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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
European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2017

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31 January 2017

The majority of survey respondents expect the volume of European restructurings to hit its next peak in 2017, according to Debtwire Europe’s 13th European Distressed Debt Market Outlook, produced in association with Greenhill and Orrick. With Trump and Brexit both confounding pollsters against all odds, investors are a lot more wary over further geopolitical shocks as several looming key European elections pose potential pitfalls this year. Read more
European leveraged debt fights back

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30 January 2017

We are pleased to present European leveraged debt fights back, published in association with White & Case. Using data from Debtwire Analytics and Xtract Research, the report highlights the key factors and trends that are driving leveraged loan allocations and high yield bond issuance across Europe and the rest of the world. Highlights of the report include: Combined European leveraged loan and high yield bond issuances stood at €222 billion by the end of 2016, up from €179 billion in 2015.This was mostly made up by the leveraged loan market, which saw €135 billion-worth of issuance. Read more
Monthly M&A Insider – January 2017

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26 January 2017

2016 may not have surpassed the record highs of last year, with 670 fewer deals and an 18.1% decrease in overall value, but it did provide plenty of trends and milestones to examine for the year ahead. North America ended its third-highest valued year on Mergermarket record (since 2001), with deals totaling US$1.5tn. Meanwhile, Europe claimed the highest volume with 6,756 deals. Read more