M&A

M&A is back, but the landscape is changing

M&A

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…)

Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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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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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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Fast facts:

  • UK M&A activity totals $165.8 billion, more than triple YTD 2014 levels
  • Europe ECM activity totals $99.4 billion, a 6% decrease compared to year ago levels
  • Asia DCM hits $233.6 billion so far in 2015, down 22% compared to last year
  • Energy & Power M&A hits $200.5 billion this year, up 56% compared to 2014 levels
  • Technology DCM underwriting totals $61.5 billion for YTD 2015, up 41% from 2014
  • Telecom ECM doubles compared to 2014 with $26.0 billion raised

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China’s tech M&A deals – Graphic of the day

Boutique Chinese financial advisors are stealing a march on global investment banks as deals pick up speed in the country’s red-hot Internet industry. Today’s graphic looks at the landscape of tech M&A in China so far this year.

China M&A

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Generic drugmaker Teva makes $40 billion bid for Mylan – Graphic of the day

Yesterday, Teva made an unsolicited $40 billion offer for smaller rival Mylan. Today’s graphic shows the top 10 pharmaceutical deals over the last year.

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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Fast facts:

  • France M&A activity totals $37.7 billion, down 55% compared to YTD 2014
  • US DCM activity totals $642.6 billion, a 7% increase compared to year ago levels
  • Europe ECM hits $79.2 billion so far in 2015, down 2% compared to last year
  • Financials M&A hits $99.0 billion this year, down 20% from 2014 levels
  • Consumer Products DCM underwriting totals $22.4 billion for YTD 2015, down 17%
  • Technology ECM decreases 42% over 2014 with $19.4 billion raised

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Journalist spotlight: Liana Baker on her Cablevision scoop

Earlier this month, Reuters was first to report that U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp was planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1. The offer would come one month after New York media and real estate magnate Mortimer Zuckerman said he was considering selling the newspaper and had hired Lazard Ltd to assist with the process. The Reuters report was picked up widely in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Politico, Variety and many more. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, M&A Correspondent Liana Baker offers an inside look at how she landed the scoop.

Q. How did you score the exclusive?

A. As a former media reporter-turned-M&A reporter, I try to keep close tabs on all the high profile sales processes in the media industry. In late February, real estate magnate Mort Zuckerman put the New York Daily News up for sale. Since then I’ve been following who might be the bidders and checking in with people close to the situation. The fact that Cablevision, a large public cable company and owner of the paper Newsday, was going to bid $1 was too good a story to ignore when I first heard about it. Although on the surface it seems like a ridiculous pricetag, in the past few years, Newsweek sold for $1 and at one point, Businessweek was rumored to sell for $1. And this New York Daily News story isn’t done yet. Sources tell me that management presentations are this week with interested bidders including Cablevision.

Q. What types of reporting/sourcing were involved?

A. On the M&A team and anywhere at Reuters, we never reveal sources who speak off the record. But M&A reporters regularly check in with bankers, lawyers, company sources, traders, hedge funds and sharp analysts and most of our stories stem from conversations with these people in the know.

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Global M&A Financial Advisory Review – Graphic of the day

 Global M&A Financial Advisory Review

We’re pleased to present our Global M&A Financial Advisory Review for the first quarter of 2015. Check out the highlights below and make sure to join our webcast on April 14th, presented by Matthew Toole, Head of Deals Intelligence along with agenda-setting financial insight from Jeff Goldfarb, US Editor, Breakingviews.

Highlights:

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