Business Services Sector Comment – June 2015

This month saw leading testing, inspection and certification (TIC) company SGS SA complete its 42nd acquisition in the last three years. Swiss-based SGS SA has pursued an aggressive global investment strategy since the end of 2010. The strategy has centred on

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Consumer Sector Comment – June 2015

The gyms space is an area which has been particularly active over the past 12 months, with signs of both increasing cross-border and domestic consolidation. In late 2014, low cost German operator McFIT Fitness acquired Italy-based Happy Fit as

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Business Services Sector Comment – May 2015

This month saw the announcement that leading construction, services and property group Kier will acquire Mouchel in a €368m all cash deal. The deal is further evidence that M&A in the construction sector has moved away from distressed deals

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Healthcare Sector Comment – May 2015

The global market for unlicensed pharmaceuticals is worth close to €4.5bn and is expected to see continued growth, as the need for a safe way for patients to access unlicensed medicines fuels demand in the under-penetrated market. The growing

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Consumer Sector Comment – May 2015

Recent deals in the fashion sector are the inevitable result of the huge changes that have taken place in fashion retailing over the last ten years. Where fashion retailing was once largely undertaken by domestic store-based retailers, today the

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The Debt Connection – May 2015

This month’s Debt Connection looks at peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, and the relevance to mid-market corporates. There has been a lot of noise in the media about peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, so it seems worthwhile explaining what this means and

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