Top 5 most interesting mergers and acquisitions of the past year

The past 12 months have produced a seemingly endless string of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Over $3.5trn worth of deals were made worldwide, marking the fourth consecutive year the $3trn benchmark has been passed. As competition across multiple sectors heats … Read More

How Nonprofit Boards Can Start the Merger Conversation

Ample data supports the need for nonprofit boards to consider inorganic growth—through mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic alliances—as they look to scale their organization’s impact on, say, college access, climate change mitigation, or obesity prevention. But figuring out how to … Read More

A Quick Look At Valuations & Market Cycles

The stock market has fallen hard in 2018 as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the benchmark S&P 500 are both in correction territory (defined by a decline of 10-19% below a recent high). Now that the market is pulling … Read More

Cross Border Mergers: The Five-Year Wait Is Over…Maybe…

Cross border mergers no longer require the Reserve Bank of India’s prior approval. Starting April 20, inbound and outbound mergers will receive automatic clearance provided they satisfy conditions set out in new regulations issued by the RBI last week. Read … Read More

Global mergers and acquisitions hit all time high

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) had their strongest start ever in the first quarter of 2018, totaling $1.2 trillion in value, as U.S. tax reform and faster economic growth in Europe unleashed many companies’ dealmaking instincts. Strong equity and debt … Read More

Global mergers and acquisitions reach record high in Q1

Global mergers and acquisitions had their strongest start ever in the first quarter of 2018, totalling $1.2tn in value, as US tax reform and faster economic growth in Europe unleashed many companies’ dealmaking instincts. Strong equity and debt markets and … Read More

Could the US tech selloff finally bring stock valuations back down to earth?

The data privacy scandal engulfing Facebook might have finally burst the bubble in what was one of the most expensive markets. US tech stocks had their worst day in years yesterday as investors concluded that the likelihood of more regulation … Read More

Trump Considers Invoking Emergency Law to Halt Chinese Acquisitions of U.S. Firms

After announcing tariffs on Chinese imported goods last week, the Trump administration is now considering a crackdown on Chinese investments in U.S. tech firms that develop sensitive technologies. Bloomberg reported on March 28 that the administration was considering invoking the … Read More

In age of Amazon, mall mergers accelerate with Brookfield’s GGP takeover

As the age of Amazon takes its toll on retailers, mall owners are finding it may be better not to confront the turmoil on their own. GGP Inc., the second-largest U.S. mall landlord, agreed Monday to be taken over by … Read More

The Key Question When Targeting Acquisitions: ‘What If?’

Last year I found myself in an enviable position. The company I founded 10 years ago was doing well, at the top of its market, and after taking on growth equity funding for the first time, we were evaluating the … Read More

Investors turn away from Canadian energy stocks despite positive signs in oil sector

Prospects are looking brighter in the Canadian oilpatch as commodity price increases drive higher profits and afford companies room to offer dividend hikes and share buybacks – but slumping stock prices show that the oil and gas sector remains in … Read More

How To Play The Coming Acquisitions Boom

In many companies, the biggest portion of the CEO’s compensation is tied to its stock price. When the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates close to zero, it had an unintended consequence of a booming stock market which has resulted in … Read More

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