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Navigating The Modern Deal Process: Targeting

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24 May 2017

The growing availability of data, increasing globalization, and the introduction of new technologies have significantly impacted the sourcing methods and strategies of sell-side targeting. This evolution has given rise to more targeted auctions, more unsolicited bids, and more potential regulatory hurdles to overcome. To better understand how the deal cycle continues to change for sell-side dealmakers, Donnelley Financial Solutions, in conjunction with Mergermarket, presents Navigating The Modern Deal Process: Targeting, the first of a three-part series. Read more
Confidential IPOs: The upside of filing in private

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09 May 2017

Since 2012 the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act has allowed companies with revenue under US$1bn to file for a public offering confidentially. Five years on, this type of IPO has become increasingly popular. Qualifying companies are taking advantage of the process, safeguarding their financial information while they work in private to ensure they meet the reporting standards of the SEC. Read more
Market Spotlight: Corporate Governance

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02 May 2017

Activist campaigns remained steady throughout 2016, reaching the third-highest annual count since 2009. While the year’s campaigns fell short of 2015’s record-breaking totals, the number of companies facing demands continued at a steady pace, notably among European and Asian companies. In the US, 456 activist demands were made on businesses, up from the 418 made in 2015. Read more
Monthly M&A Insider – April 2017

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25 April 2017

Global M&A value for Q1 2017 rose 8.9% versus the same period last year thanks to a number of announced megadeals. Year-over-year deal volume fell by 772 deals, however, amid concerns of geopolitical uncertainty among smaller buyers. North America held pole position as the leading destination for acquirers, witnessing a 24.5% increase in value. North America, Africa and the Middle East were the only regions to see deal values increase versus last year’s Q1 activity. Read more
Asia Pacific Business Complexities Survey 2017: Simplifying Business in a Complex World

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19 April 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present Asia Pacific Business Complexities Survey 2017, published in association with Baker McKenzie. 57% of business leaders across the Asia Pacific region see the business environment in which they operate becoming increasingly complex. Successfully plotting a way through today’s volatile business environment demands more resilience and ingenuity than ever before. New challenges arise as soon as old ones have subsided, and the ever changing nature of competition means companies must maintain a consistent, innovative edge. Read more
Rising to the challenge: M&A in Ukraine

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13 April 2017

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. Read more
Baker McKenzie Cross-Border Q1 2017

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12 April 2017

While the political turbulence of 2016 has shown little sign of abating, dealmakers seem to have taken the volatility on board. The Index fell to 218 (from 263 last quarter) but megadeals have kept it from sinking further. The triggering of Article 50, uncertainty around the Trump administration and bruising electoral campaigns in the EU have coalesced to exert downward pressure on the M&A market in Q1 2017. Read more
Digital disruption in the middle market

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10 April 2017

Companies are using leading-edge technologies to gain efficiencies, strengthen their targeting efforts and transform their businesses. As the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics become commonplace in the dealmaking landscape, what effect is this trend having on the middle market? Toppan Vite, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, asked five M&A experts to find out. Read more
Volatility and opportunity: Energy M&A in Asia-Pacific

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10 April 2017

Energy M&A in Asia-Pacific may not have had a record year in 2016, but it was still one for the record books. While dropping 33% in year-on-year value terms, overall announced deals maintained pace with 2015 (196 deals), closing the year with 198 transactions valued at US$77.6bn. Those amounts, despite the decline, were still the second highest annual totals, according to Mergermarket data spanning the past decade. Read more
Market Spotlight: The New World of Energy M&A

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30 March 2017

Record dealmaking in the energy sector last year amounted to the second-highest total deal volume (1,141) and the third-highest total deal value (US$512.3bn) in history. This activity was due to a wave of consolidations as oil prices hovered around US$50 a barrel. Meanwhile, 437 transactions in the alternative energy space represented more than a third of the sector’s volume. Read more