ESG on the Rise: Making an impact in M&A

06 May 2019

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The buzz surrounding environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment and M&A decisions is stronger than ever. Issues ranging from climate change to human rights and labor standards have come to the forefront of investors’ concerns. But how M&A dealmakers and fund managers are taking these factors into account when considering potential investments is still an evolving process.

To better understand the extent to which ESG impacts M&A and investment in today’s market environment, IHS Markit commissioned Mergermarket to survey private equity, asset management, and corporate executives for their insights.

Key findings include:

• After identifying a promising target, nearly all respondents (90%) said they conduct ESG due diligence.

• Respondents predict that ESG issues will become significantly (53%) or somewhat (30%) more important in M&A decision-making over the next 12 to 24 months.

• Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions emerged as the top ESG priority for over a third of respondents (37%), followed by human rights and labor standards for over a quarter (27%).

Dealmakers: Australian mid-market M&A Q1 2019 update

08 May 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Dealmakers: Australian mid-market M&A Q1 2019 update, published in association with Pitcher Partners.

Australian M&A was slow out of the gate in 2019, with deal totals for Q1 down 12% by volume and 11% by value quarter-on-quarter. Uncertainties – such as the impending federal election set for May, the fallout of the Royal Commission’s investigation into banking misconduct, and global frictions resulting from the US-China trade war – could all be contributing to the decline in investment activity as dealmakers sit on the sidelines. If history is a guide, dealmaking will gain renewed momentum in the second half of 2019 following the federal election.
 
This special infographic newsletter looks at the following trends and considerations as 2019 unfolds:
 
  • Mid-market M&A trends since 2016
  • Analysis of buyer geographies and trends among North American, European and Asian inbound dealmakers
  • Sector updates: Increasing and decreasing deal activity in hot industries

Rising to the challenge: Corporate crisis management in Japan

05 June 2019 - 12:01 am UTC


Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
10am~2pm
Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo
 
6月5日(水)10:00~14:00
シャングリラホテル 東京
 
10:00〜10:10
開会の挨拶
デロイトトーマツ ファイナンシャルアドバイザリー合同会社
代表執行役社長
福島 和宏
 
Opening Remarks
Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC.
CEO Kazuhiro Fukushima
10:10〜10:40
基調講演
最新動向を踏まえたクライシス対応
~日本企業が陥りやすい初動における留意点~
 
長島・大野・常松法律事務所
パートナー
眞武 慶彦
 
Keynote Speech
Crisis response based on the latest trends
‐Points to be noted in the initial movement that Japanese companies are likely to fall into
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Yoshihiko Matake
10:40〜11:30
クライシス対応の要諦
複雑化するクライシス案件の対応におけるトップマネジメントの行動原則とプロフェッショナルの役割
デロイトトーマツ ファイナンシャルアドバイザリー合同会社
クライシスマネジメントサービス統括
執行役員/パートナー
三木 要
 
The key to crisis support
Top management's principles of behavior and the role of professionals in dealing with complex crises 
 
Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC.
Crisis Management Service
General management of crisis management service
Executive Officer / Partner
Kaname Miki
11:30〜12:10
危機対応力をいかに強化していくか
平時の準備の重要性や、クライシス時の組織編制 、テクノロジーについてディスカッションします。
 
デロイトトーマツ ファイナンシャルアドバイザリー合同会社
クライシスマネジメントサービス統括
執行役員/パートナー
三木 要
 
有限責任監査法人トーマツ
リスクアドバイザリー事業本部
グローバルクライシスマネジメントリーダー
パートナー
杉山 雅彦
 
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Risk Advisory | Crisis and Resilience
Director
Theodorus Niemeijer
 
How to improve the crisis response force
We will have a panel discussion as for Importance of preparation for peace-training and simulation, how to organize a team-integrate and Importance of Technology
 
Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC.
Crisis Management Service
General management of crisis management service
Executive Officer / Partner
Kaname Miki
 
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Partner
Masahiko Sugiyama
 
Deloitte U.K
Director
Theodorus Niemeijer
12:10〜12:20     Q&A
12:20〜12:30     閉会のあいさつ Closing message
12:30〜14:00     ランチレセプション Lunch reception
 
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CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2018/2019

16 April 2019

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Mergermarket and Mazars are pleased to present CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2018/2019. This report offers an overview of investor activity into the CEE region in 2018, and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities for the coming months.
 
Key highlights include:
 
  • Inbound deal activity was one of the main drivers of M&A across CEE in 2018. Cross-border deal value more than doubled year-on-year, rising to €27 billion and accounting for more than half of total CEE deal value for the year. This performance made last year the second strongest year since 2014 for the total value of inbound deals into the region.
  • The energy and utilities sector led the way in terms of value in 2018, with €7.6 billion worth of inbound deals; while industrials proved the strongest sector in terms of inbound volume, at 60 deals.
  • The outlook appears positive for 2019, with high growth, low costs and regional stability offering a promising year for investors in CEE.

A blueprint for digitalisation

15 April 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present A blueprint for digitalisation, produced in association with Noerr and the Technical University of Munich. This report offers analysis of the German M&A market between 2013 and 2018 and an insight into how businesses can move towards a successful digitalisation strategy.

