Commercial Real Estate: A Mixed Picture

  While the number of residential house sales dipped halfway through 2020, the easing of lockdown restrictions was accompanied by an increase in viewings and sales in Britain, France and beyond. Thanks to increased demand for properties outside the capital...

SPACs – Overly Optimistic Business Plans?

SPAC is an acronym that has become a buzzword in the last six to eight months. While Special Purpose Acquisition Companies have existed since at least the 1990s, it is only in the last five years that they have begun to be used on a large scale. Also known as “blank...

The Automotive Industry: Electric, Lockdown and the Digital Consumer

One of the most noticeable features of last year’s spring were the silent motorways and streets as residents in Britain, France and elsewhere were confined to their houses or chose to work from home. The public’s willingness to comply with confinement measures and the...

The State of Gyms in 2020 and Why They Will Get Back in Shape

2019 was a good year for the global gym and fitness industry in general, and in Europe in particular. As the industry’s second-largest market, revenues among Europe’s gyms stood at 28.2 billion Euros, representing a growth of 3% compared with 2018. The figures for...

Cryptocurrencies – Better Avoided

Cryptocurrencies in general and ‘Bitcoin’ in particular were buzzwords four years ago, as they reached unprecedented popularity among private investors. By 2018, however, the buzz had gone, and the value of Bitcoin fallen by half but last month prices had hiked anew,...