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Chris Cradock | November 10 2018

Aerospace Q3 Company Reporting Round-Up: Civil Aftermarket and US Defence see Strong Momentum

As is usual at this time of year, a number of key aerospace businesses reported on their situation in the third quarter of 2018 over the past two weeks. We have taken the opportunity, not to go through their numbers or even measure their performance individually, but instead (for the sake of..

Marc de Thomasson | November 6 2018

International business development: which direct investments are available when expanding internationally?

When a business seeks to expand internationally, there is usually a robust decision making process to confirm the opportunity and finalise the way forward. Work goes into analysing the situation, securing funding, and selecting the target country – all of which are essential steps in building a..

Jürgen Leinmüller | November 6 2018

Electric mobility: Solution or Problem?

Electric mobility is a cornerstone of the French Climate Plan, and is often seen as the primary solution to the problems caused by urban pollution. While it certainly offers many benefits (over and above the environmental aspects), it is not quite that simple. The development of electric cars..

Jürgen Leinmüller | October 29 2018

How are PPAs revolutionising the world of renewable energy?

Gradually, the renewable energy tariff framework that was introduced at the start of the 2000s is coming to an end, making way for a mature (and booming) market, stimulated by falling costs of construction for power plants well as PPAs. By giving market entrants full freedom to negotiate, these ..

Chris Cradock | October 24 2018

Harris-L3 and TransDigm-Esterline: Significant Mergers in Defence and Aerospace

This month saw the announcement of two proposed deals in the US that hold significance for the defence and aerospace supply base, especially but not confined to the US. The merger of L3 and Harris promises a $10 billion giant in defence communications and electronics, while the acquisition of ..

Chris Cradock | October 19 2018

European Naval Developments and Commercial Options: All at Sea

Structural change is an unavoidable reality for European national champions in naval shipbuilding. While the market opportunity both in Europe and in the wider world has not been as helpful for some time, longer term consolidation poses significant challenges and changes which in turn will..

Marc de Thomasson | October 11 2018

How can a Company Gain Competitive Advantage through Internationalisation?

For many businesses, international expansion has been elevated to more than just another challenge and has instead evolved into a true business priority. Many of these businesses are trapped in an environment with an unstable economic outlook and unpredictable, omnipresent and threatening..

Marc de Thomasson | September 17 2018

Victanis advises the SOCOTEC Group on the successful acquisition of specialist health & safety consultancy 4see limited

Victanis, a European consulting firm, has provided comprehensive support to SOCOTEC UK, a leading provider of risk management and compliance services, during its acquisition of 4see limited, a specialist provider of health, safety and environmental consultancy solutions.

Alexandra Maupas | September 17 2018

Competitive Benchmarking: How to Identify and Monitor your Competition

Competitor analysis forms part of the toolbox of actions available to any business, generally in the context of preparing its growth strategy and to anticipate its short and medium term risks and opportunities more effectively. Proper identification of your competition and its characteristics is..

Marc de Thomasson | August 7 2018

Smart Objects and Functional Safety: a Booming Niche within the TIC Sector

As the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) accelerates, it has become increasingly important to develop and implement security solutions to ensure that smart networks, connected vehicles, industrial control systems, smart factories and the like cannot be disrupted or attacked by outside..

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