Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
The U.S. banking industry has largely sat out the impressive surge in M&A activity of the last few years. Total deal volume hit a record US$2.3 trillion in 2015 — up 64 percent over 2014. But banks accounted for just 3 percent of the total value, despite the fact that they account for 9.3 percent of total market capitalization. […] Read more

Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Does Seizing Competitive Advantage Mean Deals Take Center Stage?

Figure 1 What is your perspective on the state of the economy today at the global level?

by Ernst & Young
Deals take center stage as companies reinvent their corporate strategy in response to a permanently reshaped landscape. Everything is changing for executives — except the expectations of their investors and stakeholders around higher growth and returns. Profitable growth is a mainstay demand of business. The list of what is changing includes unprecedented technological advances, the blurring of sector lines, uneven geographic growth, workforce dynamics and more geopolitical uncertainty. […] Read more

Key Themes Driving Peak US Merger And Acquisition Activity

Exhibit 1 US asset management deal trends

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
We believe that nine key themes are driving high levels of M&A activity in asset and wealth management. While some are expected to impact the near term, others will shape future deal activity. Merger and acquisition activity among US asset and wealth managers has recently reached levels matching previous peaks. There are sound strategic reasons for this upsurge. […] Read more

Capturing Synergies In Health System M&A: Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

Exhibit 1 Losing value

by Accenture
US hospitals have been consolidating with enthusiasm. Despite some pullback in 2014, deal volumes grew by 9 percent between 2010 and 2013. Bigger, however, does not automatically equate to better. Accenture research reveals that the synergies achieved from many of these deals have been disappointing. In fact, the average acquiring provider left nearly $25 million per target on the table in 2015: potential cost and revenue synergies that could have been invested in improving access and the total cost of care. […] Read more

Deal Capsule: Transactions In Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals July 2016

Table 1-2 Pharmaceuticals July 2016

by KPMG
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

Mergers In The Oil Patch: Lessons From Past Downturns

Exhibit 1 Oil and gas sector business cycles

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 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

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

Managing Intangible Property Of Japanese Multinational Companies In M&A Context

Figure 1 Stock and Asset Purchase

by KPMG
In recent years, Japanese multinational companies have been acquiring an increasing number of foreign companies or divisions of companies. Although the acquisition of existing foreign companies or business divisions has been an effective means for Japanese multinational companies to quickly expand their business into foreign and new markets, it has created difficulties related to integrating the management of the acquired foreign companies or business divisions. […] Read more

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