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Toppan Vite – M&A Pulse: Asset management and mutual fund M&A

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08 March 2017

The fund management space saw a flurry of M&A activity in 2016 with 303 deals globally worth US$43.3bn. While activity in 2017 is expected to increase, dealmakers face new potential obstacles in the form of the Trump administration’s changes to financial regulations and a growing number of technology firms seeking to automate portfolio management. Toppan Vite, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse. Read more
William Fry M&A Review 2016

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01 March 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present the William Fry M&A Review. This report provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the Irish M&A market during 2016, and discusses trends for the year ahead including the potential effects of Brexit on the Irish M&A market. Against the backdrop of a buoyant 2014 and 2015, Irish M&A performance in 2016 was impressive – however, a closer look reveals a normalising market. Read more
Market Spotlight: PE Buyouts

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28 February 2017

Global private equity buyouts reached a five-year high in 2016, totaling 2,765 deals valued at US$399.4bn. With capital growth accelerating and competition for quality targets increasing, dealmakers are forecasting a flurry of buyout activity in the year ahead. In order to gain a full understanding of private equity buyout activity in 2017, Donnelley Financial Solutions along with Mergermarket interviewed global dealmakers for insight on what types of buyouts and in which sectors we will see the most activity. Read more
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