Sweden M&A activity for the last 2 years

Reported from Vinge   We started to see signs of a decrease in M&A activity during Q4 2019 and following a relatively sluggish start to 2020, Covid‑19 has had a significant impact on M&A activity in Sweden. In this note we address some of the key observations. Valuations of businesses have become more difficult, resulting […]

How to obtain a work permit and reside in Sweden

How to obtain a work permit and reside in Sweden, We advise, especially skilled professionals who desire to work and invest in Sweden to plan for obtaining a work permit. In order for you to obtain the work permit, this is the process that you should follow to obtain a work permit and reside in […]

Porter’s Five Forces of Competitive Position Analysis

Porter’s Five Forces of Competitive Position Analysis is based on the concept that there are five forces that determine the competitive intensity and attractiveness of a market. Porter’s five forces help to identify where power lies in a business situation. This is useful both in understanding the strength of an organization’s current competitive position, and […]

Cash is King for M&A in Corona-market era

In Corona economic times the credit crisis would definitely impact M&A transactions that are done by private equity groups (PEGs). Although we all know that using debt “leverage” is common. For most PEGs, not being able to raise much debt in the current environment has put a kink in their business model.  For some it’s a […]

Why investing and living in Sweden could be a very rewarding decision

We may understand why foreign companies may want to have presence in the Swedish market. A number of foreign companies entering the Swedish market, specially in the last two years. The interest towards Swedish market comes from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Norway, also Ukraine and Russia. Some of the reasons why companies have chosen […]

Pandemic Leaves Gulf’s Key Foreign Workers in Limbo

By Simone Foxman and Abeer Abu Omar      April 8, 2020   Foreign workers make up vast majority of region’s workforce Mass layoffs would risk longer-term damage to economy Global Cost of Coronavirus Could Reach $4.1 Trillion: ADB The combined shock of collapsing oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the Arab Gulf monarchies to […]

Innovation in Small Businesses, as a Competitive Driver

For small businesses innovation can be more tangible, rewarding, and consequential for bottom-line business. There are much less silos, and layers of management in small businesses to engage or worry about approval. However, since most innovation programs are geared towards medium to large companies, there is less talk and focus on small businesses innovation, although […]

SMEs Market Valuation Drivers

Companies in the small- to middle-market segment need to understand the key drivers of valuation, since they are often able to focus their operating goals in order to maximize the potential valuation range. Therefore, it is important to know that the multiples, (Seller Discretionary Income SDI multiples), a company achieves for its business is directly […]