M&A

Global M&A deals – graphic of the day

The value of worldwide announced deals totaled $710 billion in the first three months of 2014, which includes competing bids for Time Warner Cable and SFR. Almost half of the total M&A came from deals worth $5 billion or more. Today’s graphic is a snapshot of the global M&A environment so far in 2014.

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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This week’s $5.5 billion offering from Exxon Mobil brings debt capital markets activity in the energy & power sector to $107.7 billion this year, a 2% increase compared to last year at this time. The United States, Brazil and France account for 55% of year-to-date activity, up from 44% a year ago. HSBC and JP Morgan lead the DCM bookrunner rankings in the sector with 6.9% and 6.8% market share, respectively. Citi rounds out the top three, down from first place a year ago

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Safeway the hard way

Jeffrey Goldfarb talks to Breakingviews columnists about Cerberus’ complicated $9.4 bln buyout of supermarket chain Safeway and the struggle to provide a healthy premium.

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US Dollar denominated investment grade corporate debt totals $236.6 billion so far in 2014, up 11% compared to a year ago and the strongest year-to-date period since records began in 1980. Non-US Issuers have raised $85.8 billion in the US investment grade debt markets this year, accounting for 37% of overall volume and an increase of 34% compared to year-to-date 2013. Companies from France, the United Kingdom and Japan account for nearly 15% of year-to-date activity.

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US companies raised $26.5 billion in the investment grade corporate debt markets so far this week, marking the strongest year-to-date week for issuance this year. Led by multi-billion offerings from Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs, Philip Morris and PepsiCo, US companies have raised $135.5 billion during year-to-date 2014, a 5% decline compared to a year ago. JP Morgan leads the year-to-date bookrunner rankings for US issuers with 15.9% market share, up 0.9 points from 2013

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This week’s $23.4 billion bid for Forest Laboratories by Actavis PLC and Facebook’s $19.5 billion acquisition of WhatsApp pushed announced US target M&A activity to $308.6 billion for year-to-date 2014, an 84% increase compared to a year ago. US targets account for 65% of overall worldwide deal making, the strongest year-to-date percentage over the past 20 years. Morgan Stanley, an advisor to WhatsApp, holds a narrow lead over JP Morgan in the US target M&A rankings so far this year

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable – graphic of the day

Comcast plans to submit documents on its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable to U.S. regulators by the end of March, when antitrust and public interest reviews will be launched. Today’s graphic compares the two cable giants in terms of 2013 market share and revenue.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable

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Mark Zuckerberg’s wizardry

Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists discuss Facebook’s $19 bln acquisition of WhatsApp and the magical logic that needs to be used to explain the deal. Use this Breakingviews calculator to see what Facebook needs to do to make the deal stack up.

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World top pharmaceutical deals – graphic of the day

Actavis announced plans to buy Forest Laboratories in a deal worth $23.4 billion, which would make it the eleventh-biggest pharmaceutical acquisition in 20 years. Today’s graphic shows the ten deals that rank ahead of it.

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European M&A activity totals $53.6 billion for year-to-date 2014, a 32% increase compared to a year ago and marks the strongest start for deal making in Europe since 2011. Activity in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland and Russia account for 61% of activity this year. JP Morgan, an advisor on the top three deals in Europe this year, leads the financial advisory rankings with $24.9 billion in deals.

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