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  • 31.05.17

    Incubation to integration: how can major FS firms successfully integrate the new wave of FinTechs?

    London is acknowledged as both a major financial centre and an important hub for technology start-ups. As a result, the City plays host to many financial technology businesses (‘FinTechs’) that are becoming ever more successful. M&A represents a significant opportunity for the incumbents to capitalise.

  • 10.05.17

    Delivering 'Sustainability & Transformation Plans' for the NHS

    The 'Next Steps for the Five Year Forward View', published at the end of March 2017, has made it absolutely clear that Sustainability & Transformation Plans (STPs) are now the only game in town for tackling the quality and efficiency challenges faced by the NHS.

  • 11.04.17

    Brexit: A bitter pill to swallow? Part 2

    Last week, Moorhouse discussed the implications Brexit could have on the UK’s pharmaceutical Research and Development operations. This is part of a series of blogs in which we discuss the potential impact of Brexit on the sector.

  • 31.03.17

    Brexit: A bitter pill to swallow? Part 1

    June 23rd 2016 marked a new era in UK history as the country decided to leave the EU. The ‘Leave’ vote was unexpected and it soon became clear that little had been done in the way of planning how this Brexit would pan out in practice, leaving companies that operate in the region immersed in a shroud of uncertainty.

  • 28.03.17

    Technology and the Customer Impact in 2017

    From market share battles of telco operators, to the growing influence of Amazon and smart homes, 2017 is shaping up to be a transformative year for Technology Media and Telco (TMT). There are several technology trends that Moorhouse is tracking, which we believe will have a significant impact on the TMT sector in 2017.

  • 22.03.17

    Data and collaboration: turning regulatory challenge into opportunity

    The regulatory requirements placed on firms since the 2008 crisis have rarely been out of the financial press and with MiFID II’s implementation date now less than one year away this trend looks set to continue. To meet the complex challenges posed by this continued wave of new regulation, financial services firms must focus on making better use of their data and optimising strategic collaboration both within their organisations and across the sector.

  • 06.02.17

    AB Inbev face their biggest integration challenge yet

    Now Anheuser-Busch (AB) Inbev has purchased its big rival SAB Miller, one in every three pints pulled throughout the world will be sold by AB InBev, creating what is described as the world’s first truly global beer company. Despite their past success at integrating newly acquired companies analysts will be watching closely as AB Inbev has been under increasing pressure of late. Complex cultures and wide ranging geographies will make this integration AB Inbev’s most complex acquisition.

  • 30.01.17

    Supply chains; the modern chains of slavery

    “Students…are taught that slavery ended in the 19th Century. But, sadly, nearly 150 years later, the fight to end this global scourge is far from over.” Hillary Clinton, 2010.

  • 18.01.17

    Unblocking primary care: time for a self-care revolution

    Workload and capacity challenges are on the rise in the NHS. One thing that could make a difference is heavily promoting a self-care agenda, to help manage increasing demand and ensure resource is committed where it is most needed.

  • 09.01.17

    The NHS: balancing control and judgement in a climate of uncertainty

    Delivering healthcare involves risk. Doctors, nurses and hospital managers have to make many judgement calls on a daily basis. But these judgements can be unpredictable due to the complexity of the patients they treat, and the health systems they operate in. This unpredictability makes it hard to standardise practice across all departments – and this variation can result in performance challenges.