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Implications of an Overvalued Market on Corporate Merger and Acquisition Activity

November 1, 2016    //   By Robert Collins

Over the past few months, the mergers and acquisition market has experienced a wave of large “mega” deals.  These deals include Bayer’s $65 billion acquisition of Monsanto and SoftBank’s $31.5 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings.  While on the surface these transactions may suggest that now is the time to execute inorganic growth strategies, a deeper…

US and Europe’s Biggest Companies Have More Female CEOs Than Ever Before

October 27, 2016    //   By Pavle Sabic

With greater emphasis being placed on gender diversity at global companies and vigorous petitioning taking place in the political sphere, it seems only natural that more women should assume the leadership Chief Executive Officer (CEO) positions. Click here to download an analysis which takes a historic and current look at the gender gap conducted by…

U.S. Acquisitions In Europe Lag Year-Ago Activity

October 6, 2016    //   By Richard Peterson

U.S. announced merger and acquisition activity in 2016 involving the purchase of European businesses or assets is experiencing  a  decline from year ago activity. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, the aggregate disclosed value of announced U.S. M&A transactions to date this year involving European targets stands at under $54 billion, off almost 49%…

If You Dare To Look: Brexit Takes Toll on M&A In The UK

October 6, 2016    //   By James West

The decision on Brexit has been made, but the economic uncertainty remains, especially for the M&A market in the UK. There have been lots of mutterings about how everything will slow down, that investors into the UK will be more cautious and that it will be a lot more difficult for UK sellers to attract…

North American Mergers & Acquisitions: Crossborder Versus Domestic Deals

October 6, 2016    //   By Robert Collins

With total merger and acquisition activity slowing down in North America, we wanted to analyze the effect on domestic and crossborder mergers and acquisitions.  According to Figure 1 below, crossborder deals have consistently represented only 24.6% to 26.0% of M&A deal volume in North America over the last 5 years.  However, in Figure 2, we…

Focus on EMEA M&A: Buyers From The East

October 6, 2016    //   By James West

With continued low interest rates, the availability of easy credit and record levels of cash reserves, Europe continues to be a target for Asian companies looking to diversify away from their slowing domestic growth. Despite struggling economies, we saw M&A activity in 2015 flourish especially for Chinese and Japanese companies and expectations were that 2016…

How Will M&A Activity be Influenced By The Changing World Economy

October 6, 2016    //   By Pavle Sabic

Back on May 18th I moderated the global webinar “How Will M&A Activities Be Influenced By The Changing World Economy”. We discussed key historical-trends in M&A activity and how things may play out for the rest of year and beyond. We also discussed key global economic trends and their effects on corporate M&A activity. Here…

2016 Investor Survey for IR

October 6, 2016

In May 2016, we surveyed the investment community to understand the online habits of investors and analysts, and how they use investor relations websites for research and workflows. Topics included the importance of mobile delivery, preferred IR site content, and the influence of social media. The responses we received offer essential insight into how investors actually use IR websites…

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