The Merrill Blog

Get the latest updates and insights around complex content management, regulatory disclosure and compliant communications.

  • 11/28/2017

    Blog

    A brighter outlook for M&A deals in 2018

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    The start of 2018 seems like it could be promising for deal making in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to industry experts. They see several market-stabilizing factors impacting the new year. 

     

    Read More

  • 11/21/2017

    Blog

    Global M&A decelerated in October; private equity is a shining light

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Global M&A continued to decelerate in October as global political uncertainty becomes the market norm. A total of 1,183 deals worth over $218 billion were announced globally during the month, reflecting a 52 percent drop in value year-over-year, with 317 fewer transactions.

     

    Read More

  • 11/17/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - November 17, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

    Read More

  • 11/10/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - November 10, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

    Read More

  • 11/10/2017

    Blog

    As year-end looms, still a chance for giant deals

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A spate of potential big M&A transactions – possibly including the largest one ever in the technology sector – could help 2017 finish on a high note.

     

    Read More

  • 11/08/2017

    Blog

    Investment banks' quarterly results recap: Rising valuations add some tension

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Wrap of 3Q 2017 trends/outlooks for M&A based on earnings call commentary from large and middle market investment banks.

     

    Read More

  • 11/03/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - November 3, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

    Read More

  • 10/31/2017

    Blog

    Preparing for the GDPR: 6 things to consider

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    If you do business with EU consumers, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be on your radar. During our recent GDPR webinar, we unpacked some topics regarding the new regulation and the potential impact on organisations both within and outside of the EU.

     

    Read More

  • 10/27/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 27, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

    Read More

  • 10/27/2017

    Blog

    Executing Effective M&A in the Technology Sector

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    No sector is immune from technology disruption with incumbent global leaders reinventing themselves as technology players. There has been a shift in by strategic acquirers willing to do M&A across industries. Many have a finely tuned process for acquiring companies in the same industry, but as industries converge, there is a greater need to share experiences learned from successful “cross-industry” Tech M&A..

     

    Read More

  • 10/26/2017

    Blog

    Global political uncertainty slows global M&A in Q3 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Global M&A continued to decelerate in Q3 amid ongoing global political uncertainty. A total of 3,774 deals worth US$667.1bn were announced globally in Q3. This marks a 24.2% drop in value year-over-year, with 739 fewer transactions.

     

    Read More

  • 10/23/2017

    Blog

    Merrill Corporation in Tokyo and Takara Printing Celebrate Partnership

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Merrill Corporation, in association with Takara Printing, hosted a number of important clients at Italian restaurant XEX Nihonbashi to thank them for their loyalty and give them a sneak peek at our latest innovation.

     

    Read More

  • 10/20/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 20, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 20, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Germany’s Hochtief Bids for Abertis, Airbus-Bombardier Pact Rankles Boeing, Nordstrom Pauses on Go-Private Plan, and more.

     

    Read More

  • 10/16/2017

    Blog

    Deal Makers Equipped to Navigate EU's Data Privacy Revamp

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    The European Union’s updated data protection laws present new, but addressable, risks for deal makers, as well as opportunities for businesses willing to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world. Those were the overarching sentiments delivered by the panelists during Merrill Corporation’s recent webinar, How Revamped EU Privacy Regulations Impact Global M&A.

     

    Read More

  • 10/13/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 13, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 13, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Express Scripts Buying eviCore, , Honeywell Plans to Spin Off Home, Transportation Businesses, Belgium’s Bpost Purchases Logistics Firm Radialand and more.

     

    Read More

  • 10/06/2017

    Blog

    'Disruption' Will Keep Providing Fuel to Tech M&A

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Disruption brought on by rapid changes in technology will keep the merger and acquisition wheels rolling. That is one of the clear expectations emanating from Merrill Corporation’s recent webinar, Executing Effective M&A: Opportunities in Technology.

     

    Read More

  • 10/06/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 6, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 6, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Office Depot "Pivoting" with CompuCom purchase, Wal-mart snags logistics tech start-up, Nordstrom go-private deal and more.

     

    Read More

  • 09/29/2017

    Blog

    Dealmakers Pursuing Acquisitions in the Face of Geopolitical Uncertainty

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    As geopolitical uncertainty continues into Q3 of 2017, dealmakers continue to pursue acquisitions, but with caution. This cautious approach is seeing dealmakers pursue fewer deals, which is resulting in higher values.

     

    Read More

  • 09/29/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 29, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 29, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; GE selling industrial solutions business, Denmark’s billion dollar buyout by PE, Siemen’s/Alstom merger and more.

     

    Read More

  • 09/29/2017

    Blog

    Merrill's 3rd Annual Singapore F1 Party

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    Our guests were able to experience the full excitement and atmosphere of the Grand Prix and we'd like to share some of the highlights in this video.

     

    Read More

  • 09/25/2017

    Blog

    Companies Embrace M&A to Support Innovation

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Technological change continues to transform the business landscape at a rapid pace, making it difficult for enterprises to nimbly respond with new products or solutions. In this environment, mergers and acquisitions remain a key avenue for innovation.

