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PwC Private Equity Trend Report 2017

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27 February 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to provide the Private Equity Trend Report 2017 published by PwC, the 11th annual survey on current developments in German and international private equity (PE) investment. Key findings include: Only 37% of respondents say that their firms increased the volume of new investments made in the year, compared with 51% in 2015. At the same time, more firms say they decreased the number of deals they sealed YoY, from 19% in 2015 to 29% in 2016. Read more
Deal Drivers Americas Full Year 2016

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22 February 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to release the full-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, in association with Merrill Corporation. This report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity for the full year of 2016, offering insights into how announced deals of FY 2016 will impact M&A for the year ahead. Highlights from the report include: Trends in top deals: In the Americas, three out of the top five deals of 2016 involved cross-border acquisitions. Read more
Deal Drivers EMEA Full Year 2016

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22 February 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to release the full-year edition of Deal Drivers EMEA, in association with Merrill Corporation. This report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity for the full year of 2016, offering insights into how announced deals of FY 2016 will impact M&A for the year ahead. Highlights from the report include: Despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the UK & Ireland maintained pole position in European M&A with 22.3% of volume and 27.5% of value. Read more
Changing of the guard: SEC rulemaking under new leadership

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16 February 2017

The Trump administration continues to signal that changes to financial regulations are forthcoming. As the Securities and Exchange Commission prepares for a change in leadership, how will the agency’s priorities change? Toppan Vite, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, asked three leading corporate governance experts to find out. Points of discussion include: What will be at the top of the agenda for the incoming SEC commissioner? Read more
M&A Spotlight: CEE

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16 February 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present the latest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on CEE/SEE. The report provides an in-depth survey of the current and prospective M&A environment in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE), alongside extensive data on M&A trends, to offer insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the region, as well as the outlook for 2017. Read more
Billion Dollar Questions for Acquirers

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08 February 2017

Competition for assets continues to rise and acquirers are finding themselves paying more for their targets. With insight into M&A strategy more sought-after than ever, new sources of information can be particularly valuable. One growing source is the academic research community, which is exploring areas such as the “performance persistence” of acquirers, how to evaluate the advantages of different types of deal advisors, and the relative advantages of buying early or late in an M&A cycle. Read more
North American Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2017

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01 February 2017

With underwhelming GDP growth in the United States and concerns on the health of distressed businesses, investors are showing less enthusiasm to increase their capital allocations to distressed debt. Debtwire’s twelfth annual North American Distressed Debt Market Outlook, produced in association with Cortland Capital, shows that the percentage of respondents planning to increase allocations to distressed debt dropped from 54% last year to 36% this year, and the percentage of respondents planning to decrease allocations nearly doubled from 11% to 21%. Read more
Market Spotlight: Tech M&A

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31 January 2017

Last year, M&A in the technology sector came very close to the record-breaking highs of 2015. Companies looking to acquire new technologies helped to create a blockbuster third quarter, which amounted to 550 deals worth US$146.6bn. Top tech deals of 2016 included Qualcomm’s US$47bn acquisition of NXP semiconductors; SoftBank’s US$31.6bn acquisition of ARM Holdings; and Microsoft’s US$26bn acquisition of LinkedIn. Read more
Building momentum: US M&A 2016

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31 January 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present Building momentum: US M&A 2016, in association with White & Case. The report looks at the key factors and trends driving dealmaking in the United States, and what might be in store for 2017. Despite relatively slow deal activity across the first nine months of 2016, the US M&A market delivered another strong year following a string of bulge bracket deals in October and November. Read more
Citi Canadian M&A Outlook 2017

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31 January 2017

Despite political and economic turbulence around the world, 2016 proved to be among the strongest years on record for Canadian M&A. Heading into 2017, the country is expecting to have another robust year driven by a continual flow of outbound investment activity, according to Navigating change: Canadian M&A in a period of global upheaval, sponsored by Citi in association with Mergermarket. Read more