Introduction The acquisition of Credit Suisse by UBS saw two of the largest banks in Switzerland joining to create one of the most influential lenders in Europe. However, amidst the turmoil in the banking industry along with uncertainties about the deal, the prospects of this operation’s future are filled with ambiguities and questions. UBS has … Continue reading Acquisition of Credit Suisse by UBS – FIG Deal of the Decade?
Private Equity: A Look Back at 2022 and Ahead to 2023
Year by year, financial sponsors account for a significant share of the global M&A activity. Yet, in 2022, this share fluctuated and differed starkly between the first and second half of the year. This pattern can generally be explained by changes in the macroeconomic environment, where interest rate hikes took centre stage in 2022. As … Continue reading Private Equity: A Look Back at 2022 and Ahead to 2023
Luxury fashion: independent brands in a consolidating industry
The luxury fashion industry has experienced impressive changes in the past four decades: numerous firms were formed, and a substantially harder competitive landscape arose. Consolidation also played a crucial role in this phenomenon. This article focuses on the causes and consequences of the consolidation trends in the luxury fashion industry, and the evaluation of the … Continue reading Luxury fashion: independent brands in a consolidating industry
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