• Monthly M&A Insider - Q1 2018

    The first quarter of 2018 saw global M&A value totaling US$890.6bn, the highest for any Q1 on Mergermarket record. Megadeals such as Cigna's US$67.8bn purchase of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts helped the quarter’s value surge, with 23 deals valued at US$5bn or more occurring in March....

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  • ICOs and the future of capital raising

    Less than a decade after Bitcoin launched in 2009, the number of digital coins has skyrocketed — and initial coin offerings (ICOs) have the corporate world considering their merits as a new fundraising tool. But the specter of impending regulations on the horizon and continued volatility in the cryptocurrency....

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  • Global Corporate Divestment Study 2018

    First quarter 2018 M&A activity surpassed $1 trillion in deals as companies tried to address the pressures of ongoing digital disruption, with strategic divestments high on the agenda.   According to EY’s latest Global Corporate Divestment Study, produced in association with Mergermarket,....

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  • Q1 2018 Global M&A Report with Legal Advisor League Tables

    Mergermarket, leading M&A data and intelligence provider, has released its Q1 2018 Global M&A Report with legal advisor league tables. According to new research, the extraordinary surge in dealmaking seen at the end of 2017 has continued through into 2018 as global M&A hit its highest Q1 value on Mergermarket....

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  • Q1 2018 Global M&A Report with Financial Advisor League Tables

    Mergermarket, leading M&A data and intelligence provider, has released its Q1 2018 Global M&A Report with financial advisor league tables. According to new research, the extraordinary surge in dealmaking seen at the end of 2017 has continued through into 2018 as global M&A hit its highest Q1 value....

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  • Monthly M&A Insider - March 2018

    February experienced only a 1.4% drop in global M&A value despite a 35.5% decrease in volume when compared to the same month last year. Cross-border transactions experienced a similar decline in volume, though domestic deals surged by nearly one-third. North America was the greatest contributor to the....

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  • Return of the Megadeal

    Megadeals are back. Within the first two months of 2018, 25 M&A deals valued at US$4bn or more were announced. Companies with cash on hand and the need to transform their business model are increasingly seeking high-value targets, while financial buyers continue their search for new advantages in the....

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  • Baltic M&A Monitor 2018

    Mergermarket is pleased to present the Baltic M&A Monitor, in association with Ellex. This report provides a detailed look at M&A activity in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, along with forecasts for the year ahead. According to Mergermarket data, a total of 53 deals worth €642m were announced....

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  • Ireland Full-year M&A Review 2017

    Mergermarket and William Fry are pleased to present the Ireland Full-year M&A Review. This report provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the Irish M&A market during 2017, and offers insight into likely trends in the year ahead. Key findings include: Deal volume reached its highest....

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  • Market Spotlight: M&A Financing

    Rising investor confidence and positive economic forecasts have set the stage for an increase in M&A activity in 2018. With uncertainty over US tax reforms no longer looming, low interest rates and low inflation have helped create a potentially ideal environment for dealmaking. But which financing structures....

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