The Mergermarket Group

Americas +1 212 686 5606

Europe +44 (0)20 3741 1000

Asia-Pacific +852 2158 9700


Publications Library

Slow but steady: US M&A H1 2016

Download Slow but steady: US M&A H1 2016

29 July 2016

Mergermarket is pleased to present Slow but steady: US M&A H1 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 the rest of 2016. After two blockbuster years for US M&A, the market reverted to historical norms for the first half of 2016. Read more
Market Spotlight: M&A Post-Brexit

Download Market Spotlight: M&A Post-Brexit

28 July 2016

Welcome to the July Venue® Market Spotlight. Against a backdrop of sluggish global growth and diminished M&A activity this year, Brexit adds further uncertainty to the macroeconomic picture. Before the dust settles, many corporates will likely take a “wait and see” approach when it comes to dealmaking, both in Europe and beyond. To gain insight on the effects of the UK vote on M&A, RR Donnelley commissioned Mergermarket to interview professionals based in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Read more
Q2 2016 Baker & McKenzie Cross-Border M&A Index

Download Q2 2016 Baker & McKenzie Cross-Border M&A Index

15 July 2016

Headwinds that began to slow the progress of cross-border M&A in Q1 2016 continued to strengthen. Hesitancy persisted as global markets remained volatile: China’s slowdown showed no signs of abating; oil prices were still down despite recovering some ground; and political uncertainty grew globally. The UK held its EU referendum, presidential nomination campaigns occurred in the US, and a number of other parliamentary elections were held worldwide.  Read more
Dealmakers’ Guide

Download Dealmakers’ Guide

14 July 2016

In a global environment fraught with economic uncertainty and political change, companies looking to acquire need help from their adviser pool like never before. M&A activity worldwide stood at US$4.28tn in 2015, an increase of 30.4% on the previous year, but has dipped so far in 2016. With a lower number of deals, the stakes are even higher for those that do get done. Read more
North Asia 2016: AVCJ private equity and venture capital report

Download North Asia 2016: AVCJ private equity and venture capital report

13 July 2016

North Asia’s two major economies of Japan and South Korea present some highly contrasting narratives for private equity, and a salutary divergence in macroeconomic themes. In 2015, Japanese private equity contributed just 10.5% in value to overall Japanese M&A, down from 23.7% in 2014. South Korean private equity, on the other hand, accounted for 50.9% of the country’s total M&A value in 2015, up from 27.1% in 2014. Read more
Testing the defenses: Cybersecurity due diligence in M&A

Download Testing the defenses: Cybersecurity due diligence in M&A

12 July 2016

As the importance of cybersecurity rises in the corporate environment, it has become vital for potential acquirers to assess the IT systems of M&A targets. Companies are increasingly aware of the need for cybersecurity due diligence, yet they often lack the proper personnel to conduct thorough analyses, according to a new study by West Monroe Partners and Mergermarket, Testing the defenses: Cybersecurity due diligence in M&A. Read more
Market Spotlight: Challenges for Private Equity

Download Market Spotlight: Challenges for Private Equity

30 June 2016

Welcome to the June Venue® Market Spotlight. RR Donnelley commissioned Mergermarket to interview professionals based in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific to gain insight on their opinions regarding private equity challenges over the next 12 months. As the appeal of private equity continues to rise among investors, competition for fundraising and deals is at an all-time high. Read more
Monthly M&A Insider – June 2016

Download Monthly M&A Insider – June 2016

24 June 2016

Global M&A activity continued at a deliberate pace in May, continuing this year’s slowdown, with 1,054 deals worth US$224.5bn – a 39.7% decrease in value and 356 fewer deals than the corresponding period of 2015. Private equity activity has been livelier, however: In the first two months of Q2 2016, there were 367 buyouts worth US$72.2bn, a 23.9% increase in value year-over-year. Read more
Mid-Market M&A: Deal Environment for Sellers

Download Mid-Market M&A: Deal Environment for Sellers

23 June 2016

As volatility continues in the world economy, the North American mid-market has seen a dip in M&A activity. In the first five months of 2016, the value of mid-market deals fell 10% to US$56.9bn, while volume dropped to 655 deals, from 896 a year earlier. After several years in which sellers could dictate terms, it has become a buyer’s market in many sectors. Read more
Searching for solutions: Energy asset sales in Asia-Pacific

Download Searching for solutions: Energy asset sales in Asia-Pacific

23 June 2016

Depressed oil prices are putting pressure on the profit margins of some international oil companies (IOCs), leading to further cost reductions. This may result in more asset sales in Asia-Pacific in the year ahead. In the Asia-Pacific region, 2015 closed with 44 energy divestitures and asset sales worth a total of US$17bn, down from 2014’s US$30.2bn from 60 deals. Read more