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M&A Trends From Global Markets Intelligence

August 19, 2014

Just as some market observers were poised to announce the end of the current heightened pace of consolidations following the cancellation of some large recently announced M&A transactions, the financial markets awoke to the news of one of the largest ever deals in the US energy sector…

EMEA Private Equity Market Snapshot, Second Edition

June 27, 2014

Welcome to the second edition of S&P Capital IQ’s new quarterly publication that focuses on the private equity market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In this edition, we examine how the EMEA private equity market as a whole has performed in the first four months of 2014 compared to January – April…

U.K.-Based M&A Activity Is On Pace For Its Biggest Year Since 2007

May 16, 2014

The current level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Europe, which has been dominated by a handful of transactions, finds more than $425 billion in transaction value so far this year, compared with about $203 billion at this point in 2013. The top three announced European deals so far this year account for almost…

Argyle Conversation – What About Multiples?

April 11, 2014

Abhaya Menon, Associate Director at S&P Capital IQ and Sylvie Gadant, Principal at Rothstein Kass discuss recent trends in deal activity and the reason for fluctuations in multiples.

S&P Capital IQ Reveals Hedge Fund Sectors’ Largest Buys and Sells in Latest 13F Filing

March 31, 2014

March 24, 2014 — S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of multi-asset class research data and analytics, released a study of 4th quarter 2013 13F filings by pure play hedge funds in the U.S. which indicates that Telecoms and Healthcare were the sectors’ major buys. In fact, Telecoms saw $2.9 billion worth of buys and…

Argyle Conversation – Collaboration Between CEOs and CFOs

March 27, 2014

Collaboration Between CEOs and CFOs: Dover Corporation’s Steve Sellhausen Discusses the Importance of Collaboration in His Organization Abhaya Menon, Associate Director, Market Development, S&P Capital IQ and Steve Sellhausen, SVP, Corporate Develop & Strategy, Dover Corporation discussed the importance of developing a corporate strategy for making strategic M&A deals.

Cross-Market Commentary: European Merger Activity Falls in 2013

January 3, 2014    //   By Richard Peterson and

Beset by sluggish economic conditions and ongoing credit and fiscal issues, the European landscape for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity during 2013 was marked by a decline in the aggregate value of deals and the number of announced transactions, according to information from S&P Capital IQ. In sum, European announced M&A transactions totaled $650.2 billion…

French SMEs: Foreign Buyers Could Return M&A Market to Growth

October 28, 2013    //   By Chris Mowbray and

In this report, we compare M&A activity amongst SMEs in France with the rest of Western Europe, in particular looking into why there’s been a decreased interest from foreign, cross-border buyers in the region. Key Findings Overall M&A transaction volumes in France have rebounded to above pre-financial crisis levels, but activity has been slowing since…

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