Valuation in Europe – European companies will be less valuable

trend interview

by trend
Valuation in Europe – European companies will be less valuable. An interview with Prof. Aswath Damodaran and Prof. Christopher Kummer about valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions by Trend (Austria)! They also discuss how European companies can make use of M&A to grow their value. […] Read more

Asia: Time To Refocus

Figure 2 Size matters: Large companies enjoy higher EBITDA margins

by Ernst & Young
Companies need a new capital strategy for Asia: one that prioritizes depth in each country rather than breadth of presence across the region. This, the second in a series of briefing papers, discusses how multinational companies should shift from a land-grab strategy in emerging Asia to a focus on profitability. […] Read more

Automotive M&A Deals Insights – First Half Of 2016

Automotive M&A Deals Insights – First Half Of 2016

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
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

Reflections On A Gravity-Defying Year For Insurance M&A

Figure 2 Distribution that interests acquirers

by Willis Towers Watson
Insurance was one of a number of business sectors to enjoy a banner year for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2015. Willis Towers Watson’s latest M&A study, a joint effort with Mergermarket, analyzes the drivers in the surge in insurance deals and the priorities for deal makers over the next three years. […] 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

Banking And Capital Markets: Top Trends For M&A In 2016

Banking And Capital Markets: Top Trends For M&A In 2016

by KPMG
2015 was an interesting year by all accounts in the banking sector globally and in particular for M&A activity in the sector. Deal value was up significantly over 2014 and while the level of activity was foreseen by many, the specific nature of what took place varied over many expectations. The level of anticipated activity in parts of Asia was mixed with outward investment continuing to be robust but not perhaps at the level that some had anticipated as market signals in China in particular were largely negative after the midpoint of the year. […] Read more

Global Oil And Gas Transactions Review 2015

Global Oil And Gas Transactions Review 2015

by Ernst & Young
The dramatic drop in both crude oil and natural gas prices across the year combined with a high level of uncertainty about their future trajectory challenged oil and gas merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2015. Crude oil prices, which began the year at US$55 per barrel (Brent), declined to US$37 per barrel by December, the lowest level since May 2004 with natural gas prices experiencing a similar journey. […] 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

Revisiting And Reinforcing The Farmers Fox Theory: A Study (Test) Of Three Cases Of Cross-Border Inbound Acquisition Transactions

Figure 1 Determinants of cross-border inbound deal completion across sample cases

by Elsevier Ltd.
This paper aims to revisit and reinforce the early development of Farmers Fox Theory (Reddy et al., 2014a) by analysing three cases in the cross-border inbound acquisitions stream. A qualitative case method is adopted to explore the findings from the sample cases, which are the Vodafone–Hutchison telecom deal, the Bharti Airtel–MTN broken telecom deal, and the Vedanta–Cairn India oil deal. We highlight discussions on organizational factors, due diligence issues, deal characteristics, and country-specific determinants. […] Read more

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