M&A and Private Equity

escalator image
Insight
Investors eye rapid delivery business

M&A Explorer | Pandemic-fueled demand for delivery services is attracting investors looking for quick profits and low risk

power tower
Insight
US utilities M&A remains resilient in H1

M&A Explorer | Positive tailwinds such as the global shift to clean energy sources and the need to replenish infrastructure are driving dealmaking in the sector

Insight
M&A Explorer

Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer.

manhattan
Insight
Reality check: US M&A H1 2022

US deal activity saw an annual decrease in H1 of this year, but remains buoyant compared to pre-pandemic standards

windows
Insight
Carve-outs’ popularity soars as businesses pursue growth

White & Case M&A Explorer | Carve-out deals are offering businesses and investors an alternative route to growth in a post-COVID global economy

FIG M&A Sector Trends - July 2022
Insight
Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - July 2022

We highlight the key UK & European M&A trends in H2 2021 and H1 2022, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.

Stock market
Insight
Q2 PE dealmaking fails to live up to record 2021

A host of megadeals bumped up deal value in the sector, but regulatory and economic headwinds remain  

credit cards
Insight
Retail M&A driven by pandemic trends

Long-term consumer behavior triggered by the pandemic continues to catalyze deal activity  

Tokyo
Insight
Renewables push drives M&A in Japan’s energy sector

Ambitious decarbonization targets and high investment returns are drawing interest from both local and international buyers  

Liquid debt markets hit the brakes on restructurings
Insight
Global PE activity slows in Q1 following blockbuster year

Private equity dealmaking was slow to pick up the pace in Q1, yet activity remained in line with pre-pandemic levels

fine art
Insight
Global M&A market drops to pre-pandemic levels

While global dealmaking in Q1 was down from a blockbuster 2021, there are signs deal activity could pick up later in the year

pump jacks
Insight
ESG pressures fuel dealmaking

Companies across the globe are turning to M&A to fulfill their ESG ambitions while investors seek the steep returns on offer

growth graph
Insight
Private equity continues to step up as a catalyst for digitalization

Sponsors spot value in companies that support others in digitally transforming their operations

Melbourne
Insight
Australian M&A delivers groundbreaking year

M&A activity down under reaches unprecedented highs as decarbonization and digitalization drive the dealmaker agenda

Solar
Insight
Global decarbonization goals drive renewables M&A

Ambitious decarbonization policies are encouraging dealmaking within the renewables industry, with the sector’s untapped potential too big to ignore  

India city image
Insight
India M&A sets new records in 2021

Dealmaker interest from both home and abroad, along with record private equity activity, has driven India’s dealmaking activity to an all-time high  

Cairo
Insight
Egypt M&A posts impressive rebound in 2021

Interest in high-growth industries such as TMT and financial services resulted in a string of deals—from both local and international bidders.  

US flags
Insight
FDI on the radar screen

Governments around the world are tightening their scrutiny of foreign direct investments  

sunset view
Insight
European leveraged finance: From survive to thrive

European leveraged finance markets rebounded in the past 12 months, driven  by enthusiastic refinancing activity and a resurgent M&A marketplace, setting the  stage for a healthy year ahead

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
Insight
Record breaker: US M&A 2021

US M&A had an extraordinary year in 2021, with total deal value reaching US$2.6 trillion—surpassing US$2 trillion for the first time

office building windows
Insight
2021: A spectacular year for SPACs

From record SPAC IPOs and M&A deal flow to the SEC issuing a variety of pronouncements, last year was one to remember.  

Stock market
Insight
Global private equity delivers groundbreaking 2021

Annual deal value more than doubled 2020’s total to reach all-time high  

buildings
Insight
Global M&A hits new milestone in 2021

Deal value exceeded US$1 trillion in every quarter for the first time in history, in just one example of the record-shattering 2021.  

LIghthouse
Insight
Shining a light on the massive global surge in merger control filings

The data White & Case gathered from 58 of the most active merger control jurisdictions globally reveals trends and insights that can't be gleaned from data on single jurisdictions considered in isolation.

cargo-holder-1600x600.jpg
Insight
Logistics deals deliver for investors as supply chains struggle

Logistics, packaging and shipments companies are using M&A to expand their service coverage and future proof.

Pharmaceutical
Insight
Healthcare M&A on track to set new record in 2021

Heightened interest in medical suppliers, contract research organizations and biotech firms resulted in an impressive year for healthcare dealmaking.

Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective
Insight
Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective

A guide to navigating the rules for investing in countries that require foreign direct investment approval

Insight
Middle Eastern dealmaking strides ahead in 2021

Deal volume has reached new highs as dealmaking confidence in the region returns  

Stock Market
Insight
Global content battle pushes media dealmaking to record highs

Intense competition to deliver on-demand content accelerates dealmaking in the sector

Stock board
Insight
DACH dealmaking powers ahead in 2021

Traditionally a powerhouse of European M&A, the DACH region—D for Germany, A for Austria and CH for Switzerland—did not disappoint in the first three quarters of the year.

Toronto
Insight
Canadian outbound dealmaking rebounds

Canadian dealmakers are betting on large overseas purchases as market confidence returns

London city photo
Insight
UK M&A reaches new highs despite headwinds

Favorable valuations are fueling opportunistic purchases by overseas bidders

Africa Focus
Insight
Africa Focus: Autumn 2021

Transitioning to new priorities in a post-pandemic era

Connect cars
Insight
Automotive M&A is in top gear

Deal activity in the auto industry has never been higher, as manufacturers look to capitalize on the shift towards electric vehicles  

Ho Chi Minh city
Insight
Vietnam M&A heads for another record in 2021

High-growth industries continue to attract investor interest despite COVID disruptions

London hero image
Insight
European M&A reaches post-crisis high

M&A activity in Western Europe surged in Q3 on the back of strong PE interest and low UK stock prices

latin-america-focus-fall-2021-cover-hero.jpg
Insight
Latin America Focus: Fall 2021

Opportunities and challenges in post-COVID-19 Latin America

Tokyo
Insight
In Japan, resistance to hostile takeovers fades

Attitudes are shifting, thanks to changes in corporate governance  

circuit board
Insight
Supply chain woes refocus investment strategies as M&A and PE soar

Pandemic-derived supply chain issues unlock investment opportunities  

fine art
Insight
Software deals push Q3 M&A activity to US$1.4 trillion record

Despite a drop on the previous quarter, Q3 2021 global M&A value represented the strongest Q3 on Mergermarket record.