Power Transactions And Trends, Q2 2016

Power Transactions And Trends, Q2 2016

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

Power Transactions And Trends, Q1 2016

Power Transactions And Trends Q1 2016

by Ernst & Young
This Q1 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). After hitting historic levels in 2015, M&A momentum continued in Q1 2016, with deal value reaching a five-year Q1 high of US$44.4b, 50% more than that of Q1 2015. […] Read more

Location Advantages, Governance Quality, Stock Market Development And Firm Characteristics As Antecedents Of African M&As

Table 1 Sample distribution and characteristics

by Elsevier Ltd.
This study explores firm- and country-specific antecedents of African M&As. We use one of the largest datasets to-date, consisting of 1490 unique African firms (11,183 firm-year observations) from 1996 to 2012 from 15 African countries. Our results suggest that improvements in time-varying country-level factors, including location advantages (market size, human capital and efficiency opportunities), national governance quality, and stock market development are associated with an increase in the volume of M&A activity. […] Read more

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

by KPMG
This is an era of unprecedented change for the insurance sector. New technologies, new customer expectations, new regulations and new competitive pressures are rapidly disrupting the traditional insurance business model. In this environment, insurance organizations have no choice but to adapt. The good news is that the vast majority of insurance executives intuitively know they need to be more innovative. […] Read more

Insurance M&A Trends: A Year In Review And Predictions For 2016

Figure 1 M&A insurance trends 2016

by KPMG
At the start of 2015, we made some predictions around how mergers and acquisitions (M&A) would impact the insurance sector. We did this in order to help clients plan their strategy in a rapidly evolving market. We anticipated a highly active year, centered on a number of key themes including consolidation, particularly within the property and casualty (P&C) segment and where industry fundamentals are affected by regulation, such as the US health care market. […] Read more

2016 Global Chemical Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Outlook: A Quest For Focus

2016 Global Chemical Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Outlook: A Quest For Focus

by Deloitte
In the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) 2015 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook, record levels of chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2014 were observed, with a prediction that strong M&A momentum would continue in the industry into 2015. While the number of global chemical deals was relatively flat in 2015, the strong M&A momentum has continued with the number of global chemical deals in 2015 exceeding the previous six-year average by over 6 percent. […] Read more

The Deloitte M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

M&A Index – 2016: Opportunities Amidst Divergence

by Deloitte
We are expecting 2015 to end with over $4 trillion worth of deals making it the highest for deal values since 2007. However, on a last-twelve-months (LTM) basis, there was a slowdown in the volume of transactions in the second half of 2015. Cross-border deals are a major feature of this M&A wave. More than $1 trillion worth of cross-border deals have been announced so far this year, of which a third were in the vibrant deal corridor between North America and Europe. […] Read more

Global Transactions Forecast: The Impact Of Macro Trends On Future M&A And IPO Activity

Figure 1 Global MA-IPO transactions

by Baker & McKenzie
The fundamental drivers of global transactions are pointing to a continued strong upturn in M&A and IPOs over the next three years. Global economic growth is expected to accelerate, and low interest rates and easy credit conditions in key countries are likely to maintain upward momentum in equity markets. […] Read more

Foreign Direct Investment And Strategic Partnerships: Cross Border Acquisitions Between India And Africa

Foreign Direct Investment And Strategic Partnerships: Cross Border Acquisitions Between India And Africa

by Elsevier Ltd.
The African economy provides an investment opportunity for International players both in terms of procuring natural resources and opening up a potential one billion consumer market. Along with the vast investment potential, on the downside firms face challenges that come from investing into nations with corporate governance, infrastructure and regulatory environments that are not as conducive for investments as found in developed nations. […] Read more

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