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Brand and Safway appoint CEO for combined company

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:51

Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Safway Group, which agreed to combine on 20 March, have named Safway’s president and chief executive officer Bill Hayes as president and CEO of the combined entity. »

European M&A robust in 2016 and continuing to provide opportunities in 2017, says CMS

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:53

The European merger and acquisition (M&A) climate in 2016 was similar in value and volume to 2014, a good year, but not as frothy as 2015, according to the CMS European M&A Study 2017 from law firm CMS. »

UK tech M&A riding high, says Livingstone

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:23

Inbound merger and acquisition (M&A) investment into UK computer software companies has increased by 70 per cent over a two-year period, according to a report launched by Livingstone, an international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm. »

Monroe Credit Advisors places debt to support LongWater Opportunities’ acquisition

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 10:00

Monroe Credit Advisors (MCA) has placed USD13.25 million in senior credit facilities supporting LongWater Opportunities’ acquisition and subsequent merger of two domestic sock manufacturers, Standard Merchandising Company (SMC) and Fox River Mills (FRM). »

Mourant Ozannes advises on privatisation offer for China Nepstar

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 09:15

Mourant Ozannes has acted as Cayman Islands counsel for the buyer group in connection with the take-private of China Nepstar Chain Drugstore, a Cayman Islands exempted company formerly listed on the New York Stock Exchange. »

First Allied assists Lifestyle Financial Advisors in merger

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 10:45

One of First Allied Securities’ affiliated independent financial advisory firms, Lifestyle Financial Advisors, has completed the merger of the Laura A Nagle independent advisory practice into its organisation. »

Girish Reddy, KKR

PAAMCO and KKR Prisma to create liquid alternatives investment firm

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:12

KKR and Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) are teaming up to create a new liquid alternatives investment firm by combining PAAMCO and KKR Prisma. »

South African M&A market to grow by 66 per cent in next two years

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 08:53

The South African M&A market will grow by 66 per cent in the next two years, according to the Global Transactions Forecast issued by global law firm Baker McKenzie in association with Oxford Economics. »

US dealmakers have confidence in UK M&A, says Deloitte

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:12

The last six months of M&A activity across the US/UK M&A corridor reached USD126 billion, with US outbound deals to the UK rising 3.6 per cent and UK outbound deals to the US falling by 20.4 per cent. »

M&A market in Central-Eastern Europe hits highest value since 2013

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:03

M&A deals in Central-Eastern Europe peaked in value in 2016 at EUR86.7 billion, a 62 per cent increase compared to 2015 and the highest result since 2013. »

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. »

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