The Rise of the New Blue Chips

5 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2008

Date Written: Autumn 2008


Call them the New Blues - emerging blue-chip companies and sovereign wealth funds from developing markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Middle East - that can compete on the same level in mergers and acquisitions with the largest and most powerful corporations in the West. These freshly-minted contenders, along with a spate of government-run investment funds in developing nations, are driving an unprecedented worldwide deal-making spree involving the buying and selling of topnotch R&D, marketing, and brands.

Keywords: Emerging Markets, M&A, Mergers and Acquisitions, Blue Chip, New Blues

JEL Classification: F23, G3, L1

Suggested Citation

Adolph, Gerald and Pettit, Justin, The Rise of the New Blue Chips (Autumn 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Gerald Adolph

Booz & Company ( email )

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 90045
United States


Justin Pettit (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

United States
9146092011 (Phone)

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