M&A

Australian IPOs – Graphic of the day

Australia is set for a slowdown in initial public offerings in 2015 after a record activity this year, as a slump in commodities prices cool investor enthusiasm. Today’s graphic tracks IPO proceeds and number of issues since 2000, as well as the 2014 IPO market share breakdown.

Australia IPOs

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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This week’s $17 billion US-dollar denominated investment grade corporate debt offering from Medtronic ranked as the largest US-dollar offering this year and pushed volume to a record $1.11 trillion for year-to-date 2014, a 7% increase compared to year-to-date 2013. For the first time since records began in 1980, the average deal size for US-dollar investment grade offerings has surpassed $1.0 billion for year-to-date 2014. Healthcare corporate bond offerings in the United States total $82.9 billion so far this year, a 66% increase compared to a year ago

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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This week’s $17 billion US-dollar denominated investment grade corporate debt offering from Medtronic ranked as the largest US-dollar offering this year and pushed volume to a record $1.11 trillion for year-to-date 2014, a 7% increase compared to year-to-date 2013. For first time since records began in 1980, the average deal size for US-dollar investment grade offerings has surpassed $1.0 billion for year-to-date 2014. Healthcare corporate bond offerings in the United States total $82.9 billion so far this year, a 66% increase compared to a year ago.

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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US-dollar denominated investment grade corporate debt issuance reached $1.05 trillion this week, a 7% increase compared to year-to-date 2014 and surpassing all full-year records for US-marketed high grade offerings. Alibaba Group’s inaugural $8 billion multi-part offering capped off a week which saw new issues from Johnson & Johnson, Citigroup and Dominion Resources. JP Morgan, which led the Alibaba offering along with five other bookrunners, leads the year-to-date ranking of US investment grade underwriters with 13.5% market share, an increase of 0.3 market share points compared to a year ago.

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Top 20 world oil and gas deals – Graphic of the day

Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes is in preliminary merger talks with its larger rival, Halliburton. Today’s graphic shows the top 20 oil and gas deals over the last 20 years.

oil deals

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World corporate spinoffs – Graphic of the day

Ebay’s plan to spin off PayPal next year will give the company more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company’s traditional e-commerce business has slowed. Today’s graphic looks at spinoffs by sector since the onset of the recession as well as total world spinoffs over the last twenty years.

spinoffs

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Weekly Investment Banking Scorecard

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This week’s $3.8 billion stock swap transaction between South Korea’s Samsung Heavy industries and Samsung Engineering pushed Asia Pacific target M&A activity to $424.0 billion for year-to-date 2014, a 64% increase compared to a year ago and the strongest year-to-date period for deal making in the region since records began in 1980. China, Australia and South Korea account for 76% of announced M&A activity so far this year, led by financials (22%), real estate (14%) and industrials (12%).

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A trio of multi-billion dollar mergers announced this week pushed global deal making to $2.40 trillion for year-to-date 2014, a 75% increase compared to a year ago and already besting full year 2013 M&A levels ($2.38 trillion). Led by targets in the Americas, 72 deals over $5 billion have been announced this year, a 56% increase compared to full year 2013 when 46 large-cap deals contributed to the annual total. Healthcare deals accounted for 13 worldwide large-cap deals followed by energy & power (11) and telecommunications (8).

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A trio of multi-billion dollar US-dollar denominated corporate bond offerings topped the list of weekly offerings and pushed the volume of US marketplace investment grade corporate bond offerings to $712.9 billion for year-to-date 2014, an increase of 10% compared to a year ago and the strongest year-to-date period since records began in 1980. Led by bank issuance which accounts for 32% of year-to-date volume, US issuers make up 60% of this year’s volume, followed by Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan.

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CIT Group’s $3.4 billion purchase of California’s OneWest Bank pushed the level of deal making in the financial sector to $206.6 billion for year-to-date 2014, a 54% increase compared to a year ago and the strongest year-to-date period for M&A in the sector since 2011. With strong deal making activity in the healthcare, media and energy sectors, M&A in the financial sector accounts for just 10% of the worldwide total this year, the lowest percentage since year-to-date 1989 when financials accounted for 9% of global M&A

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