Mergers & Acquisitions 2016


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The mergers and acquisitions landscape in 2016 is competitive and volatile, featuring deal volumes comparable to the record-breaking levels seen in 2015. Last year truly was exceptional, with strong activity recorded in the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Americas regions. We saw the triumphant return of the megadeal, with five announced deals ranking within the top 20 largest ever seen. Partly as a result, total M&A value surpassed $5 trillion for the first time, according to some reports. Although such levels are unlikely to be repeated in 2016, numerous confidence barometers suggest continued M&A activity should be the norm. A number of trends and developments, including technological innovation, strategic investments and the prevalence of cross-border deals, are helping to keep M&A ticking along, albeit it at reduced levels.



International M&A trends

Managing transactional risk

Unlocking deal value



Greg Wolski, EY

Deborah McBrearty, Tokio Marine HCC – International Group



What’s driving M&A

Drivers of M&A in the UK

M&A snapshot of Central and Eastern Europe

M&A in natural resources

Driving value assurance in emerging market M&A through risk strategies

Earn-outs in M&A

Asset purchase agreements

Global M&A deals and merger control – managing the EU merger review process

Select challenges in cross-border M&A transactions

Minimising risk in US M&A deals through indemnification

The deal is not (yet) done: post-closing challenges



Innisfree M&A Incorporated

Tokio Marine HCC – International Group

Baker Hostetler

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Control Risks

Crowell & Moring LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Livingstone Partners

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Seyfarth Shaw

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Uría Menéndez

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