Loans and high yield bonds make a comeback as economic vitality breeds confidence among investors and issuers
The race to consolidate resulted in a flurry of megadeals in 2017, while the disruptive impact of technology on consumer behavior continues to generate activity
The consumer, energy, financial services and tech sectors had standout years in 2017.
Insurance assets are attracting dealmakers due to low capital requirements and steady cash flows. Established fintech providers are using M&A to expand geographically
M&A's strategic relevance will ensure transactions continue to close in the face of geopolitical uncertainty. But trends in four areas—taxation, technology, PE, and antitrust—could define the coming year of dealmaking
US dealmaking remains robust, as M&A's strategic value remains as relevant as ever.
Overall deal value declined in 2017, yet it was higher than all other post-crisis years from 2008 to 2013.
Our exclusive survey identifies impacts from tax reforms and the repatriation of offshore capital as key areas to watch in 2018. Digital innovation remains a major driver for transactions, while effective due diligence poses a challenge.
Oil & gas dealmaking continues to generate the bulk of sector activity; consolidation in the power sector was driven by unsettled market conditions.
Record levels of dry powder and intense competition for deals caused buyout volume to reach a record high in 2017, while exit activity is encouraged by high valuations.
The sector saw the highest number of deals across all industries in 2017, as the hunt for innovative technologies continues to break down sector boundaries
While market uncertainty surrounding tax reforms and NAFTA negotiations caused sector deal value to take a hit in 2017, technological convergence continues to generate a healthy level of deals.
The hunt for blockbuster drugs is driving activity within the sector, while technology firms’ increasing presence in the market will be an area to watch in 2018.
Opportunities and challenges for M&A in the European financial services sector
After stepping into the space vacated by traditional banks and strategic investors following the financial crisis, private equity has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in financial services dealmaking.
Insights from our M&A team, based on M&A activity charts from the White & Case M&A Explorer
Strong fundamentals drive US dealmaking despite macro-economic and political uncertainties
Identifying opportunities and successfully implementing inorganic growth strategies are key to remaining competitive and winning market share
The complexities and challenges associated with decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets have dampened M&A activity in the past—but change is coming
Investors continue to flock to Israel, as innovation and technological advancements create fertile ground for M&A
Potential business advantages are emerging worldwide, despite future uncertainties.
Miners find themselves in the spotlight once again as the perceived sins of the past return to haunt management teams soon to be swimming in cash
The record set for Chinese outbound M&A in 2015 and 2016 could become the new normal if China successfully manages short-term challenges.
The maturing nature of the non-core infrastructure space has now opened the door for institutional investors to move into the space
Despite a slow start to the year and an uncertain political outlook, US M&A accelerated into 2017.
Fintech has evolved from being a disruptive threat to a major opportunity for financial institutions. The possibilities for dealmaking and M&A are almost limitless.
While the commodity super cycle is a distant memory, China's recent wave of outbound acquisitions is helping to prop up global mining M&A.
With Japan more open to foreign investment than ever before, M&A practitioners hope to take advantage.
Asia-Pacific's investment flows put the region center stage in determining the overall health of the global economy.
Entrepreneurs dreaming of success in Asia-Pacific have several reasons to be optimistic that their hopes may one day translate into reality.