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April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Over $150 Billion – Record Levels of Healthcare M&A

US M&A levels are up across the board. According to Thomson Reuters, 2,777 deals representing $476 billion in value have been announced so far this year (up 78% from the same period last year), with $153.5 billion coming from healthcare. Approximately 71% of that volume is in the pharmaceutical sector, followed by health care equipment […]

Friday, April 25, 2014

10 Top Global IT Services Rankings in 2013

This month, HfS Research Ltd. announced its annual list of the 10 largest Global IT Services providers.  There were no big surprises since 2012, except that TCS jumped up from number 13 in 2012 to number 10 in 2013 (displacing Montreal-based IT services firm CGI).    How did TCS (owned by The Tata Group) jump […]

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring comes to manufacturing – 3 pieces of good news

Industrial production rose more than forecast in March 2014 after a big February gain, indicating U.S. factories are recovering after a tough, weather-depressed start to the year. Orders for new manufacturing technology orders were up over 40% for the first two months of the year in the Northeast, as compared with last year. Capacity utilization […]

Friday, April 11, 2014

What Are PLM Companies Buying?

OK, so M&A is hot and companies are spending big sums of money, but what is motivating them.  Why do they buy and what do they buy.  In the end it is about need; need to grow, need to compete, need to service customers.  More than ever before, we are seeing PLM companies buy on […]