23 July, 2014
Mergermarket’s 2Q14 Regional Flash Reports have been released. This quarter’s discussions highlight David Hill, executive vice president for exploration and business development for Encana and the rapid series of deals he and his team were involved with along with seven other Q&A sessions with regional dealmakers who closed a deal last quarter. Looking for more information…
17 July, 2014
Mergermarket Releases Global H1 2014 Consumer M&A Trend Report Highlights include: • Consumer M&A activity totalled US$ 140.7bn in H1 2014, a marginal increase of 3.3% compared to H1 2013 (US$ 136.2bn). The first half of 2014 improved upon the weak finish in 2013 and was up 44.7% from H2 2013 (US$ 97.2bn). H1 2014…
15 July, 2014
Mintoi Chessa-Florea, Healthcare Correspondent at Mergermarket, talks about the Shire yielding to AbbVie GBP 21bn takeover offer, in the wake of tax inversions target interest.
15 July, 2014
Sofia Cerqueira, ECM reporter at Dealreporter and Mergermarket, talks about how the first half of 2014 saw a record number of deals, but also its fair share of failures. Investors want a “bang for their buck” amid flurry of IPO opportunities.
11 July, 2014
Mergermarket Releases Global H1 2014 Industrials M&A Trend Report Highlights include: • Q2 2014 (US$ 41bn, 424 deals) brought hope for the Industrials sector, registering the highest M&A activity by deal value since Q4 2012 (US$ 44bn). This is in contrast to Q1 2014 (US$ 21.4bn), which tumbled 46.8% from Q4 2013 (US$ 40.3bn). Overall,…
10 July, 2014
Kirsty Wilson, Global Research Editor, talks about how Mergermarket released its global M&A trend report for H1 2014, which shows the value of M&A hitting a post crisis high at US$ 1.6tn.
06 July, 2014
Middle East and Africa M & A deals shrink sharply in the first half of 2014 In first half of 2014 outbound deal value exceeded inbound values By Babu Das Augustine, Banking Editor Dubai: Africa and Middle East targeted mergers and acquisitions (M & A) dropped 38 per cent to $21.3 billion during the first…
03 July, 2014
Freshfields, Skadden, Kirkland lead M&A pack at half-year point amid strong deal recovery Author: Pui-Guan Man Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has dominated the European and UK M&A rankings by deal value and volume for the first half of 2014, amid a 56% year-on-year uptick in global deal-making. Figures from Legal Week’s exclusive data provider, Mergermarket, show…
02 July, 2014
Mergermarket released its Global M&A Trend report with legal advisors league tables for H1 2014. US Highlights include: Q2 2014 was valued at US$ 405.2bn, more than double (up 135.6%) Q2 2013’s value (US$ 172bn), making Q2 2014 the highest valued quarter since Q2 2007 Compared to all the other regions, the US experienced the…
25 June, 2014
African telecoms infrastructure groups such as IHS, Helios Towers and Eaton Towers are raising funds to buy towers from mobile operators. They have traditionally raised funds from private equity investors, and there is talk that they are exploring international bonds. For more CNBC Africa is joined by Vinjeru Mkandawire, M&A Reporter at Mergermarket.