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July 07, 2017
Global buyout activity has gradually surpassed median EBITDA levels in recent years. Creeping up to 10.2x on the eve of the financial crisis, LBO valuations have oscillated mostly in the range of...
July 06, 2017
Although deal counts look set for a sixth consecutive quarterly decline, quarterly deal volume actually eclipsed that for both of the preceding quarters.
July 05, 2017
The combination of Vantiv and Worldpay, two giants in payments processing, highlights the pressure in the industry to merge.
June 30, 2017
Amazon's massive acquisition of Whole Foods may have generated more headlines than any other deal announced this year, but where does it stack up against the year's other big mergers?
June 27, 2017
The Bankia and Intesa acquisitions of their smaller peers may be a harbinger of a wave of consolidation across the sector this year—but traditional lenders could have other things to worry about.
As customers become even more inundated with marketing materialsand get better at tuning outits harder than ever to win their attention.
June 26, 2017
PitchBook data suggests that PE and M&A investors may have had enough of retail therapy.
June 22, 2017
As businesses vie for customers in an increasingly crowded, competitive market, they can no longer rely on a basic, static list of leads to find new clients.
June 17, 2017
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June 16, 2017
Amazon has agreed to acquire Whole Foods for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion. But the deal's more complicated than a mere white knight scenario.
June 14, 2017
Measurement tech specialist Hexagon has initiated talks with potential suitors—a successful sale would cap an otherwise tumultuous year for one of Sweden's more prolific corporate acquirers.
Slowly but surely, exit multiples for secondary buyouts and corporate acquisitions have risen over the past two years, with figures for the former topping off at 9.4x last year. Thus far in 2017...
June 29, 2017
In the past, a solid business development strategy involved tapping your personal network and reaching out to a basic list of leads.
Western Digital and KKR have resubmitted their bid for Toshiba's memory chip business. The bidding war for the prized unit spotlights just how rarely strategic and financial investors join forces.
Will 2017 be a banner year for unicorn IPOs? Will MA activity pick up momentum? What does the future hold for the private markets?
June 23, 2017
Corporate acquirers of emerging tech companies know the space pretty well. After all, many of them were the hot new kids on the block once upon a time. These are the top 6 acquirers in the industry.
Chip designer Imagination Technologies has put itself up for sale following a dispute with its largest customer Apple, highlighting the the possible downside of being a supplier to the iPhone maker.
Johnson & Johnson has completed its acquisition of Swiss pharmaceuticals company Actelion for around $30 billion, marketing the largest M&A deal in Europe so far in 2017.
June 15, 2017
Slack is reportedly raising another $500 million at a $5 billion valuation while fielding takeover offers from Amazon and others.
June 13, 2017
Verizon has completed its acquisition of Yahoo for roughly $4.5 billion. So, how does Yahoo’s sticker price stack up against the sums paid for other media companies acquired this decade?
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