The increasing digitalisation of the global economy and the accompanying spread of digital services to consumers, business and government has not only created millions of new jobs but also brought with it a marked increase of the GDP. Networks and the flow of information have developed transnationally in a way that was unthinkable before the rise of the internet, the global spread of mobile phones, social networks and the rapid growth of broadband networks. Business models have been redefined; startups have turned into large corporations and society’s great purpose (education, health, security and data protection) is changing. The wide availability of broadband and 3G as well as the intelligent use of big data and increasingly privacy and security issues have wrought significant changes on how telecommunications services are provided and used. The Internet of Everything is an intelligent network of people, processes, data and objects. It is impacting all sectors of the manufacturing industry and is a driver of innovation and increased productivity. Constantly evolving market participants and rules mean that global competition stays dynamic, which forces businesses to continuously adjust and reposition themselves.
|Status quo||Private equity house assesses a takeover of a large telecommunications provider|
|Task||Commercial Due Diligence|