Key findings include:

  • 68% of businesses surveyed in this report say that digital transformation now plays a central role in their strategy. However, 45% do not have or do not know whether they have a clear digitalisation strategy.
  • Acquisitions are the main way in which companies are enhancing their digital strategy, with 71% of respondents agreeing that acquiring digital firms now plays a central role in their strategy.
  • The number of deals with a digitalisation element in Germany has risen significantly, from 19% to 25% from 2013-2017.
  • Key success factors for digital M&A are the integration of the organisational structure, culture and management information systems of the target into the acquiring company, as well as keeping the employees of the target on board.

1Q19 Global M&A Report with league tables of legal advisors

03 April 2019

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Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its 1Q19 report with financial and legal advisor league tables. According to the new research, after a peak in the M&A cycle during the first half of 2018, greater market volatility, geopolitical tensions between the US and China, Brexit anxiety in Europe, as well as strengthening economic headwinds precipitated a slowdown in M&A activity in the beginning of the year.

  • Only 3,558 transactions worth a total USD 801.5bn were registered in 1Q19, a 15% decrease in value compared to 1Q18 (5,085 deals worth USD 943.5bn).
  • Large cross-border deals, which propelled M&A activity in the past five years, have almost disappeared. Only nine mega deals (above USD 10bn) have been struck so far this year, down from 14 in 1Q18.  All but two, Newmont’s acquisition of Canada-based Goldcorp for USD 12.8bn and Saudi Aramco's acquisition of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for USD 70.4bn were the result of US-based corporates taking out competitors in their home market.
  • Cross border M&A accounted for only 30.8% global M&A in 1Q19 (USD 246.9bn) compared to 38-40% on average between 2015 and 2018. Outbound M&A from China and Hong Kong was particularly subdued, reaching its lowest level since 3Q14, at USD 12.1bn over 56 deals in 1Q19. In Europe, only 17 deals were struck by acquirers from China and Hong Kong for a total value of USD 2.3bn, the lowest quarterly value recorded since 4Q13.

“With pockets of consolidation in some particularly hot sectors, vigorous private equity activity and a healthy domestic deal flow in the US should give hope to dealmakers for the rest of 2019,” commented Beranger Guille, Global Editorial Analytics Director at Mergermarket.

Mergermarket releases 1Q19 M&A report with league tables

02 April 2019

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Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its Q1 2019 report with financial and legal advisor league tables. According to the new research, after a peak in the M&A cycle during the first half of 2018, greater market volatility, geopolitical tensions between the US and China, Brexit anxiety in Europe, as well as strengthening economic headwinds precipitated a slowdown in M&A activity in the beginning of the year.
 
  • Only 3,558 transactions worth a total USD 801.5bn were registered in 1Q19, a 15% decrease in value compared to 1Q18 (5,085 deals worth USD 943.5bn).
  • Large cross-border deals, which propelled M&A activity in the past five years, have almost disappeared. Only nine mega deals (above USD 10bn) have been struck so far this year, down from 14 in 1Q18.  All but two, Newmont’s acquisition of Canada-based Goldcorp for USD 12.8bn and Saudi Aramco's acquisition of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for USD 70.4bn were the result of US-based corporates taking out competitors in their home market.
  • Cross border M&A accounted for only 30.8% global M&A in 1Q19 (USD 246.9bn) compared to 38-40% on average between 2015 and 2018. Outbound M&A from China and Hong Kong was particularly subdued, reaching its lowest level since 3Q14, at USD 12.1bn over 56 deals in 1Q19. In Europe, only 17 deals were struck by acquirers from China and Hong Kong for a total value of USD 2.3bn, the lowest quarterly value recorded since 4Q13.
“With pockets of consolidation in some particularly hot sectors, vigorous private equity activity and a healthy domestic deal flow in the US should give hope to dealmakers for the rest of 2019,” commented Beranger Guille, Global Editorial Analytics Director at Mergermarket.

Japan M&A Forum 2019

10 April 2019 - 12:00 am UTC


Our 3rd annual Mergermarket Japan M&A Forum returns to Tokyo in April 2019 for a full day of engaging and insightful conversations on the M&A trends, challenges, and outlook shaping the corporate agenda in Japan. Expert panels and networking opportunities with M&A thought leaders make this an event not to be missed.

M&A Market Briefing: China and Hong Kong

26 March 2019

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Mergermarket and Merrill DatasiteOne are pleased to jointly present M&A Market Briefing: China and Hong Kong.
Investor confidence remains relatively strong toward China and Hong Kong. While deal values and volumes posted marginal annual declines of 1% each, both markets avoided much deeper downtrends amid China’s trade tensions with the US and economic growth uncertainties at home.
 
You can now download this special infographic newsletter that looks at trends and insights shaping dealmaking in the region as 2019 unfolds:
  • M&A market landscape in China and Hong Kong
  • Foreign inbound deals and the shifting interest among buyers from North America and Europe
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions and their contribution to the market
  • Healthcare spotlight: an inside look and analysis of investment trends into China and Hong Kong’s healthcare and life sciences industry

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