Special Reports

  1. Global Private Equity Fact Book - Q3 2021

    The global private equity (PE) activity was characterized by an increase in capital invested and a decline in deal volume in Q3 2021. Deal activity is anticipated to remain buoyant in the upcoming quarters, primarily attributed ...read more

  2. Global Private Equity Fact Book – Q2 2021

    Private equity (PE) activity across the globe grew significantly with a rise in capital invested, despite the decline in deal volume in Q2 2021. Deal activity is expected to remain robust due to abundant dry powder ...read more

  3. Global Banking Social Media Index

    Social media is no longer a novel concept but is being widely used by billions of users around the world. For the last few years, a number of corporates and financial institutions have been employing ...read more

  4. Microbiome Based Therapies - Emerging Therapy Area

    Microbiome-based therapeutics is a promising field with applications in various therapeutic areas. It has attracted significant commercial interest, especially in the oncology and immunology spaces. Around 575 clinical trials were launched and over 640 microbiome-related patents granted ...read more

  5. Global Clean Energy Industry Outlook Special Report

    The renewable energy sector recorded significant growth over the last decade driven by technological innovation, reduction in cost and government support. Solar and wind are the key segments of renewable energy witnessing higher adoption, especially ...read more

  6. Global Private Equity Fact Book (Special Edition)

    The traditional sectors such as TMT, manufacturing, and industrials have been dominating the global private equity investments over the years. However, over the last few years, investment in new age sectors such as FinTech, enterprise ...read more

  7. Pipeline Assessment – Immuno-oncology and Gene Therapies

    Immuno-oncology (I-O) and gene therapy, given their therapeutic significance, have attracted substantial commercial interest recently. The US NIH and 11 pharmaceutical companies formed the Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), focused on advancement of treatments in ...read more

  8. What's Behind Japan's M&A Boom

    Japan's M&A activity has remained resilient despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with Japanese firms investing around USD115 Bn to acquire domestic and international companies. The M&A activity has been primarily driven by focus on ...read more

  9. Global Structural Bio-polymers Market

    Recyclability and sustainability initiatives, coupled with regulatory developments, are driving increased adoption of bio-polymers globally. Aranca’s special report on the structural bio-polymers market assesses the current market dynamics, recent developments and outlines the key t ...read more

  10. Global Private Equity Fact Book

    The global private equity (PE) segment was characterized by an increase in deal sizes and a significant increase in exits in Q4 2020. The rapid recovery in investment activity is expected to continue in 2021. ...read more

  11. Global Private Equity Fact Book

    Private equity (PE) investment activity rebounded in Q3 2020, as economies reopened and edged toward the path of recovery. The PE sector has been resilient even amid the current turbulent environment and is expected to pick ...read more

  12. Global Private Equity Factbook

    Private equity deal activity has been resilient even in these turbulent times. The global pandemic and the resultant economic slowdown could test the competence of management and appraisal techniques of global PE firms. ...read more

  13. E-tail Logistics in MENA

    In this report, we have done a deep-dive analysis of the existing E-tail market and role of logistics within e-commerce in the MENA region. ...read more

  14. GCC: The Age of Digitalization is Here

    This report delves into digitalization initiatives in the GCC region aimed at improving its digital competitiveness. High competitiveness would enable GCC countries to diversify into new markets, increase industrial efficiency and productivity. Governments in these ...read more

  15. Is the Center of Steel Production Shifting Again?

    A combination of several factors has resulted in developing countries like China and India replacing traditional steel-producing countries such as the US, Japan, and Germany over the past few years.  There's another shift afoot, ...read more

  16. Obamacare: Sectoral Winners and Losers

    As Republicans and Democrats continue to battle over the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (popularly known as Obamacare), certain sectors have emerged as clear winners and losers from the current state of implementation of ...read more

  17. Winning Shelf Space: Private Labels or FMCG Brands?

    Consumer preference for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), based on quality and affordability, in the high inflationary markets led to the emergence of private labels across geographies such as Europe, China, India, and the Americas. ...read more

  18. FATCA: High-Cost Initiative To Curb Tax Evasion

    Enacted by the United States Congress in March of 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a federal law meant to deter tax evasion. Arguably one of the US government's most controversial mandates in ...read more

