M&A and Private Equity

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“Magnificent Seven” ride again as AI spurs rise in US tech M&A
M&A Explorer | Dealmaking makes a comeback as tech giants battle for dominance in artificial intelligence
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High-profile deals in European regulators’ firing lines
M&A Explorer | Dealmakers are learning to navigate a stricter regulatory environment as UK and EU authorities take an increasingly interventionist stance
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Food for thought: Dealmakers drawn to Europe’s sustainable farming sector
M&A Explorer | The strong environmental, economic and social case for sustainable farming looks set to spur future M&A in Europe’s agricultural sector
PE firms increasingly target infrastructure
M&A Explorer | The addition of infrastructure to PE firms’ playbooks is part of a broader embrace of adjacent private market asset classes
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Africa represents new frontier for tech dealmakers
M&A Explorer | The continent's growing population is producing a wealth of investment opportunities as demand for digital services ramps up
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Digital healthcare in Southeast Asia offers healthy returns
M&A Explorer | Rapid digitalization in the health industry is set to drive M&A across the region
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Luxury, Fashion and Lifestyle – Staying ahead in times of change
In a time distinguished by significant shifts—from the surge in e-commerce to altered consumer behaviors and the growing emphasis on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) values—brands face not just challenges but vast opportunities.
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Charting a path for European carve-outs
M&A Explorer | Carve-outs offer a path to streamline operations, raise cash and unlock shareholder value, but have faced various stifling market conditions in 2024
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Japan’s PE market is thriving, with potential for exits to follow
M&A Explorer | Stronger stock market performance bodes well for exit conditions in Japan’s rapidly maturing PE space
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Distressed US M&A volumes are on the rise
M&A Explorer | Companies with exposure to commercial real estate in particular—including banks—could be prime targets for bankruptcy-related deals in the US
UK financial services sector on track for wave of consolidation
M&A Explorer | A race to gain market share, a period of relative political calm, and renewed economic stability are fueling M&A in the sector
Battery storage M&A powers into 2024
M&A Explorer | Investment in the battery energy storage sector reaches record highs as the need for flexibility in the renewables sector increases
Europe holds enduring appeal for Asia-Pacific dealmakers
M&A Explorer | APAC investors continue to seek out high-growth assets across the continent despite a global slowdown in M&A activity
Foreign direct investment reviews 2024: A global perspective
Foreign direct investment reviews 2024: A global perspective
Understanding the ever-evolving global FDI landscape is crucial amid growing regulatory complexities in cross-border transactions
Dealmakers turn to M&A to combat supply disruption
M&A Explorer | M&A is emerging as a vital tool to support the realignment and resilience of global supply chains
Fintechs hunt for growth in an uncertain climate
M&A Explorer | Fintech companies must find new revenue streams if they want to thrive in the current market
Tech takeovers drive M&A in Indonesia
M&A Explorer | The country’s vibrant digital economy and abundant natural resources look set to fuel dealmaking this year
Energy and telco deals power Mexican M&A
M&A Explorer | Dealmaking remains above pre-pandemic levels despite somewhat subdued interest from international buyers
Oncology dealmaking fuels biotech M&A
M&A Explorer | Growing demand for cancer drugs, along with patent expiries and AI innovation, are driving dealmaking in the red-hot oncology space
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Dealmakers prepare to face new uncertainties in 2024
M&A Explorer | Anticipated rate cuts spark investor optimism, but escalating geopolitical tensions threaten to derail economic recovery
French dealmakers pin hopes on improving macro conditions
M&A Explorer | French M&A retreated to pre-pandemic levels last year, but decreasing inflation could spur transformative dealmaking in 2024
Net-zero goals boost investment in tech sector
M&A Explorer | As the global energy transition gathers pace, innovation in clean energy solutions is producing a steady flow of deal opportunities
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Megadeals highlight resilience of construction and EMU industries
M&A Explorer | Consolidation and alternative energy drive big-ticket energy, mining and utilities M&A 
Luxury powerhouses turn to M&A amid slowing sales
M&A Explorer | Declining consumer spending power is driving down revenues and pushing luxury firms to seek new avenues for growth
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Taiwan: Adapting to ongoing macroeconomic and regulatory uncertainty
Key legal developments in 2023 and their implications for Taiwan
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Dealmaking is shaping APAC’s digital future
M&A Explorer | Demand for greater connectivity is fueling M&A in the region's critical digital infrastructure, especially data centers and tower assets
Investors flock to lucrative aerospace and defense industry
M&A Explorer | Against a backdrop of growing geopolitical unrest, space, satellite and surveillance assets attract increasing premiums
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Distressed sales likely to rise in Europe’s troubled real estate sector
M&A Explorer | Looming debt maturities push real estate companies to seek exit
US outbound M&A into China pivots to Korea and Japan
M&A Explorer | Long-time US allies Japan and South Korea benefit from tensions between Washington and Beijing
Latin America Focus: Fall 2023
Latin America Focus: Fall 2023
Despite political uncertainty and a slowdown in GDP growth across Latin America, there are plenty of bright spots and opportunities on the horizon for those who know where to find them.
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Big Oil displays commitment to net zero through dealmaking
M&A Explorer | As the market turmoil of 2022 fades, energy supermajors are using M&A to expand into renewables and low-carbon solutions
Southeast Asia’s star ready to rise
M&A Explorer | Tech innovation and frontier-market growth both point to dynamic future for regional M&A
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Dealmaking set for comeback in North America’s food industry
M&A Explorer | M&A is proving popular with companies looking to reinvigorate their portfolios and adapt to shifting consumer demands
International bidders bolster German M&A
M&A Explorer | Amid a challenging economic climate, international buyers prompted by the energy transition target mainstay sectors including industrials & chemicals and automotive
Carve-outs: A valuable tool for European firms
M&A Explorer | Strategic carve-outs continue to present a strong business case, as companies shed non-core assets and position themselves for growth
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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - September 2023
We highlight the key UK & European M&A trends in H2 2022 and H1 2023, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward.
Time to shine in India’s M&A market
M&A Explorer | M&A activity in the world’s most populous country is nothing short of impressive
A spotlight on shareholder value spurs Japanese M&A
M&A Explorer | Much needed business restructurings and government incentives have the potential to drive acquisitions and divestments in Japan
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European biotech enjoys a burst of dealmaking activity
M&A Explorer | The first quarter saw a string of transactions after a punishing year for the sector
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UK M&A volume continues to impress despite value crunch
M&A Explorer | This year should continue to deliver a steady pipeline of deals in what remains one of Europe’s most dynamic markets