Mixed results for 2017 deal activity

While on face value, results for 2017 look disappointing, it is important to note that the value of announced deal activity seen since 2014 has surpassed all other years on record.

Three days into 2018 and there’s already talk of the world’s biggest-ever tech IPO

As everyone gets back into their work groove, with Christmas and the New Year now merely a memory, there is already speculation that 2018 could bring the biggest tech IPO ever seen.

Apple adds Shazam to the family

For me, the announcement that Apple is to acquire Shazam really isn't that surprising. In fact, it is more a case of why they haven't announced the deal earlier.

Using technology to meet patient needs

Recent press speculation that Ping An Good Doctor, a China-based online medical and healthcare information platform, is considering listing on Hong Kong’s stock exchange, and could potentially raise up to $1bn in the process, is further evidence that patients all over the world are turning to technology to help meet their immediate health needs.

Alibaba continues to increase its “bricks & mortar” presence

In June this year when Amazon announced its $13.7bn offer for Whole Foods, there was a lot of media comment about the deal finally representing a move towards “physical” locations, as well as being an e-retailer, and many commentators seemed transfixed by this.