In the latest edition of its flagship Creating Value publication, IMAP takes a deep dive into themes related to disruption and innovation and explores how new technologies are transforming our businesses and our lives.
The topic of digital transformation has found its way into conversations not only in business, but also in politics and even within the home. Not surprising when it is transforming both our economy and our society. IMAP has seen first-hand a rise in the number of its clients investing in digital transformation projects, along with an increasing share of M&A activity in digital technology. Furthermore, over the past few years, there has been a strong deal flow from IT, software and data product companies and startup valuations are flying high.
Looking beyond the micro economic perspective, digital transformation is also changing the traditional view on how markets operate, what is being exchanged and paid for and how to efficiently tax economic players and if there is indeed a case to be made to regulate them. With so many burning questions to be addressed by business leaders and policy-makers, in this edition of Creating Value, IMAP hears from leading experts in the field: Professor Achim Wambach, PhD, Chairman of the German Monopolies Commission, who discusses what we should do as a society so that digitalization is in the best interest and for the benefit of all of us and Stephan Osthues, IBM Executive Partner for Digital Re-invention, to find out how companies can drive value from digital transformation.
Just as in previous editions, Creating Value 6 provides relevant, practical insights and advice from world thought leaders on an array of key topics, from global macro developments and the current USA-China trade war and its impact on M&A, to Private Equity, Software, Fintech, Robotics, Medical Devices, Railways, Aerospace, Private Education and Homebuilding.
IMAP Chairman, Jurgis Oniunas, commented “It always amazes me, just how much insight and energy are constantly being created by our worldwide IMAP team – an exciting and transformational transaction every working day.”
IMAP closed 140 M&A deals worth more than $5.2bn in the first three quarters of 2019. Consistent with IMAP’s track record, 29% of the deals were cross-border.
More than 50 Analysts & Associates coming from 20 countries and 3 continents met on September 20th in Budapest, Hungary.