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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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Highlights:

Summer Slowdown: Pace of Weekly M&A Falls Below $20b for First Time since January 2012

  • Announced worldwide M&A activity tumbled to just over $14 billion so far this week, marking the first weekly period to log under $20 billion in deals since January 2012. Liberty Interactive’s $2.1 billion bid for online retailer Zulily topped the list of weekly deals, a week that was without a deal greater than $5 billion for the first time in 15 weeks. With the addition of the Zulily deal, retail deal making totals $153.6 billion, more than double year-to-date 2014 levels, while financial M&A, bolstered by BB&T Corp’s $1.8 billion bid for National Penn Bancshares, reached $246.6 billion, a 10% increase compared to a year ago and the strongest period for deal making in the sector since 2009.

Cross-Border Deal Making Tops $1 Trillion for First Time Since 2007

  • Pentair PLC’s $1.8 billion bid for US-based Erico Global pushed the level of cross-border mergers and acquisitions to $1.0 trillion, a 29% increase compared to a year- ago and the first year-to-date period to see over $1 trillion in crossborder deal making since 2007. The United States and United Kingdom account for a combined 46% of crossborder targets while, the United States, Netherlands and Canada account for 41% of global cross-border acquirors. Cross-border pharmaceutical M&A accounts for 13% of the global tally so far this year, followed by Oil & Gas with 10% and Chemicals with 8%.

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Fast facts:

  • US M&A activity totals $1.4 trillion, up 62% compared to YTD 2014 levels
  • Asia Pacific ECM activity totals $195.6 billion, up 57% compared to a year ago
  • Europe DCM hits $1.2 trillion this year, down 23% compared to last year
  • Materials M&A hits $259.8 billion this year, up 72% compared to year-ago levels
  • Media & Entertainment ECM totals $19.8 billion for YTD 2015, down 15% from 2014
  • Financials DCM down 10% compared to 2014 with $1.7 trillion raised this year

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Top 10 Berkshire Hathaway deals, investment – Graphic of the day

Warren Buffett is making the biggest acquisition of his career as Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Precision Castparts, valuing the maker of aerospace and other parts at $32.3 billion. Today’s graphic lists 10 of Berkshire Hathaway’s biggest takeovers/investments in the company’s history.

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Fast facts:

  • Europe M&A activity totals $615.4 billion, up 11% compared to YTD 2014 levels
  • United Kingdom ECM activity totals $162.1 billion, down 19% compared to a year ago
  • US Investment Grade Debt hits $697.6 billion this year, up 43% compared to last year
  • Financials M&A hits $230.9 billion this year, up 6% compared to yearago levels
  • Energy & Power ECM totals $62.5 billion for YTD 2015, down 22% from 2014
  • Industrials DCM down 20% compared to 2014 with $151.5 billion raised this year

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Fast facts:

  • Cross-Border M&A activity totals $913.5 billion, up 23% compared to YTD 2014 levels
  • United States ECM activity totals $169.0 billion, a 7% increase compared to a year ago
  • European DCM hits $1.2 trillion so far in 2015, down 24% compared to last year
  • Pharma M&A hits $187.0 billion this year, up 78% compared to year-ago levels
  • Global ECM Follow-On Offerings total $409.4 billion for YTD 2015, up 20% from 2014
  • Bank DCM down 12% compared to 2014 with $525.2 billion raised this year

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China’s outbound M&A in the U.S. – Graphic of the day

China’s state-backed Tsinghua is preparing a $23 billion bid for U.S. memory chip maker Micron Technology, in what would be the largest Chinese takeover of a U.S. company. Chinese companies have spent close to $50 billion on U.S. acquisitions over the last few decades. Today’s graphic documents the increase in those types of deals.

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M&A is back, but the landscape is changing

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While talk about an M&A boom has been ongoing for the past couple of years, 2015 saw a significant uptake in M&A activity. Structural reform, regulation, governance and economic growth are all likely culprits. 

In our new whitepaperLeon Saunders Calvert, Global Head of Capital Markets & Advisory, Thomson Reuters and Keith Mullin, Editor at Large, IFR explore this changing landscape looking at closely at: (more…)

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Fast facts:

  • WW M&A activity totals $1.7 trillion, up 35% compared to YTD 2014 levels
  • European Follow-On activity totals $76.5 billion, a 3% decline compared to a year ago
  • France DCM hits $107.8 billion so far in 2015, down 41% compared to last year
  • Cable M&A hits $97.2 billion this year, up 42% compared to 2014 levels
  • Technology ECM totals $31.4 billion for YTD 2015, down 24% from 2014
  • Financials DCM falls 10% compared to 2014 with $1.2 trillion raised this year

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Top worldwide cable deals – Graphic of the day

Charter Communications has offered to buy Time Warner Cable, seeking to combine the number three and number two cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast. Today’s graphic show the top 10 worldwide cable deals.

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Top 20 tech/media/telecom deals – Graphic of the day

Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4 billion in an effort to find new growth avenues like mobile video and targeted advertising. Today’s graphic lists the top 20 worldwide technology/media/telecom deals, YTD.

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