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White Paper: Key Drivers for Success in China - Understanding the Mid-Tier Market

Over recent years, China has seen an enormous amount of foreign investment. Historically, a significant share of the investments has targeted establishing production facilities that benefited from the low labor costs and were primarily used for export purposes. However, with increasing labor costs as well as a stronger Chinese currency (as compared to USD), manufacturing in China is not as competitive as it once was. At the same time, ongoing urbanization and rapidly growing middle-class are likely to drive domestic consumption thus making the Chinese sales market the new target for many Western companies.

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White Paper: Innovative Automotive Interiors Driving a New Phase of Customer Loyalty

There’s no escaping consumer thirst for technological innovation, and few industries are embracing that demand like the global automotive interiors or electronics industries.  Borrowing from the consumer electronics industry, and in some cases creating entirely new categories of telematics and infotainment, vehicle manufacturers have created interiors that better connect, protect and safely inform today’s drivers and passengers.  The challenge for interior executives in the increasingly competitive global automotive market is to understand the pace at which different regions will adopt interior and electronic features and the value differential placed on the offerings by distinct global markets.

Legacy Approach to Top Line Growth Execution Not Enough for Today's Recovery

Although the overall U.S. economy has generally expanded since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009, a new report indicates that growth may be stalling and executives navigating this recovering economy should take heed. 

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Ducker Worldwide Expands Into London, UK

Ducker Worldwide LLC (with offices in North America, China, India and Europe) is pleased to announce the opening of its London office.   Located central of London, Ducker Worldwide (UK) Ltd officially opened its doors in May 2013. 

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Ducker Worldwide’s Philippe Bourrat presenting and co-organizing the keynote conference “ideas for the future” at the upcoming LE PRINTEMPS DES ETUDES event

The “Printemps des Etudes” (the spring of Research) trade show was created by and for the Communications, Marketing and Research profession in response to the industry’s need for a more comprehensive event.

Ducker Worldwide Research and Analysis Techniques: Robust Commercial Diligence Ensures Superior Returns

Private equity investors are highly skilled at analyzing financial due diligence, modeling returns and transaction structuring.  However, the real driver of value with any buyout is post-closing operating performance.  And, there is no better way to be certain about this outcome than to engage in robust commercial due diligence as part of the investment process.  Rigorous commercial due diligence encompassing competitive intelligence; voice-of-customer; supplier risks; trend analyses; demand quantification; and, operational evaluation is crucial to highlighting the true value of a target and ensuring it possesses the fundamentals to drive operating performance that will deliver superior return.  

Ducker Worldwide in the News: Crash diet gets results at GM

When General Motors rolled out the Cadillac ATS compact last fall as the lightest entry in a performance-oriented segment, Mark Reuss noted the irony.

"For the first time, we actually did a car that wasn't bigger and heavier than everyone else," GM's North America president told The New York Times.

Ducker Worldwide in the News: Detroit Sheds Pounds for Gas-Mileage Gains

Auto makers wrestling with ambitious mileage goals have touted hybrids and electrics as the wave of the future, but they have found a quicker path to improved fuel efficiency, reinventing the way traditional gas-powered cars are built.


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