Value Creation – The Importance of Digital Data
If you asked a room of executives to define ‘digital’ within their business, you would probably get a lot of different answers from marketing, product, and IT. The reality is that they would all be somewhat correct, digital strategy now permeates all aspects of a business’s operations. Everyone should own a digital strategy, no matter […]
Sectors Buoyed by COVID-19: Which Will Plateau Post-Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic shifts in consumer demand and behaviour across the globe. In our previous article, we explored the sectors that are forecast to grow post-pandemic. Many of the sectors which are expected to see continued growth centre around technology. SaaS, digital health, mental health or wellbeing apps, eCommerce and digital marketing […]
Sectors Buoyed by COVID-19: Which Will Grow Post-Pandemic?
The shock of COVID-19 on a social, psychological and economic level has been nothing short of intense and has had catastrophic effects. Worldwide there have been over 110 million cases and almost 2.5 million fatalities. Long-established ways of living and working have been disrupted, some say permanently. Millions of people were told to work from […]
The Battle of the Food Delivery Services: Who Will Come Out On Top?
The vast majority of sectors globally have felt the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented sting, but some have been affected more than others. Three lockdowns over almost a year have caused irreversible damage to the hospitality sector in particular. The figures speak for themselves: 79% of foodservice business saw a decrease in turnover and experienced a net […]
A Clothing and Apparel Update
2021 is finally here after a decidedly gruelling year which saw the coronavirus pandemic sweep the globe, and with it, the failure of thousands of businesses. Earlier this year, we investigated the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the clothing and apparel industry. We found that the industry was experiencing a crisis even before the pandemic […]
Revisiting the Casual Dining Sector
Earlier this year, we investigated how the casual dining industry was dealing with the coronavirus crisis. We found that many casual dining outlets were struggling even before the pandemic told hold earlier this year. A range of problems contributed to casual dining’s slow decline, including customers wanting to save money, excessive discounting, and even Brexit […]
Commercial Forecasting in Uncertain Times
When searching for an investment opportunity, it was typical for investors to use static models, which span numerous years, to determine the best investment opportunities. Some may have even used ‘gut feeling’ as a justification for their investment choices. ‘Gut feeling’ is a primitive concept in a now quantitative world that values undisputable data; times […]
Why Digital Data Matters in Your B2B Diligence Process
Every business is digital in some way, shape, or form. The digital world is now an integral part of day-to-day operations for companies, and it will continue to disrupt how they work for years to come. For those looking to acquire a new business, digital needs to be a high priority. It is a strong […]
Recovery Rates of Sector Verticals Through the Lens of Digital Data: Casual Dining
Over the last twenty years, the USA and the UK have endured several economic crises that affected almost all industries in varying severity. One sector that is hit particularly hard by periods of economic downturn is casual dining. As consumers have less income available for non-essential spending, casual dining suffers. Pre-coronavirus, the industry was already […]
How Lockdown Made Us all Think About Health and Wellbeing
The private non-essential healthcare sector, like many other industries, saw an initial decline in demand when national lockdown was imposed in March earlier this year. As the lockdown eased in May and June, health and wellbeing fast became key areas of interest for the investment community with ‘non-essential private healthcare’ experiencing an atypical rise in demand.