M&A

China, Alibaba, & global deal trends

Watch this video interview with Global Editor in Chief of Reuters Breakingviews Rob Cox, where he talks about covering some of 2014’s biggest stories including China’s emergence, the Alibaba IPO launch, and global deal trends in 2014 and the outlook for this year.

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A surge in global deals – Graphic of the day

As deal activity resurged around the world in 2014, global investment banking fees across mergers and acquisitions and capital markets activity saw a nearly seven percent increase over last year and their strongest annual period since 2007. Today’s graphic shows the top nations in investment banking fee activity in 2014. For the full interactive experience, head on over to our 2014 Annual Report (or click on the image below), where you can see exactly where IB fees have increased, decreased, and to what degree. 

A surge in global deals

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Trends in deal making – Q1 review

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Global merger activity is off to the best annual start since 2007 as deal making momentum has carried into this year, powered by strong activity in the telecom, healthcare and real estate sectors and a record start for Asia Pacific M&A. As the bond markets continue to await policy changes from central panks and world stock markets move in and out of record territory, what will 2015 bring for deal makers and investors?

Join us for our compliemntary webcast with experts Matt Toole, Head of Deals Intelligence, and Jeff Goldfarb, US Editor, Reuters Breakingviews, for a closer look at the trends that are driving global deal making this year.

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

Highlights:

Global IPO proceeds down 16% from 2014

  •  The $1.6 billion initial public offering for Shanghai-based Orient Securities Co Ltd brings global IPO proceeds to $30.5 billion for year-to-date 2015, a 16% decline compared to a year ago. By number of offerings, volume so far this year is on par with year-to-date 2014. Orient Securities offering ranks as the fourth largest IPO this year and the largest from a Chinese company. Seventy-six Chinese companies have raised $7.6 billion so far this year, accounting for 25% of proceeds raised. IPOs from companies based in Spain account for 18% of global activity, followed by the United States with 15%.

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

Fast facts:

  • Cross-Border M&A activity totals $180.4 billion, up 21% compared to YTD 2014
  • United States M&A activity decreases 3% compared to year ago levels
  • Europe ECM hits $48.5 billion so far in 2015, up 45% compared to last year
  • Goldman Sachs takes first place for WW M&A advisory during YTD 2015, up five spots from a year ago
  • With a gain of 4.5 market share points, UBS leads Global ECM underwriting for YTD 2015
  • JP Morgan, Barclays, Citi and Morgan Stanley see global DCM market share gains this year

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Comcast’s optimism

Richard Beales talks to Jeffrey Goldfarb about the odds investors are attaching to the ultimate success of Comcast’s $45 bln-plus deal to buy Time Warner Cable. (more…)

Global Debt Capital Markets Review

Global Debt Capital Markets Review

As the year has come to an end we are reviewing deal making, with insight into what has made 2014 a successful year for global M&A and Capital Markets activity. Many areas in deal making have seen the strongest annual results for a number of years, including record results for high grade corporate debt offerings and Asia Pacific M&A. To find out more about why 2014 was such a successful year and understand the trends that will impact 2015, join our webcast on January 14th, 2015.

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Global Equity Capital Markets Review

Global Equity Capital Markets Review

As the year has come to an end we are reviewing deal making, with insight into what has made 2014 a successful year for global M&A and Capital Markets activity. Many areas in deal making have seen the strongest annual results for a number of years, including record results for high grade corporate debt offerings and Asia Pacific M&A. To find out more about why 2014 was such a successful year and understand the trends that will impact 2015, join our webcast on January 14th, 2015.

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Mergers & Acquisition Review – Full year

Mergers & Acquisition Review

As the year has come to an end we are reviewing deal making, with insight into what has made 2014 a successful year for global M&A and Capital Markets activity. Many areas in deal making have seen the strongest annual results for a number of years, including record results for high grade corporate debt offerings and Asia Pacific M&A. To find out more about why 2014 was such a successful year and understand the trends that will impact 2015, join our webcast on January 14th, 2015.

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Global Investment Banking Review – Full year

Global Investment Banking Review

As the year has come to an end we are reviewing deal making, with insight into what has made 2014 a successful year for global M&A and Capital Markets activity. Many areas in deal making have seen the strongest annual results for a number of years, including record results for high grade corporate debt offerings and Asia Pacific M&A. To find out more about why 2014 was such a successful year and understand the trends that will impact 2015, join our webcast on January 14th, 2015.

Here are the highlights from our Global Investment Banking Review: (more…)