  1. Why Banks are Filing Patents Aggressively

    US banks are racing to file patents as they feel compelled to improve technical infrastructure, develop robust security measures, and enhance customer experience, leading to the emergence of many fintech products and services. Banks are ...read more

  2. Charging the world through lithium battery recycling

    Lithium ion batteries provide added advantages over conventional batteries making them more appropriate in a world of portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. Their ability to sustain temperature variations, compact structure, rapid charging facility, and ...read more

  3. How to Get the Most Out of IP Financing

    While the use of intellectual property as collateral to obtain finance is an increasingly common phenomenon, intangible assets — primarily patents — were used as security in just about 4% of all business loan transactions (secured ...read more

  4. The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

    A healthcare application of IoT technologies, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) represents a new era of personalized healthcare and better living standards the world over. IoMT will enable machine to machine interaction, data-driven treatment, ...read more

  5. Cardiac Nuclear Imaging and Radiotracers

    Recent novel radiopharmaceuticals agents developed to target specific subcellular process are capable of significantly improving diagnostic accuracy and prognostic evaluation. The global nuclear medicine diagnostic (PET and SPECT) market is slated to cross $ 16 billion by 2019, ...read more

  6. Gene Therapy - Advanced Treatments for a New Era

    Gene therapy involves inserting/deleting/correcting genetic material into human cells to fight or prevent diseases. It is a promising tool not only for cancer but for several other diseases, such as Parkinson's, HIV, severe ...read more

  7. CO2 As A Future Refrigerant

    After refrigeration technology became wide-spread, CFC’s saw extensive use owing to its ease of use and efficiency. During the 1970’s however, the world got a chilling shock. We discovered that this refrigerant's presence in our ...read more

  1. Build America Bonds

    Federally subsidised BABs were launched more than a decade ago to fund infrastructure projects amid the liquidity crunch during the 2008 global financial crisis. Some features of BABs are still suitable for large infrastructure financing requirements. ...read more

  2. Growing Popularity of Celebrity-Led SPACs

    The SPAC boom continued in 2021, with SPACs raising USD109 bn in funds in H1 2021 breaking the 2020 funding record, and once again raising more money and issuing more IPOs than companies going the traditional route. ...read more

  3. US to Reignite Growth with Infrastructure Push

    The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is staggering and long-lasting, with every sector feeling the brunt. To address this, the Democrats and Republicans have proposed stimulus packages, in the form of an infrastructure bill. ...read more

  4. Pharmaceutical & MedTech: Edging Toward Normalcy

    Healthcare, like other sectors, was hit by COVID-19 in 2020. This especially holds true for the pharmaceutical and MedTech sub-sectors in healthcare that were impacted in 2Q20, reflected in the weak performance of companies in these ...read more

  5. Testing Times Ahead for Global Banks

    Regulatory reforms that followed the global financial crisis have boosted capital buffers substantially and improved the liquidity of global banks. As 2021 progresses, the years ahead would test the ability of global banks to withstand post-pandemic ...read more

  6. Green Bonds: An Emerging Asset Class

    The growing significance of environmentally sustainable projects has increased the importance of the green bond as an asset class in funding these projects. This reports discusses the emerging trends in the green bond domain and ...read more

  7. US Bankruptcy Dashboard – March, 2020

    Q1 2020 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in the US were at par with the trend seen in 2019. That said, almost all leading indicators are currently suggesting Q2 and Q3 could see a major spike. Some of the ...read more

  8. Investment in Gaming Industry – Not a Child’s Play

    Since the 70s gaming has been a popular activity among adolescents. With new technologies and innovations, games have only become more sophisticated. Easy availability of mobile phones and internet has added to their widespread usage. ...read more

  9. Is yield curve inversion coming to Asia?

    The US yield curve inverted recently with the widely-tracked spread between 10- year and 2-year bond yields turning negative on August 14 for a brief period, sending the equities market sharply down (Dow fell 800 points, its ...read more

  10. The Dollar Conundrum — Hedge Your Bets Before They're Bearish

    A well-diversified portfolio usually comprises of domestic and foreign investments. While portfolio diversification helps in mitigating country-specific and region-specific risks, it also exposes investors to the fancies of Foreign Exchange (FX) fluctuations. Consequently, investors are ...read more

