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Digging Deeper: Chinese cross-border mining M&A steals the spotlight

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23 September 2016

While the commodity super cycle may be a distant memory, China’s recent wave of cross-border resource acquisitions is helping to prop up global mining M&A. Indeed, the country has served as the only legitimate catalyst for deals since January 2015, closing 20 cross-border mining deals worth approximately US$8.3 billion, a 6% share of investment globally into the sector. Read more
Monthly M&A Insider – September 2016

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22 September 2016

Global M&A activity has continued to slow down when compared to the record highs of last year. With 946 deals worth US$182.2bn, this has been the lowest-valued August since 2013, seeing a 34.7% decline in value and 446 fewer deals. According to global statistics, the top sector for the month was energy, mining & utilities, with 84 deals that were up 28.1% in value when compared to last year. Read more
Attractive M&A Targets: Part 1 – What do buyers look for?

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21 September 2016

Mergermarket is pleased to present Attractive M&A Targets: Part 1, an analysis of the financial characteristics of acquisition targets conducted by the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School and commissioned by Intralinks. The first instalment of this two-part research study investigates six key financial measures (growth, profitability, leverage, size, liquidity and valuation) of a global sample of 33,952 public and private companies, with annual revenues of at least US$50 million, over the period 1992-2014. Read more
Due Diligence Roadmap #2: Managing The Buy-Side

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15 September 2016

Thorough preparation, effective team organization, and clear communication are the driving factors behind successful due diligence. However, defining the universal components of a so-called “diligence dream team” is difficult as no two teams — or deals — are alike. With an emphasis on examining team structure and communication challenges, RR Donnelley, in conjunction with Mergermarket, is pleased to present Due Diligence Roadmap: Managing the Buy-Side. Read more
Fast forward: Secrets to rapid growth in a new economy

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13 September 2016

Fast Forward: Secrets to rapid growth in a new economy, published by Rackspace and FT Remark, aims to pinpoint where UK companies are finding the most rewarding growth opportunities and to investigate the role played by digital technologies in capturing and accelerating growth. It also examines whether companies are getting the most out of their innovation investments. Read more
Investing in India’s growth story – Kroll Quarterly M&A Newsletter

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08 September 2016

Favorable economic and demographic conditions, plus an encouraging regulatory regime, are turning India into an ideal target market for inbound M&A in Asia-Pacific. Since 2011, inbound transactions have trended up, and overall foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country reached a peak in 2015 that placed India as one of the leading destinations for global FDI, ahead of the region’s economic behemoth China. Read more
Taking stock: Going public in volatile times

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08 September 2016

Mergermarket is pleased to present Taking stock: Going public in volatile times, published in association with Reed Smith. The third report in Reed Smith’s Deal Dimensions series, Taking stock assesses the current volatility in the capital markets, how companies are preparing themselves to launch IPOs when markets become receptive to new issues, and the challenges they face post-launch. Read more
Market Spotlight: Healthcare

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01 September 2016

Welcome to the August Venue® Market Spotlight. While overall M&A activity has slowed over the first half of 2016, observers are forecasting strong dealflow in the healthcare industry over the next year. This optimism can be attributed to a variety of factors, including companies’ desire to acquire synergistic technology and longer life expectancies worldwide, which has led to greater demand for care. Read more
William Fry Mid-Year Irish M&A Review 2016

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31 August 2016

Mergermarket is pleased to present the William Fry Mid-Year M&A Review. This report provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the Irish M&A market during H1 2016, and offers insight into likely trends in the year ahead. From a slow start in the first two months, M&A value jumped sixfold to €17.7bn in H1 2016 year-on-year, while volume increased 9% to 58 deals. Read more
Aviation and Aerospace M&A Quarterly – Q2 2016

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12 August 2016

ICF International (formerly ICF SH&E) is pleased to present the 12th edition of Aircraft, Airlines, Aerospace & Airport M&A Quarterly, published in association with Mergermarket. The publication highlights activity and trends in aircraft, airlines, aerospace, airport and tourism M&A in Q2 2016. 3i Infrastructure and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management acquire Belgian GSE leasing and services provider TCR International from Chequers Capital and Florac SAS for US$228m TUI acquires Transat’s French and Greek units for US$62m TransDigm Group buys ILC Industries, the parent company of Data Device Corporation, from private equity firm Behrman Capital for US$1bn HNA Group acquires a 13% stake in Virgin Australia for US$114m, while China’s Nanshan Group buys a further 20% stake in the Australian carrier for US$198m Read more