Gaming: Netflix To Give A Boost To Gaming M&A

Netflix’s long-awaited entrance into the video game market was “officialized” last week when news broke that the company had hired a gaming industry veteran, Mike Verdu, to lead the initiative. This is a natural move for Netflix, that needs to find new avenues of growth beyond an increasingly competitive video streaming market and that has…

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Food Revolution: Agritech M&A Just Getting Started

Leading agriculture machinery maker CNH announced yesterday the takeover of Raven Industries, a portfolio company, for $2.1bn including debt.  Raven is mainly known for its precision agriculture and autonomy technology with a range of products covering machinery guidance & steering, field computers and data management. Raven is also active in two other businesses (engineered films and…

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Digital Health: The Intensifying Fight Against Cancer

Nearly one million cancer cases have been neglected across Europe due to the pandemic according to the European Cancer Organisation. In the US, the National Cancer Institute documented that nearly ten million cancer screenings were missed nationwide during the coronavirus outbreak. Due to ignored appointments and cancer screenings, Covid-19 will therefore, unfortunately, cause indirect increases…

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Hydrogen & Electrons: The Path To A Net Zero Carbon World Has Been Set

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released earlier this week the world’s first energy roadmap towards the 2050 net zero carbon goal set by an increasingly number of countries around the world. This very complete report (https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050) basically states that, in order to reach this ambitious target, massive deployment of all available clean energy technologies must…

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Smart Connectivity: Nvidia’s New Growth Engine Emerges As It Enters the CPU Market

After having reached the top-level in the graphic chips (GPU) segment, Nvidia is now attacking the server microprocessor (CPU) market, currently dominated by the Intel–AMD duopoly. The CPU and GPU markets are linked but independent. Every computer integrates, by default, a graphic processing unit inside its CPU. But discrete GPU chips, like the ones provided by…

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