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Monthly M&A Insider – April 2017

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25 April 2017

Global M&A value for Q1 2017 rose 8.9% versus the same period last year thanks to a number of announced megadeals. Year-over-year deal volume fell by 772 deals, however, amid concerns of geopolitical uncertainty among smaller buyers. North America held pole position as the leading destination for acquirers, witnessing a 24.5% increase in value. North America, Africa and the Middle East were the only regions to see deal values increase versus last year’s Q1 activity. Read more
Asia Pacific Business Complexities Survey 2017: Simplifying Business in a Complex World

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19 April 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present Asia Pacific Business Complexities Survey 2017, published in association with Baker McKenzie. 57% of business leaders across the Asia Pacific region see the business environment in which they operate becoming increasingly complex. Successfully plotting a way through today’s volatile business environment demands more resilience and ingenuity than ever before. New challenges arise as soon as old ones have subsided, and the ever changing nature of competition means companies must maintain a consistent, innovative edge. Read more
Rising to the challenge: M&A in Ukraine

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13 April 2017

Mergermarket is pleased to present the second edition of M&A in Ukraine, published in association with Aequo. This report provides invaluable insight into key trends in Ukraine’s M&A landscape and outlook for 2017 and beyond. After two exceptionally difficult years, the Ukrainian economy showed signs of recovery in 2016 – GDP grew by 1% in 2016, following a 9.9% contraction in 2015, and growth is expected to pick up to 2% in 2017, according to World Bank data. Read more
Baker McKenzie Cross-Border Q1 2017

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12 April 2017

While the political turbulence of 2016 has shown little sign of abating, dealmakers seem to have taken the volatility on board. The Index fell to 218 (from 263 last quarter) but megadeals have kept it from sinking further. The triggering of Article 50, uncertainty around the Trump administration and bruising electoral campaigns in the EU have coalesced to exert downward pressure on the M&A market in Q1 2017. Read more
Digital disruption in the middle market

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10 April 2017

Companies are using leading-edge technologies to gain efficiencies, strengthen their targeting efforts and transform their businesses. As the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics become commonplace in the dealmaking landscape, what effect is this trend having on the middle market? Toppan Vite, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, asked five M&A experts to find out. Read more
Volatility and opportunity: Energy M&A in Asia-Pacific

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10 April 2017

Energy M&A in Asia-Pacific may not have had a record year in 2016, but it was still one for the record books. While dropping 33% in year-on-year value terms, overall announced deals maintained pace with 2015 (196 deals), closing the year with 198 transactions valued at US$77.6bn. Those amounts, despite the decline, were still the second highest annual totals, according to Mergermarket data spanning the past decade. Read more
Market Spotlight: The New World of Energy M&A

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30 March 2017

Record dealmaking in the energy sector last year amounted to the second-highest total deal volume (1,141) and the third-highest total deal value (US$512.3bn) in history. This activity was due to a wave of consolidations as oil prices hovered around US$50 a barrel. Meanwhile, 437 transactions in the alternative energy space represented more than a third of the sector’s volume. Read more
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