China's landmark for the shipbuilding sector with its first cruise ship setting sail

China's landmark for the shipbuilding sector with its first cruise ship setting sail

15 January 2024 — Adora Magic City, China's first domestically built cruise ship, completed its first commercial voyage. As the vessel set sail, it signified China's capability to build mega-cruise ship and marked a significant milestone in the nation's maritime ambitions.

Optimizing working capital in a downturn for resilience

Optimizing working capital in a downturn for resilience

18 December 2023 — Many companies struggle to free up significant cash via optimizing net working capital (NWC). This article walks you through a pragmatic process for optimizing net working capital adding some practical key considerations as well. A systematic process is essential to free up cash reserves and shift working capital management from passive monitoring to active optimization.

An emerging trend of compact luxury cruise ships in the marine industry

An emerging trend of compact luxury cruise ships in the marine industry

6 November 2023 — Several new cruise lines are adopting an underdog strategy, deviating from the trend of launching increasingly larger cruise ships with up to 10 000 people in passenger capacity. While giant ships are a short-term "cash cow" for operators, smaller ships are believed to have distinct long-term advantages.

China built its first cruise ship, initiating an ambitious plan to take a share of the multi-billion industry

China built its first cruise ship, initiating an ambitious plan to take a share of the multi-billion industry

6 October 2023 — After 3 years of hiatus caused by the COVID-19 restrictions, international cruise lines can now resume sailings from China. However, China has moved forward on a 10-year plan with its own cruise line, with the ambition to become a key player in this multi-billion-dollar industry.

Identifying investment targets through future-looking industry analysis

Identifying investment targets through future-looking industry analysis

11 October 2022 — The private equity (PE) industry is, by nature, opportunistic and new investments are often evaluated case by case. Traditionally, PE deal sourcing has been relying largely on existing networks and screening of interesting industries. However, this easily leads investors to compete for the same targets. By conducting future-looking industry analysis, PE investors could be one step ahead of others, identify emerging opportunities early on and thus build a competitive advantage. In this article, we present a methodology that could be used for this.

China ambitions in cruise sets their agenda for full value chain – a potentially lucrative opportunity awaits

China ambitions in cruise sets their agenda for full value chain – a potentially lucrative opportunity awaits

22 December 2021 — Reddal was invited as a speaker to the Finnish Marine Industries Association (Meriteollisuus ry) international business session. We presented an update on the cruise ecosystem development in China, including views on cruise tourism, cruise ship building, and short- to mid-term opportunities.

Lessons from the Nordics – perspectives on Korean venture capital and startup ecosystem

Lessons from the Nordics – perspectives on Korean venture capital and startup ecosystem

29 September 2021 — The Nordic startup ecosystems have grown their significance during the past decades, the development phases and key characteristics of the ecosystems can offer lessons to learn for the Korean startup landscape.

SMEs and national economic development

SMEs and national economic development

12 February 2020 — Reddal Client Director, Dr. Per Stenius, was invited to speak about the impact of SMEs on national economic development at the APEC Public-Private Dialogue “Capitalize on Research and Development” 2020 in Malaysia.