Mergers & acquisitions


Financier Worldwide Magazine

June 2016 Issue

June 2016 Issue

The global mergers & acquisitions (M&A) landscape has been a hotbed of activity over the past few years, with companies around the world having spent $5 trillion on acquisitions during 2015. Analysts have put the record levels of M&A down to industrial change and strategic transformation; however, these same analysts also concede that M&A can is a risky pursuit which may damage healthy companies as well as shareholder value. So, with the M&A industry currently experiencing something of a vintage year, companies undertaking M&A need to adopt a cautious approach. Signs point to the recent upward trend continuing through 2016 (and beyond), as boardroom confidence improves markedly worldwide.

FORUM: M&A in the healthcare & pharma sector

FW moderates a discussion on M&A in the healthcare & pharma sector between Adam Bellack at Hogan Lovells, Jeremy D. London at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Catherine Wigmore at Stevens & Bolton LLP, and Fred Hassan atWarburg Pincus.

Due diligence is the mother of good luck

The Brattle Group Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) can be expensive. While M&A may make sense for strategic, competitive or growth reasons in the long term, transaction costs, including numerous fees to outside parties such as...

Security risks in mergers and acquisitions

Cigital Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between two companies bring a unique synergy that cannot be obtained by one company alone. Along with synergy, M&A brings a whole host of benefits to the table...

Life after closing: who’s afraid of post-deal integration?

Hogan Lovells Once the deal is closed and celebrations are over, the investor starts a new life with its acquired target. We hear from our clients all the time how concerned they feel about future integration. Nearly half of them...

European M&A

CMS Despite 2015 representing a record year for global M&A in terms of value, early signs in 2016 indicate an uncertain and potentially risky European M&A environment. The recently published results by...

M&A activity in the Czech Republic and CEE/SEE

Wolf Theiss The goal of this article is to provide an analysis of the main drivers and challenges for M&A transactions in the Czech Republic and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). First, we will introduce the...

Transformational times in Brazilian infrastructure M&A

Demarest Advogados It is time to do business in Brazil. Indeed, it seems to be the right time to buy in Brazil, given that it is unlikely that an opportunity of the same magnitude will arise in the next decade. The entire country is struggling due to...

Argentina M&A: light at the end of the tunnel

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal Last year, the Argentine M&A landscape was at a standstill, waiting for the outcome of the most important election in 12 years. At that time, no investment boom would take place unless the country...

Schemes of Arrangement: the new black in the New Zealand takeovers world

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts In August 2015, Scott Technology Limited, an NZX listed company, announced that JBS Australia Pty Ltd would be acquiring a 50.1 percent stake in Scott. The acquisition would be structured as a scheme of...

The American printing industry M&A environment

Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC According to a research report published by IBISWorld in April 2016, the American commercial printing industry generated approximately $83bn in revenue with total reported profits of less than $3bn during...




Demarest Advogados

Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC

Hogan Lovells

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP

The Brattle Group

Warburg Pincus

Wolf Theiss

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