Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2017

07 December 2017 - 08:00 am UTC

Mergermarket's European M&A Awards gather senior dealmakers from across the region at a black-tie gala dinner. Over 40 prizes are awarded for creative advisory work on complex transactions. Our rigorous judging process is unique. It starts with analysis of our market-leading league tables followed by a shortlist announcement and scrutiny by a panel of expert judges. There is only one winner per category, which means an M&A Award from Mergermarket is true recognition of an outstanding year.

Deal Drivers Benelux 2017

21 November 2017 - 08:00 am UTC

The new, all-encompassing event offers the opportunity to network with the most prominent players across the whole of the deals and financing community in one day. Top private equity firms and corporates will join us to examine international perspectives and gain insight into the direction of the industry for 2018 and beyond. The forum will then provide a deep-dive into each segment of the M&A and Financing markets.

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Scaling new heights: M&A integration in Banking

13 June 2017

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Early integration planning in financial services M&A can create better businesses, according to new EY survey
  • 95% of bankers say they start integration planning before signing
  • 78% of insurers had a synergy case in place before signing
  • 69% of asset managers say ensuring operational stability is a priority from day one
M&A announcements may get the headlines but a successful integration is the only true measure of a deal’s value. And dealmakers in the financial services sectors are increasingly acknowledging this, according to a new series of surveys from EY, Scaling new heights. These reports cover the banking and capital markets, wealth and asset management, and insurance industries and reveal that dealmakers now recognize how imperative it is to plan integration very early on in the dealmaking timetable. However, they also see plenty of room for improvement. Particularly in a world where AI, cybersecurity risk and FinTech are changing the way integration is achieved.
Scaling new heights provides a detailed look at integration within the major sectors of the financial services industry and takes readers on a journey from initial planning, through value realization, and up to future trends.
Alongside exclusive research, the reports also deliver invaluable insights into how dealmakers are stepping up to the mark — and what the priorities in M&A integration should now be.

Monthly M&A Insider – June 2017

26 June 2017

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Global M&A activity for May fell by 484 deals while value dropped 4.5% as dealmakers faced a market filled with uncertainty and volatility. North America continued its reign as the region with the highest M&A value, totaling US$99.3bn, while Europe had the most activity with 406 transactions. The Energy, Mining & Utilities sector secured its place as the month’s top sector with the help of three deals worth more than US$5bn each. Notably, the Construction sector also saw an uptick in deal value due to the US$33.1bn megadeal by Italian infrastructure company Atlantia and its purchase of Spain’s Abertis Infraestructuras. Although overall M&A activity slowed down in May, so far 2017’s global performance is on track to outpace 2016. Positive trends such as a rise in cross-border activity and an increase in private equity buyouts also reinforce the year’s outlook.

Highlights from this report include:

  • May saw 1,090 deals valued at US$229.8bn globally, a decrease in both activity and value when compared to 1,574 deals worth US$240.7bn in May 2016.
  • The top sector for the month was Energy, Mining & Utilities, which had 96 transactions worth US$41.2bn.
  • There were 1,084 private equity buyouts valued at US$192bn through the first five months of 2017.

Rising to the challenge: M&A in Ukraine

13 April 2017

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Mergermarket is pleased to present the second edition of M&A in Ukraine, published in association with Aequo. This report provides invaluable insight into key trends in Ukraine’s M&A landscape and outlook for 2017 and beyond.
After two exceptionally difficult years, the Ukrainian economy showed signs of recovery in 2016 – GDP grew by 1% in 2016, following a 9.9% contraction in 2015, and growth is expected to pick up to 2% in 2017, according to World Bank data.
Highlights from the report include:
  • Helped by the improving macroeconomic environment, the M&A market saw an uptick, with deal volume rising by 35% year on year. Disclosed value doubled to €310m, although this figure was boosted by UniCredit’s sale of Ukrsotsbank to ABH Holdings for €281m.
  • Ongoing consolidation in the financial services sector accounted for 43% of deal volume over the past two years. Outside financial services, lively sectors included energy, agriculture, where domestic players are looking to increase their land holdings, and TMT, particularly information and communications technologies (ICT) outsourcing.
  • Private equity (PE) activity in Ukraine has been subdued over the past three years. And activity was fairly static in 2016, with just four deals, all with undisclosed values.
  • Looking ahead, the Mergermarket Heat Chart, which logs ‘companies for sale stories’ for the past six months, shows that the consumer sector is generating the highest number of M&A targets (10), followed by financial services and industrial & chemicals with seven each.


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