rather cautious about the current year’s development. Almost 60% of
Asset tokenization will have a significant impact on the financial ecosystem
The technology could lead to a new financial trading system that is more efficient, transparent and accessible From 2030 on a total cost reduction of up to EUR 4.6 bn or 24% of the actual cost of trading is expected in equity trading alone per year Growing number of use cases will force regulators to define necessary frameworks
Munich, December 2021: Blockchain technology is
Digitalization in retail banking is accelerating – but innovative technologies still are not high on the agenda
80 percent of banks are only planning to close a small portion of their branches in the short to medium term Just under two-thirds are making bigger investments in digital technologies, though the focus is on day-to-day business and existing core processes 81 percent want to continue to position themselves as customer experts at the interface to the consumer
Banks are not exploiting the full potential of PSD2, and increasingly perceive technology companies as a threat
Large majority of financial service providers (81 percent) see the directive as an opportunity, but still don’t have suitable strategies months after its launch Technology companies are viewed as the biggest competitors by most (71 percent) banks 80 percent of banks regard Open Banking as a priority but are still hesitant to act
Munich, December 2019: The
The Chinese asset management market holds considerable potential for those willing to reassess their current set up
China's asset management industry is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years on the back of strong socio-demographic fundamentals Thanks to the ongoing liberalization of financial services and the recent regulatory changes in this sector, access to the asset management market is improving significantly In light of these developments, and given the importance of t
Europe's digital healthcare market forecast to grow to EUR 155 billion by 2025
In Germany alone, the market for digital healthcare solutions could grow to EUR 38 billionOne fifth of all medical services could be replaced by artificial intelligence Tech giants will move into the healthcare market
Munich, October 2019: The market for digital healthcare products and services is growing faster than anticipated: The size of the European market is fo
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
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.
Growing number of M&A transactions with PE involvement in Europe – Chinese investors show considerable interest in European firms
The private equity industry anticipates more M&A transactions on the part of PE firms in 2018 than last year, confident that the favorable economic outlook will offset economic uncertainties such as the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Robotic Process Automation is Revolutionizing the Finance Function
Finance functions have been transforming themselves in recent years with the aim of evolving from a "data producer" to a "strategic business partner" for their internal clients.
Roland Berger India Appoints New Managing Partner
Roland Berger, a leading global consulting firm announces the appointment of Ravindra Parankushan (Ravi Kushan) as their new Managing Partner in India. He assumed responsibilities on January 01 2018 and is based out of the firm's Mumbai office. He succeeds Wilfried Aulbur, who has moved to the US as Senior Partner in the Automotive Practice.