Hear what the panel had to say about M&A UPDATE: Emerging Trends, NZ’s M&A Outlook and Opportunities
Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Emerging Trends, NZ’s M&A Outlook and Opportunities | Valuable Advice from Business Intelligence Series Workshop 2
Reported surveys indicate that New Zealand’s M&A activity peaked in 2015, with a lower level of activity in 2016 and a slower start to 2017. However, New Zealand and Australian private equity is cashed up, financing is available, and there is a lot of money looking for high quality assets.
The regulation of peer-to-peer lending, and the application of the CCCFA to the industry, has been uncertain for some time. In a recent judgment from the High Court, the Commerce Commission has sought to have these matters clarified by the Court. While Harmoney was successful in challenging two of the questions put forward by the Commission, the Court has allowed the case to continue for the Court to opine on three remaining questions. The hearing, and any decision, is likely to be some time away. Whether clarification is achieved for Harmoney, or the industry as a whole, remains to be seen.
New Strategies for Communicating, Client Relationships, Marketing & Sales for the 2020s | Valuable Advice from Business Intelligence Series Workshop 1
Where will your customers be and will they hear you?
The NZ High Court declined on Friday to grant Sky TV an interim injunction to stop Fairfax from using video clips of the Olympic Games in news reports on www.stuff.co.nz. The battle has been brewing since Fairfax and NZME (which publishes the NZ Herald) failed to reach agreement with Sky TV on terms of access to footage of the Olympic Games.
Valuable Advice from Workshop 2 | Cyber Security – Safe-guarding Your Business In A Hostile Connected World
Greg opened the workshop by noting that we live in an increasingly online and connected world. He gave various examples to illustrate the extent and pace of the technological advances in the past 20 years, from the launching of the World Wide Web to the iPhone.
I recently moved back to New Zealand after eight years in London, where privacy law issues were a consistent feature of the technology services and projects that I advised on. I’ve been watching with interest several developments that could affect cloud storage businesses and the global transfer of personal data as 2016 unfolds.
Chaired by Kerri Dewe, Corporate and Commercial Principal at Lowndes, the sold out workshop was led by three speakers: Michael Staissny, Senior Partner of KordaMentha; Murray Schnuriger, Corporate Finance Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ross George, Managing Director of Direct Capital.