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“M&A in a “crowded” market: part II

Last month in Part I of this series we introduced you to the new equity crowdfunding prospectus exemption and rules regarding Multilateral Instrument 45-108 (the Instrument). As you will no doubt recall, the Instrument provides a means for companies to raise capital from the general public in return for equity in the company without first … Continue reading

M&A in China amid economic uncertainty

To the casual observer, the economic outlook in the Asia Pacific region, and China in particular, has been rosy for a long time, with international attention focused on fast-paced economic growth and emerging wealth in the region. However, the beginning of 2016 has proven to be difficult for Chinese government officials as they contend with tumultuous … Continue reading

Global M&A driven by record valuations

Global M&A continues to rise with over $2.19 trillion recorded in the first half of 2015, according to Dealogic data. This is an increase of 31% from $1.67 trillion announced in the first half of 2014, and the second highest half year volume on record, following $2.59 trillion recorded in 2007. In addition, US targeted … Continue reading

Oil & gas M&A activity in Q1 2015: review and outlook

According to PWC’s First-quarter 2015 oil & gas industry mergers and acquisitions analysis report, mergers and acquisitions activity in the oil and gas industry stalled in the first quarter of 2015. The large swing in oil prices over the past 10 months has been a major factor in continued low deal volumes with 39 oil … Continue reading

The impact of financial reporting periods on M&A success

While the success of a merger or acquisition may be best determined over a long time horizon of several years, investors tend to have a shorter-term view of what constitutes success or failure in M&A. Corporations are held to be only as successful as their latest quarterly results and many investors base their opinions off … Continue reading

Cross-border and private equity activity in Q2 2015

As we move towards the end of the second quarter of 2015, many have wondered whether this year will be able to live up to the bumper year of 2014 in terms of cross-border private equity activity. Despite volatile commodity prices and an unsteady European market, a recent survey conducted by integrated communications firm RR Donnelley revealed … Continue reading
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