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Europe pushes global infrastructure M&A to record highs
Infrastructure M&A enjoyed a buoyant year in 2018, driven by long-term trends: a shift to renewables, the evolution of disruptive new technologies and significant capital raising
Australia M&A and PE activity hits new heights in 2018
Dealmaking and buyout firms helped break a number of dealmaking records down under, with resources, technology/telecommunications and infrastructure featuring strongly
China’s outbound dealmaking holds up despite trade war worries
Foreign deals with the US slowed considerably as China turned its attention to Western Europe in 2018. The trend looks likely to continue through 2019
Global M&A value hits new heights in 2018 despite Q4 headwinds
Deal value in 2018 was well above 2017 levels but growing political and economic instability led to a tail-off in the second half of the year
Private equity flying high into 2019
Buyout activity rose to new heights in 2018 despite a slower Q4, and all signs point to a busy year ahead for GPs
M&A between US and Western Europe healthy despite Q3 slowdown
Transatlantic technology and media deals steal the headlines, but politics and protectionism have curbed dealmaking in 2018
Why has foreign venture capital investment into China soared in 2018?
Overseas VC funds have been pouring into Chinese startups this year—at certain points, overtaking their US counterparts. What’s the attraction and will it last?
Global cross-border tech M&A value remains strong
This year could see a new record for the number of tech deals between countries, even as macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty rises
A new trade agreement could invigorate Mexican M&A
Dealmaking in Mexico has been hit by tough political rhetoric. Now that North America's leaders have settled on a new trilateral trade agreement, and with a new Mexican presidency imminent, Mexico hopes for an M&A resurgence
China turns to Western Europe for M&A deals after US builds trade barriers
Political tensions and limited trade wars with the US mean that China is looking to do more deals in Western Europe—but could there be challenges on the horizon?
Banking M&A on course for a comeback after rise in value in 2018
Changes to regulatory and monetary policy and the rise of technology is driving M&A in the banking sector