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Japanese companies setting records for outbound M&A
Abundant cash reserves appear to contribute to Japanese companies’ continued drive to seek deals overseas.
Shareholder activism evolves
As activist campaign numbers fluctuate, activists are looking at new geographies and adopting a broader palette of strategies to sustain deal activity
Nordic M&A rebounds in Q2 in return to form
Return to activity is a positive sign, but the heights of 2017 and 2018 appear to be some way off.
Middle Eastern M&A on the rise in H1 2019—and it’s not all about oil
Despite ongoing tensions in the region, M&A is up in the Middle East
Western European private equity dealmaking rebounds in Q2
Ample firepower and increasingly attractive public market valuations should ensure that 2019 is another robust year
Why European investment into China could surge in 2020
With tensions between Washington and Beijing ongoing, European investors could be some of the biggest beneficiaries of new legislation
Private equity transaction values grow quarter on quarter as dry powder and take privates trend upwards
With money to spend and a desire to compete with their strategic rivals, buyout firms are looking to the public markets for deals
Q2 global M&A value leaps, volume drops, as US domestic deals drive the market
M&A value rises for the second quarter in a row as dealmakers shrug off global uncertainties such as Brexit and trade tensions—and get back to the negotiating table
Demand for renewables fuels Western European energy M&A
Driven by renewable energy deals, 2018 was a near-record year for the Western European energy market. Despite a slow start, 2019 looks likely to deliver a number of notable sales
Outlook positive for commercial real estate M&A despite retail woes
Shopping malls' successful repurposing into co-working spaces suggests the “death of the mall” may be overhyped.