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DPD in Russia and SPSR Express merge

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:27

DPD in Russia and SPSR Express, two of the biggest companies in the Russian express and courier market, are to merge. »

Ben Londergan, LiquidPoint

Dash and LiquidPoint merge to create Dash Financial Technologies

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 14:03

Dash Financial is to merge with LiquidPoint to create a new trading technology solutions provider focused on the options and equities markets.  »

European tech comes of age in 2016, says Magister Advisors

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:42

European technology has come of age in 2016, with the total M&A deal value more than doubling in the last 12 months to USD127.2 billion, according to M&A advisory firm Magister Advisors. »

UK CMA provisionally clears merger of VTech and LeapFrog

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:06

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared VTech’s acquisition of LeapFrog Enterprises. »

Demeter Partners and Emertec Gestion merge

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:10

Demeter Partners and Emertec Gestion are to merge, creating a European private equity player dedicated to the energy transition, environmental and innovative materials sectors. »

Europe’s tech industry is big winner in 2016, says Magister Advisors

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 09:57

The European technology industry has come of age in 2016, according to analysis by tech M&A advisory firm Magister Advisors, with unprecedented M&A interest from Asian buyers and a strong IPO market for the best European tech businesses, driving a surge in “blockbuster” deals.   »

2016 likely to be a record year for M&A announcements

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 13:32

Despite the uncertainty created by the UK’s Brexit vote, the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region is showing the strongest growth globally in early-stage merger and acquisition (M&A) activity at 13 per cent compared to the same period last year. »

Howard Kennedy acts for Octopus Apollo VCT on proposed merger and 2017 issue

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 08:24

Law firm Howard Kennedy is acting for Octopus Apollo VCT on the issue of its 2017 prospectus and on its proposed merger with Octopus Eclipse VCT. »

Robert K Steel, Perella Weinberg Partners

Perella Weinberg and Tudor, Pickering, Holt to merge

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 10:35

Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co (TPH) are to planning to merge their two businesses with the combined firm adopting the Perella Weinberg Partners name. »

Nordic Capital-backed Lindorff to combine with Intrum Justitia

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 10:28

Nordic Capital Fund VIII-owned Lindorff and Intrum Justitia are to combine to create a leading provider of credit management services (CMS). »

Mike Clements, SYZ Asset Management

Janus Henderson a template for M&A in asset management

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:47

The recently announced merger between Janus and Henderson is a clear sign that well-structured deals make sense in the current difficult market, says Mike Clements (pictured), Head of European Equities and manager of the OYSTER Continental European Selection fund at SYZ Asset Management… »

Montreux Healthcare Fund owns ninth largest UK care group following merger

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 10:30

The Montreux Healthcare Fund now owns the ninth largest care group in the UK following the merger of two of its companies. »

President Trump would be bad for M&A, say dealmakers

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:13

The outcome of the US presidential election represents a significant threat to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity over the next six months, according to a survey of over 1,600 global dealmakers by Intralinks. »

Christopher Burke, Brickendon

Brickendon merges with software consultancy Spaarks

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 14:00

Management and technology consultancy Brickendon has merged with Spaarks, a software consultancy specialising in rapid technology-led business solutions. »

Euro Garages and European Forecourt Retail Group to combine

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 09:04

Independent petrol forecourt and convenience retail operators Euro Garages and European Forecourt Retail Group (EFR) are combining their businesses. »

Five trends that could spark a global M&A surge

Five trends that could spark a global M&A surge

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 09:30

Investors hunting for returns should closely monitor five trends that could spark an increase in corporate takeovers in coming months, according to asset manager AllianceBernstein (AB). »

Evercore expands M&A alliance with South Korea's NH

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 09:45

Investment banking advisory firm Evercore has extended its strategic alliance for cross-border M&A advisory services with Korea’s NH Investment & Securities for an additional two year period. »

Political uncertainty prompts caution in M&A activity after highs of past two years, says Mergermarket

Fri, 12/08/2016 - 10:22

The half-year 2016 edition of Mergermarket's Deal Drivers EMEA reveals a more cautious dealmaking environment, with European investors eyeing political and economic changes in key markets, notably the UK's decision to ultimately leave the EU. »

StepStone Infrastructure and Real Assets Group completes integration

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:11

The expanded StepStone Infrastructure and Real Assets Group (SIRA) is now fully integrated into private markets asset management and advisory firm StepStone Group and is actively conducting business for the company’s clients. »

European tech M&A deal sizes approaching US level for first time, says Magister Advisors

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 09:55

European tech financings have cooled since early 2015, while European tech exits remain strong and M&A deal sizes are approaching US levels for the first time ever, according to Magister Advisors’ H1 report – The State of European Tech up to Brexit. »

Uncertainty sets global M&A activity back 26.8 per cent

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 08:27

An uncertain environment in 2016 caused by the UK’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership and US elections has negatively impacted M&A activity, setting global M&A back 26.6 per cent during the first half of 2016. »

Pharmacy2U and merge in BGF-backed deal

Mon, 04/07/2016 - 12:57

UK online pharmacy companies Pharmacy2U and have merged in a GBP40 million deal backed by GBP10 million of investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF), creating a business with a 1.5 million customer base.   »

Arlington Capital Partners’ portfolio company United Flexible to merge with Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:27

United Flexible, (United Flexible), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, is to acquire Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation (Kreisler) for USD18.00 per share.  »

Polynt and Reichhold merge to create global speciality chemicals group

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:12

Polynt and Reichhold are to combine their businesses to created global coating and composite resins operation with over EUR2.1 billion (USD2.4 billion) in revenues.   »

GCA Savvian and Altium sign merger agreement to form GCA

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 11:32

Investment bank GCA Savvian Corporation and financial advisory group Altium are to merge to form  an independent international investment bank focused on growth companies with an extensive global network, cross-border capability and track record of industry-shaping transactions.  »

Noerr advises Payleven on SumUp merger

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 09:47

Noerr has advised Payleven Holding on the merger of the Payleven group with the SumUp group, both mobile payment providers. »

Virtual Instruments Merges with Load DynamiX

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:30

Virtual Instruments, a specialist in real-time infrastructure performance management, and storage performance analytics provider Load DynamiX are to merge to create the industry’s first end-to-end infrastructure DevOps platform. »

Mercer Advisors and Kanaly Trust merge

Mercer Advisors and Kanaly Trust merge

Tue, 29/03/2016 - 10:02

Wealth management firms Mercer Advisors and Kanaly Trust are to merge to create a combined company will assets exceeding USD8 billion under management, making it one of the largest independent wealth managers in the United States.   »

Kurt von Moltke joins Jenner & Block as co-chair of mergers and acquisitions practice

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:54

H Kurt von Moltke, a corporate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience structuring, negotiating and executing complex M&A transactions, including billion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, is joining the Jenner & Block as a partner in the Chicago office and co-chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.  »

Corporate finance boutiques Novitas Partners and FTCL merge

Corporate finance boutiques Novitas Partners and FTCL merge

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:19

NovitasPartners and FTCL, two fintech sector boutique corporate finance firms, are merging to meet growing demand for from clients within the payments, data, financial software, market infrastructure, business process outsourcing, and securities services subsectors. »

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