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2015 was a banner year for mergers and acquisitions with a record $4.7 trillion in deal activity globally. While deal volume has dipped during the first several months of 2016, the market remains bullish on the role that M&A will continue to play in unlocking value in many industries. Transformative as-a-service capabilities are enabling leading acquirers to capture and lock-in synergies at a depth and speed previously unseen in historic merger integration programs. […] Read more
In recent years there has been a shift in the nature of healthcare, i.e., from reactive to preventative. An integral component of this shift has been the emergence of personalised medicine. Personalised medicine is a model that segments patients by risk of developing a specific disease, based on their genetic profile. This includes, molecular diagnosis and use of biomarkers to segment populations. […] Read more
Majority of M&A deals in Latin America during 2016 have been intra-regional. Industries such as financial services, consumer business, and energy and resources attracted many large investments in the region. Improving US markets may boost M&A in the region as it was the second largest investor during 2015-2016. However, weak oil and commodity prices may act as deterrents to M&A activity in the region. […] Read more
The number of completed deals remained high in both sectors in HY1 2016. While total deal value for pharmaceuticals decreased, chemicals witnessed a 40% increase in HY1 2016 versus HY1 2015. Pharmaceutical M&A was impacted by stock market volatility, while new US regulatory rules struck down the $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan merger. Oncology and dermatology were key areas of interest for big pharma, who were especially keen on acquiring biotech assets. […] Read more
Although the Saudi Arabian tax regulations do not address taxation of cross-border M&A directly, the Saudi Companies Regulations have an impact on such transactions and the Saudi Capital Market Authority has issued Mergers and Acquisitions Regulations, which set the rules and provide some guidance relating to Saudi-listed companies. […] Read more
by McKinsey & Company
Past collapses in oil prices have prompted a deluge of deals. As activity looks set to pick up again, companies that acquire in order to cut costs are likely to be the most successful. Mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector may be coming into fashion again. In the current era of low prices, a confluence of events makes acquiring more attractive. Pricing hedges that had locked buyers into higher prices are rolling off. […] Read more
Automotive M&A deal value for the first half of 2016 (H1 2016) was down 37%, significantly off the pace experienced in 2015. However, with 257 deals, volume was only down 7%. Despite the overall decline in deal value for the first half of 2016, the overall strength of the automotive industry remains strong as global vehicle assembly is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% through 2022. […] Read more
by Ernst & Young
This Q2 2016 edition of Power transactions and trends reviews quarterly deal activity within the power and utilities (P&U) sector and forecasts the trends that will shape future mergers and acquisitions (M&A). When we consider Q2’s most prominent M&A trends, it’s clear that buyers are still seeking “safe bets” amid ongoing sector and global volatility. […] Read more
by McKinsey & Company
Successful M&A requires both a solid strategy and excellence in integration planning and execution. The collapse in oil price has begun to trigger consolidation in the oil & gas industry, with six large-scale deals already executed. Given stalling cash flows, looming bankruptcies, shrinking capex budgets, and the tremendous war-chests raised by private equity, we expect to see a dynamic M&A environment that fosters creative deal-making — especially for independents and small to midsized entities. […] Read more
In the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, the reaction from currency and stock markets has been swift. It is clear that Brexit has shaken investor confidence. However, M&A markets are typically driven by longer term decision making processes. Brexit has created uncertainties and some M&A plans are being put on hold. But we think the post-Brexit tumult creates opportunities as well. In the coming months we expect there will be both threats to M&A dealmakers and unique opportunities for them. […] Read more