News and Media
After providing strategic advice and vendor due diligence to Orkla ASA and their subsidiary, Orkla Food Ingredients AS (OFI), we’re delighted to congratulate them on the announcement of their partnership with Rhône. The deal will see funds affiliated with Rhône, the transatlantic private equity firm, acquire a 40% stake in OFI. The transaction implies an enterprise value of NOK 15.5 billion.
Three quarters of retailers believe their model needs to change for them to remain relevant
Findings from new research, launched at the World Retail Congress today, provide further evidence that retailers are struggling to cope with the pace of evolution in the industry
3i Group invests $179m in Magnitude Software
We congratulate 3i on the successful acquisition of Magnitude Software. 3i is investing alongside Chris Ney, Chairman and CEO of Magnitude, and other senior executives, who will maintain a significant minority stake in the business
The 'Fundex' gives consumer insight into food brands
John Franklin, Associate Partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants joins The Final Round to talk about his company's Fun Index and what investors can take away from it
Poles apart: how polarisation is changing the face of global news
Toby Chapman assesses the political climate's impact on news organisations
Great Hill Partners acquire Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion from Univision
We congratulate Great Hill Partners on the successful acquisition of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion from Univision
Deep-diving into Alibaba’s “New Retail” grocery stores
The “omni-channel” buzz word has been omnipresent in most retailers’ annual reports and press releases in recent years.
Latest Education deals
Ardian acquires Study Group from Providence Equity Partners, Inflexion acquires Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital, and more
Opinion: Are retailers ready for the new consumer ecosystem?
Retailers need to look beyond their industry for insight into their customers, collaborate with relevant partners and bring in new creative talent to survive in a changing business environment
International Cruise & Excursions to merge with SOR Technology
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) merge with SOR Technology (“SOR”)
Another sign marketers need to start taking Gen Z more seriously
According to an OC&C Strategy Consultants study released in January, Gen Z, which it defined as those born beginning in 1998, already represents 30% of the worldwide population and is responsible for 7% of total household spend, or $3.4 trillion
Private Equity round-up
We had a very active 2018 in Private Equity and transaction support. We are delighted to have supported clients on over 200 transactions globally, working with dozens of global private equity houses across every continent