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Press releases 2014

The world’s top technology companies compete to win “The battle for the cloud”: Strategy& releases third annual Global ICT 50 study
London, November 11, 2014 – Competition is intensifying among the world’s top technology companies as the move to cloud computing transforms the way businesses think about their IT needs. Global management consulting firm Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms, today released its third annual ranking of the world’s top 50 information and communications technology (ICT) companies—a study of the 50 largest publicly held companies that supply digitization-related products, services, and infrastructure to enterprises, governments, and other organizations around the world. IBM took the top spot in the rankings, as it did last year, followed by Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and Cisco Systems. read more >

Global R&D spending as a percentage of total revenue has fallen by 17% since 2005
London, October 28, 2014 – Growth in big companies’ spending on research and development (R&D) is at the second lowest level for a decade in 2014 according to a new study from Strategy&, part of the PwC network of firms. read more >

Comprehensive balance sheet assessment by the European Central Bank (ECB) reveals a capital impact of 9.5 bn Euro for 130 participating banks
London, October 27, 2014 — The long-awaited results of the Comprehensive Assessments by the European Central Bank (ECB) of 130 system-relevant banks in the Eurozone have been published. Banks were subjected to an Asset Quality Review (AQR) and, combined with another 20 banks from non-Euro countries, to a stress test in collaboration with the European Banking Authority (EBA). read more >

When it comes to Big Data stop admiring the problem and start harnessing the opportunities
London, October 14, 2014 – A global study conducted by management consultancy Strategy&, part of the PwC network of firms, in collaboration with INSEAD eLab, supports that companies with leading *Demand Analytics (DA) capabilities are demonstrating higher commercial performance levels than competitors. read more >

71% of trucks produced worldwide will be sold in emerging countries by 2020
London, September 25, 2014 — Global management consultancy Strategy&, part of the PwC network of firms, has today released a major study looking at the future of the global trucking industry. “The Truck Industry 2020 – How to move in moving markets” report highlights that while overall the global trucking industry continues to grow - by 2020, the number of vehicles sold will increase annually by 3.7%, from 2.8 million in 2013 to 3.6 million in 2020 – it is the emerging markets that are driving the biggest share of demand. read more >

Strategy& report reveals countries are tightening requirements on foreign oil and gas companies
London, September 22, 2014 — Global management consulting firm Strategy& — formerly Booz & Company and now part of the PwC network — has today released a report that highlights the increasing pressure that countries with substantial natural reserves are placing on international oil and gas companies. This pressure specifically relates to requirements for oil and gas companies to invest in local content* — an area that companies have traditionally approached with a compliance mind-set. read more >

Market potential of passenger cars projected to quadruple by 2020
London, September 1, 2014 - By 2020 the market potential of internet connected cars will increase from £25 billion to over £92 billion according to management consultancy Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms, who in cooperation with the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), have today released in the UK the results of a study which explores future trends in the automotive industry. read more >

PwC named a leader in Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape report
London, August 12, 2014 – PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, “clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client’s.” read more >

Strategy& and INSEAD explore the link between a company’s ability to master demand analytics and overall performance
London, UK, July 9, 2014 — Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms, and INSEAD’s eLab today announced that they are collaborating to understand the link between maturity in demand analytics capability and a company’s commercial performance. The collaboration is taking place over the summer of 2014, with a report to be published and joint presentations in key cities during October and November 2014. read more >

Strategy& appoints James Walker as a new Partner to lead Demand Analytics
London, UK, May 12, 2014 — Global management consulting firm Strategy& – formally Booz & Company and now part of the PwC network – has today announced the appointment of James Walker as a new Partner to lead Demand Analytics in Europe, based out of the firm’s London office. read more >

Strategy& Chief Executive Study highlights CEOs with more diverse experience hired in the UK compared with other global regions
London, UK, April 29, 2014 – Global management consulting firm Strategy& – formally Booz & Company and now part of the PwC network – today announced the results of this year’s Chief Executive Study, finding higher rates of industry-swapping and globetrotting CEOs in the UK compared with their global counterparts and lower female representation in chief executive roles in the UK compared with other more >

Senior executives express deep concerns about their companies’ strategies and their ability to execute them, according to new Strategy& survey
London, 23rd April 2014 – Executives disclose their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy, according to a Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company, now part of the PwC network) survey of 501 executives at companies around the world with revenues of $500 million to more than $10 billion. Indeed, a majority of executives – 55% – said they are concerned that their companies “are not focused on executing our strategy.” read more >

PwC completes its acquisition of Booz & Company
London, 3rd April 2014 – PwC is pleased to announce today the successful completion of its combination with Booz & Company. With the granting of all regulatory approvals for Booz & Company to join PwC, it is now officially part of the PwC Network. All closing conditions for the deal have been met. read more >

Challenges lie ahead for wealth managers
London, UK, January 15, 2014—Assets under management have seen a significant upswing around the world but these gains have not translated into the top-and-bottom-line growth that wealth managers would expect based on past recoveries. Booz & Company is today releasing the results of an extensive global survey – conducted from interviews with over 150 wealth management executives, senior financial advisors, and regulators from more than 15 international markets – the results of which reveal that a number of issues are affecting the speed of recovery. read more >