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Monthly M&A Insider – March 2017

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29 March 2017

January’s strong M&A record did not carry over its momentum into February as global deal values and activities fell for the month. Meanwhile, private equity buyouts and exits have slowed down when compared to the pace of Q1 2016. Energy, Mining & Utilities experienced the most activity for any sector but also faced a 27.1% decline in value. Read more
Safe Secrets: Dealing With Data Privacy Issues In M&A

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28 March 2017

Data privacy is an important and complex factor to consider in every M&A deal. Concerns can include a lack of appropriate privacy controls on either side of the table, failure to understand the types of security programs being inherited, and specific regulations unique to different sectors or geographies. These issues, if not properly addressed in the early stages of negotiations, can delay and even determine the success of a deal. Read more
Storm clouds on the horizon:  An analysis of the UK retail sector and its financing

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28 March 2017

We are pleased to present Storm clouds on the horizon: An analysis of the UK retail sector and its financing, published in association with Alteri Investors. Based on research conducted by Debtwire and Alteri on the current state of UK retailer debt, the findings are highly polarised: some retailers are confident about their future while others acknowledge the turbulence that lies ahead. Read more
North Asia M&A: Towards technological convergence

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23 March 2017

Click here for the Simplified Chinese version. Mergermarket is pleased to present North Asia M&A: Towards technological convergence, published in association with Merrill Corporation. Five years of roaring M&A growth may finally have found its ceiling as deal totals for acquisitions in North Asia settle into more modest territory, in a year marked by volatility and uncertainty across the globe. Read more
Infrastructure M&A: Journey to the non-core

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21 March 2017

We are pleased to present Infrastructure M&A: Journey to the non-core, published in association with White & Case. Using data from InfraDeals, the report explores the shift in infrastructure dealmaking by institutional and infrastructure investors alike in the non-core infrastructure space. We investigate where the key battlegrounds are in the increasingly competitive infrastructure landscape; the opportunities and challenges for both sets of investors; and we ask how funds can survive and thrive in this brave new world of infrastructure dealmaking. Read more
Prognosis positive: Pharma and biotech M&A outlook

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20 March 2017

Overall M&A activity in 2016 may have fallen short of 2015’s record highs, but dealmaking in the pharma and biotech sector remained consistent. Mid-market activity in this sector showed the most resilience last year, producing 98 deals among pharma and biotech companies in North America. Top targets included Derma Sciences at US$172m, Sentynl Therapeutics at US$171m, and Savara Inc. Read more
Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A in Australia 2017

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16 March 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A in Australia 2017, published in association with Pitcher Partners. Total Australian M&A activity in 2016 closed 12% higher on the prior year, due mainly to a flurry of activity in the last quarter, despite global trends which saw a decline in deal activity of 4%. The nation’s mid-market saw a decline of 17%, with a strong finish towards the end of the year providing solid activity pipelines into 2017. Read more
The New Deal: Driving insurance transformation with strategy-aligned M&A

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15 March 2017

The insurance industry is facing disruption in a variety of forms. New technologies, new competitors, new markets, new regulations, and changing consumer behaviors all offer tremendous opportunities and significant risk to the industry’s legacy business model. This has caused participants to reevaluate their business portfolio and change their strategic objectives, leading experts to conclude that the global insurance industry will soon face a wave of M&A. Read more
Baltic M&A Monitor 2017

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13 March 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present the Baltic M&A Monitor, in association with Ellex. This report provides a detailed look at M&A activity in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, along with forecasts for the year ahead. Consistent deal activity has characterised M&A in the Baltics in 2016. Deal volume across all three countries is up 24% year-on-year to 63 deals, the highest point in Mergermarket history. Read more
Canadian Oil & Gas 2017 Outlook

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09 March 2017

Market observers predict an increase for M&A in Canada’s oil & gas sector for 2017. Key drivers for sector activity include the search for new technologies to reduce costs and emissions as well as ongoing interest from E&P and private equity firms. In order to examine the upcoming trends and opportunities within the Canadian oil & gas sector, Torys LLP commissioned Mergermarket to interview senior Canadian corporate executives and investment bankers for their insights. Read more