04 September, 2014
ECI Defies Flat UK Deal Environment With £500m Fundraising; Fundraising follows flat period for buyouts in the country since the financial crisis Alec Macfarlane Please see here for the full article online.
18 August, 2014
Chugai shares hit record on Roche takeover reports Roche is the world’s biggest maker of cancer drugs Chugai’s stock surged by more than 20% in Tokyo trading on Monday. Roche, the world’s biggest maker of cancer drugs, already owns about 60% of the Japanese firm and is said to be looking to buy the remainder…
11 August, 2014
Lack of mega deals weighs on UK M&A figures Lack of mega deals weighs on UK M&A figures M&A activity targeting the United Kingdom stood at £37.5bn in the first half of 2014, the lowest half-year value since 2010 (£37bn) and a 12.5% drop from the first six months of last year. M&A activity targeting…
31 July, 2014
Departure Of Supermajors From Nigeria’s Oil Sector Prompts Local Financing Shift By Davide Barbuscia & Katie McQue For major international oil companies, like Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell, the Nigerian black market for crude oil has become unbearable. They’ve had enough. And for the US firms, bigger fortunes with less risk lie at home with the…
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 31bn 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.