Australia has a critical role in the global EV industry 

There is enormous growth and opportunity in the global Electric Vehicle (EV) industry and Australia has a critical role to play in the future. According to Clairfield International’s H2 2023 Global Electric Mobility Sector update global EV sales grew 70% in both 2022 and 2023 reaching $US1,573 billion. One of the primary drivers behind this […]

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European Chemicals & Plastics Report

Clairfield’s UK partners note that M&A activity in the chemical and plastics sector remained steady in 2018 and forecast a bump in activity in 2019, driven by smaller, specialist deals in a fragmented market. The Clairfield industrial team is led by Chris Gregory. Read the full report here: 2019H1 European Chemicals and Plastics

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UK Food & Beverage snapshot analyzes M&A activity for h1 2019

Clairfield’s UK partners note that deal volumes in food & beverage are up, with a decline in transaction values. UK brands, alcohol & beverage, and foodservice companies remain attractive targets. Our UK consumer team is led by Gary Ecob. Read the full report here: 2019H1 UK Food & Beverage Report

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Snapshot – Security Software: Increased spending in a highly fragmented sector

GDPR requirements and high-profile hacks are driving significant cybersecurity spending. Security software is highly fragmented and larger companies are seeking to offer all-inclusive solutions, via acquisitions. 70% of M&A exits in cybersecurity are below USD 100 million, showing a robust midmarket in this segment. Read the report here: Security Software Snapshot. Joseph Sabet leads the security […]

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Blockchain and smart-contract technology could revolutionise the M&A process

Technology solutions can reduce costs, simplify, and accelerate the M&A process from target screening and due diligence to contract drafting and integration. Blockchain and smart contracts are two new tools that could revolutionize the M&A process particularly for small and medium enterprises. Read more in our latest technology sector snapshot.

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Dental Distribution: The Perfect Storm

To say that the dental sector is radically changing is putting it mildly. Every subsegment is being impacted by state budget pressures, internet price arbitrage, and the phenomenon of dental chains with salaried dentists no longer in a position to decide major practice investments. The dental manufacturing business for chairs, imaging, suction, denture milling, etc., […]

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