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M&A feels the force of shareholder activists
Shareholder activism is moving into the mainstream as activists launch ever-bolder campaigns
Tech-retail convergence drives consumer sector M&A
Changing consumer habits and disruptive innovations are inspiring mergers designed to combine the best features from virtual and concrete retailers.
Despite an uptick, China M&A remained sluggish in Q2
Activity was up compared to Q1 2017, but deal value was down by more than half from the peak of Q4 2015.
Healthcare M&A on the road to recovery in Q2
Confidence in pharma M&A is on the rise following a lackluster second half of 2016
Western Europe stages major M&A comeback in Q2
The region secured a host of megadeals despite political volatility, with EU powerhouses leading the way
Private equity storms ahead in Q2
Global buyout activity defies market uncertainty to reach a post-crisis high, as funds deploy record levels of dry powder
Megadeals boost value in Q2 but uncertainty causes deal volume to slide
Despite a slight dip in value for the quarter, deal value is up year-to-date, compared to H1 2016