  11. Global Clean Energy Outlook

    Cheaper coal, oil, and gas haven't been able to derail a general shift toward greener, more sustainable sources of energy. In this report, we'll examine the global transition towards clean energy, investments in renewable capacity ...read more

  12. China’s Luxury Market — Losing Sheen?

    China’s current economic slowdown has been a bane for the country’s millionaire club. A weak currency, strong ant-corruption reforms, and stiff luxury taxes are forcing global luxury brands to rethink their expansion plans in ...read more

  13. China Slowdown — Impact On Key Economies

    After three decades of extraordinary growth, the Chinese economy is undergoing a major transition from export and investment-driven growth to consumption and service-led sustainable growth. The transition is underway in the midst of a pronounced ...read more

  14. Value Stocks - At the Cusp of Re-rating

    In December 2015, the US Federal Reserve decided to normalize interest rates, with an increase in the federal funds rate, for the first time since 2006. This reversal in interest rates is compelling investment managers to revisit ...read more

  1. HealthTech Decoded

    HealthTech Deal activity in 1H21 has soared promoting new subsectors with innovative solutions with healthcare proving its importance over the last 15 months. ...read more

  2. Fintech Decoded

    Fintech deal activity in 1H21 witnesses a strong comeback from the COVID-19 volatility, with emerging subsectors drawing attention because of the “new normal” consumer lifestyle. ...read more

  3. Fintech Decoded: 2020

    Mirroring 2019’s trend, VC deal activity in the fintech space continued in an upward trajectory in terms of both volume and value. ...read more

  4. HealthTech Decoded

    As the world fights through COVID-19, Healthcare technology (or HealthTech) have been in the spotlight for the past few months and have also garnered substantial investor interest. HealthTech companies primarily include startups harnessing digital solutions ...read more

  5. Fintech Decoded

    Deal activity in the fintech space in 1H-2020 suggests that fintech companies have escaped the funding freeze that followed the COVID-19 outbreak. ...read more

  6. Amazon India’s M&A Strategy

    Amazon India has been through a remarkable growth journey over the past few years, but the road ahead might be challenging for this e-commerce giant. The company has been making the right investments across sectors ...read more

  7. Goodwill Impairment Analysis

    According to Ind AS 36, a company must conduct a goodwill impairment analysis annually or more frequently when a triggering event such as COVID-19 occurs. While COVID-19 has affected the operations of most businesses across majority ...read more

  8. KSA Fintech Report

    Fintech has been one of the hottest sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as reflected by deal volume during 2018 and 2019. The increase in deal activity is not only due to innovative financial solutions ...read more

  9. White Paper on Segregating Contingent Consideration

    In the case of a merger or acquisition, financial reporting requires the acquirer to report a purchase price allocation (PPA) in the financial statement. PPA requires payment to be separated into components. With a growing ...read more

  10. Fintech Decoded

    The impact of COVID-19 will reverberate across all sectors of the economy, fintech being no exception to the trend. In the sector, challenges are expected to surface on multiple fronts, but so would opportunities, as ...read more

  11. Fintech Decoded

    FinTech funding activity remained robust in in 2019. The most attractive segments in the second half of the year were payments, lending, and financial markets in terms of number of deals signed. The payments sector continued ...read more

  12. Business valuations using the Backsolve Method

    Valuation of startups is a tricky business due to lack of quantifiable metrics. However, the Backsolve method is widely accepted and increasingly used by appraisers.  The formulas and ways to analyze under this method ...read more

  13. Do you know the value of your technology assets?

    Technology’s growing dominance in every aspect of life has heralded a boom for technology companies. Emerging startups are disrupting processes and operations across industries.  This is particularly noticeable in traditional markets such as r ...read more

  14. Fintech Decoded

    Over the last few years, Fintech has emerged as the hotbed of deal activity in the technology domain across universes (VC, PE and M&A) as entrepreneurs devise new age solutions to tackle long-standing problems ...read more

  15. How to Get the Most Out of IP Financing

    While the use of intellectual property as collateral to obtain finance is an increasingly common phenomenon, intangible assets — primarily patents — were used as security in just about 4% of all business loan transactions (secured ...read more