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Talent is a crucial aspect of any business and the Fast 50 CEOs left us in no doubt that they wouldn’t be where they are today without the teams they have around them. We’ve analysed the information provided by 122 entrants and the survey responses submitted by 74 of their CEOs to unearth the secrets of their success.
This report is a companion to the UK Fast 50 programme, highlighting all the 2016 winners and entrants, profiling the top achievers from each region and offering our own perspective on this year’s cohort.
Heightened Investor Interest
Through the first half of 2017, U.S. market conditions for IPOs have been favourable: Strong investor demand, equities near all-time highs and volatility at historical lows have provided ample opportunity for new listings.
China Innovation Focus
China has emerged as a transformative player in the global innovation ecosystem, catalysed through rapid urbanisation, an expanding domestic investor base, and an economy that boasts the most mobile-connected consumers in the world.
Technology remains the driving force in cross-border M&A deal flow between the UK and North America. The number of deals in the TMT sector has remained steady over the past two years, with 246 from the US to the UK, and another 152 from the UK to the US, since the monitor launched in Q3 2015. The report digs deeper into this technology story and shares the views of M&A partners in both US and UK practices on why tech continues to dominate dealmaking
Who are the top performing media and entertainment companies in the UK today? Our latest report reveals the top 100 by revenue, sub-sector and profit margin.
The report also looks at key themes affecting the sector, such as the variety of video advertising platforms and metrics now available, and the changing nature of information publishing revenues.
Our view on major trends from the industry.
Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telco trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. That is why each year we present our view on the major trends from the industry that will impact UK businesses.
Four months in, 2017 is shaping up to be a year of harvesting and replanting for the innovation economy. The SVB team examined the private-company growth propelled by the large capital raises of 2014-15 and the subsequent plunge in large investments and exits in 2016. Given the activity we’ve seen in the first quarter of 2017, we are forecasting significant harvesting of returns resulting from the last decade of sweeping innovations.
In their annual healthcare industry report, Silicon Valley Bank analyses the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma, medical device and diagnostic/tools companies. The report finds a slowing IPO and M&A market in 2016 versus 2015, but exit activity still exceeded 2013 totals.
Fewer U.K. startups expect business conditions to improve than in previous years; still a large majority plan to hire and see Brexit-era opportunities in the U.K.
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