     

    Read More

  • 09/22/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 22, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 22, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Another Aerospace deal for Northrup Grumman, Toshiba decides on memory chip sale, Sprintand T-mobile speculation and more.

     

    Read More

  • 09/15/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 15, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 15, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Contest for Toshiba Memory Chip Business Heats Up, Contest for Toshiba Memory Chip Business Heats Up, Alphabet Mulling Investment in Lyft and more.

     

    Read More

  • 09/12/2017

    Blog

    Are Dealmakers Diligent About Cyber Risks?

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    Businesses face increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats that expose them to costly operational disruptions and reputational damage. But in the mergers and acquisitions process, there is concern these potential risks aren’t getting appropriate scrutiny when dealmakers engage in due diligence.

     

    Read More

  • 09/08/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 8, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 8, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; United Technologies Cinches Rockwell Collins Deal, Tronc Buys New York Daily News, Schneider Electric to Take Control of Aveva Group and more.

     

    Read More

  • 09/01/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 1, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 1, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Gilead to Buy Kite Pharma for Nearly $12 Billion, United Technologies Near Deal to Acquire Rockwell Collins, Uber's new CEO and more.

     

    Read More

  • 08/25/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - August 25, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation which facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these.

     

    Read More

  • 08/21/2017

    Blog

    The Friendly Side of M&A: Behind-the-Scenes Support for Global Deals

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    There are iconic locations where major mergers and acquisitions are forged -- think New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Merrill Corporation supports its clients from these and other locations internationally.

     

    Read More

  • 08/17/2017

    Blog

    Anticipation: Dealmaking Boost From Lighter Regulation Remains Elusive

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    After a year in which regulatory hurdles played a role in the highest volume of deal withdrawals since the financial crisis, changes in Washington spurred expectations for a sharp 2017 pickup in mergers and acquisitions. But a handful of deal setbacks this year raises questions.

     

    Read More

  • 08/14/2017

    Blog

    Investment Banks Quarterly Results Recap: A "Healthy" M&A Environment

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    The quarterly consensus from executives at the world’s largest investment banks – and some smaller ones, too – is that the deal environment is “healthy,” if unspectacular in comparison to the previous two years, though a murkier timetable on expected tax reform and other policies could lurk as a potential drag.

     

    Read More

  • 08/02/2017

    Blog

    How is the Spanish deal space performing?

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Despite significantly lower announced M&A volumes across Europe, we’ve continued to see a growth in projects so far this year, has this been the case for Spanish M&A? Take a look at our snapshot view highlighting the comparative volumes, values and sector performance for deals taking place in Spain.

     

    Read More

  • 08/01/2017

    Blog

    Mining Opportunities in Oil & Gas

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    After the June 2014 oil price collapse, the Oil & Gas industry experienced a wave of reactive actions including cost cutting, reduction of capital expenditure, massive reductions in headcount and the shelving or outright cancelling of major projects.

     

    Read More

  • 08/01/2017

    Blog

    First Half of 2017 Marked by Soaring Global M&A Values, Plummeting Volumes

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Entering into the second-half of 2017, we look back on an H1 that saw global M&A deal values soar, but volumes plummet. Geopolitical uncertainty and currency volatility continue to make dealmakers cautious. However, the select deals that are being made are setting new records.

     

    Read More

  • 07/28/2017

    Blog

    Discover what’s next for M&A in Central and Eastern Europe.

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Despite significantly lower announced M&A volumes across Europe, we’ve continued to see a growth in projects so far this year, has this been the case for Central and Eastern Europe M&A? Take a look at our snapshot view highlighting the comparative volumes, values and sector performance for deals taking place in Central and Eastern Europe.

     

    Watch Now

  • 07/26/2017

    Blog

    Discover what’s next for M&A in the Czech Republic.

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    According to data from Mergermarket, M&A volumes are down across Europe, so what does this mean for M&A in the Czech Republic? Hear Mike Hinchliffe, Head of Sales at Merrill Corporation, share his thoughts on Czech Republic M&A, with insights from Merrill and Mergermarket data.

     

    Watch Video

  • 07/26/2017

    Blog

    Discover what’s next for M&A in Spain.

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    According to data from Mergermarket, M&A volumes are down across Europe, so what does this mean for Spanish M&A? Hear Merlin Piscitelli, Head of Sales at Merrill Corporation, share his thoughts on Spanish M&A, with insights from Merrill and Mergermarket data.

     

    Watch Video

  • 07/26/2017

    Blog

    PE Firms Hover By Oil Patch, Gathering Dry Powder

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Dealmakers are seeing an ongoing build-up of capital poised to flow into the oil and gas sector, as the industry continues to stabilize amid the fallout from a crushing three-year downturn in crude prices. The main sources of cash are private equity firms and other non-bank lenders, while commercial banks maintain a cautious posture toward the energy sector, still nursing wounds inflicted by the oil price bust.

     

    Read More

  • 07/17/2017

    Blog

    MongoDB Supports Merrill’s Agile, Fast-Moving Technology Transformation

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Scalability. Agility. Speed. These are all the buzzwords we hear around technology and platform development these days – and you certainly hear them in the hallways and Skype conversations across Merrill’s global operations. But they are more than just words here, they have become the way we do business.

