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M&A prospects in the healthcare industry

RR Donnelley’s August 2016 VENUE Market Spotlight focused on the healthcare industry and the prospects for M&A activity in that space over the next 12 months. The report notes that there were 678 healthcare transactions in the first half of 2016 with an aggregate value of US$171.3 billion globally. These figures represent declines of 5% and 6%, respectively, from the same period in 2015, though they are up significantly from 2014, and respondents to the survey indicated that they expect investments in digital health, biotechnology and medical devices to increase in the future.

According to the report, global factors driving … Continue Reading

2016 outlook for spinoff, carve out and asset sale activities

Of the many ways a corporation can divest its assets or shares to create value, asset sales, equity carve outs and spinoffs are some of the most common methods. In an asset sale, a business sells its assets in exchange for cash proceeds or other forms of consideration. An equity carve out is where a company separates out assets into a separate company (usually a subsidiary) and issues a minority interest in the subsidiary to the market through an IPO. A spinoff transaction is where assets are spun off into a new independent business and existing shareholders receive shares of … Continue Reading

Future of private equity leveraged buyout financing optimistic

Recently, RR Donnelley sought the assistance of Mergermarket Group to interview professionals in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific about leveraged buyout financing. Mergermarket Group published its survey results on the environment of leveraged buyout financing in its April 2015 edition of the Venue Market Spotlight.

Availability of buyout financing

A majority of survey respondents indicates that the availability of buyout financing will increase in the next 12 months. Specifically, 52% of respondents state that buyout financing will somewhat increase, while 8% of respondents believe that buyout financing will increase significantly. However, 32% of respondents expect buyout financing to decrease … Continue Reading

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