merger and acquisition (M&A)


Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Hedge funds reversed performance declines posting positive returns in April

Hedge funds reversed a two-month performance decline in April, led by fixed income-based relative value arbitrage and equity hedge strategies, according to latest data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

NY deal makers losing faith in Trump bump

Many middle-market deal making professionals in New York have lowered their expectations of the Trump administration having a positive effect on the private equity market.

Funds of hedge funds continue to shrink as industry consolidation continues

Most sophisticated and confident investors are turning away from funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) to direct investment, accelerating the demise of the industry, according to a report by Preqin.

High US investor level boosts European private equity numbers

Europe's private equity prices soared for top-tiered assets in 2015 amid uneven to stagnant economic growth, according to Merrill Corporation's latest Pitchbook report.

Activist investors to target energy, micro- and mid-cap stocks in 2016

Activists are tipped to target micro- to mid-cap stocks and the energy sector next year, according to a survey by FTI Consulting and Activist Insight.

Growing global market for asset manager sales says Schulte Roth & Zabel analysis

The number of asset manager deals per year has grown by nearly 50 per cent since 2010. Last year was particularly busy and there is no sign of a slowdown this year.

Institutional investors pursue activism through recalling share prior to proxy votes

Institutional investors often recall loaned shares prior to proxy votes when they want to express lack of support for management, according to research.