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The Dual Platform Paris-Amsterdam

This article is on the merger of Air France and KLM and its effect on the business. Mathieu Blondel, a manager at Arthur D. Little in Paris is quoted on how companies with multi hubs exist elsewhere and citing major airline holding companies who function out of 4 or 5 large hubs.
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The Eternal Circle

45% of all expenditure in German industry is on materials, with costs for personnel costs not even reaching 20%. Businesses are paying out approximately 500 billion euros per year for steel, plastic and intermediate products. More efficient production processes and more modern technical plants...
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Silence for the merger and acquisition storm

We are heading towards an increase in merger and acquisition activity, however this article questions whether this is the calm before the storm. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy & Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured as saying the key for future M&A...
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The employers claim government support for access to credit

Governments need to support the companies in getting easy access to loans. The Arthur D. Little crisis survey “Waking up in a new world” is mentioned with a quote from Michael Traem, the Global CEO of Arthur D. Little included.
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The white giant

Decrease in milk sales, price pressure from foreign competitors, angry farmers: The milk business is getting harder and harder. The consulters from Arthur D. Little see only one solution for the Austrian dairies: expansion.  “It would be economically reasonable for them to look to new markets...
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Innovation Hunting can revive mergers and acquisitions

A dedicated article to Arthur D. Little on innovation being a driver for M&A activity. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy and Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured.
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IPTV and interactive Services are best “weapon” to beat...

Bundled products, and particularly triple play services containing TV services over IPTV could be the maverick product helping incumbents retain old customers and win new ones. This is one of the prime results of the study that Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas carried out ("Telecom...
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Novasep acquires Henogen

Article on the acquisition of Henogen by Novasep, where the Due Dilligence work of Arthur D. Little is mentioned and Mr. Polastro is quoted.
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Air Transport Hubs, stars of the dominant economic model

Olivier Noyer quotes Mathieu Blondel, a manager at Arthur D. Little in Paris, “The pressure of the “low cost” becomes more marked in the short and medium networks of large companies”
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Competition for Europe - Dubai builds the world’s biggest...

The current slump in the global airline industry does not keep Dubai from its plans to build the world’s biggest airport that will set new standards in terms of size and efficiency, says Ralf Baron. At the same time Emirate Airlines stay on track of their growth path and have ordered 58 AirbusA380...
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