     

    Read More

  • 07/07/2017

    Blog

    Seven Key Site Visit Considerations for Your Due Diligence Team

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    During the recent Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences in Boston, the strategic importance of a site visit prior to executing an M&A, licensing, or strategic partnership event was highlighted as an essential component of a comprehensive due diligence plan.

     

    Read More

  • 07/03/2017

    Blog

    Merrill Clients enjoy Chestertons Polo in the Park 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    On Saturday 10th June, for the 7th year running, Merrill hosted several clients at the world-famous European calendar fixture, Polo in the Park, held at West London’s historic Hurlingham Park. This year’s event witnessed brilliant sunshine, offering the perfect setting for a day of gripping competition.

     

    Read More

  • 07/03/2017

    Blog

    ACG Holland Growth Awards 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    On Thursday June 22nd, Merrill participated in the 2017 ACG Holland Growth Awards. Attended by Senior Account Manager, Luuk Visschedijk and Regional Head of Sales Mike Hinchliffe. ACG Holland, the Dutch arm of the global organisation focused on driving middle-market growth, held its second annual Growth Awards Ceremony at the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam.

     

    Read More

  • 06/21/2017

    Blog

    Global Deal Market Falters Despite Optimistic Start to 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    As we reach the halfway mark of 2017, macroeconomic factors still invoke caution among dealmakers as volatility and uncertainty becomes the norm. Despite this environment, global M&A value to date continues to exceed that of 2016

     

    Read More

  • 06/01/2017

    Blog

    Insider Secrets to Effective Healthcare M&A

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Recently, I moderated a panel discussing how to create and execute a M&A “masterpiece”, identifying key focus areas for successful transactions. To move this from the all too common theoretical “best practice” review, we examined this topic using real-life examples against the backdrop of healthcare.

     

    Read More

  • 05/23/2017

    Blog

    Cybersecurity: High stakes, great opportunities

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    From retailer system hacks and cars that can be manipulated remotely to the internal systems of some of the biggest technology providers in the world, cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics for just about anyone who operates machinery, uses phones or turns on a computer. It was also the theme of a discussion I recently had with Mary Ellen Callahan, partner, Jenner & Block and former chief privacy officer of the US Department of Homeland Security, at the ACG InterGrowth conference on April 25.

     

    Read More

  • 05/18/2017

    Blog

    Turbulent times create opportunities for German Private Equity Market

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Portfolio Management | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill Bridge®

    Merrill Corporation recently hosted a dynamic global webinar that explored private equity in the German mid-market. It sparked a lively discussion among our esteemed panel of experts, including Christoph D. Kauter, Founding and Managing Partner at Beyond Capital Partners; Dr Rainer Traugott, Partner, Latham & Watkins; and Nick Money-Kyrle, Founder and Managing Partner for Steadfast Capital.

     

    Read More

  • 05/04/2017

    Blog

    The ACG Whirlwind: A View from the Floor

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    As sponsors of the annual ACG InterGrowth Conference between April 24 and 26, we were perfectly positioned to direct attention of Merrill Corporation and how our services support the nearly 2,000 M&A and Private Equity dealmakers swarming the conference floor at Aria Resort and Casino.

     

    Read More

  • 04/28/2017

    Blog

    Spike in Global M&A Deal Value Continues Megadeal Trend

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    The April edition of the Monthly M&A Insider – which is developed by Merrill Corporation and Mergermarket – looks back at the first quarter of 2017. During this time, we have seen a spike in global M&A deal value when compared to Q1 2016, but a sharp decline in volume.

     

    Read More

  • 04/25/2017

    Blog

    A Look at M&A Potential in the Healthcare Sector

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    As healthcare continues to be a hot topic and in the wake of the AHCA failing to pass, we are interested in how dealmakers grapple with the level of uncertainty around key policies and regulations in the US healthcare industry.

     

    Read More

  • 02/23/2017

    Blog

    Meet your Sales Team for Iberia

    Other | Merrill DataSite®

    Learn how our Iberia sales team support capital transactions with our award-winning virtual data room (VDR), Merrill DataSite. To date, we have processed 18,000,000 pages for our clients in Iberia who have used our VDR platform.

    This month we've expanded our presence in Iberia.

    Read More

  • 01/18/2017

    Blog

    The Impact of Current Geopolitical Events on Global M&A Infographic

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    In a most recent discussion with hundreds of global dealmakers, the overwhelming conclusion is that while recent events create alarming headlines, they may in fact be a good thing for Private Equity firms trying to raise money in the coming year. 41% of those surveyed felt that, specifically, a President Trump will help PE firms raise capital globally.

     

    Read More

  • 12/05/2016

    Blog

    Investment Banks Quarterly Results Recap: A "Healthy" M&A Environment

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    The quarterly consensus from executives at the world’s largest investment banks – and some smaller ones, too – is that the deal environment is “healthy,” if unspectacular in comparison to the previous two years, though a murkier timetable on expected tax reform and other policies could lurk as a potential drag.

     

    Read More

Show More
I agree

This site uses cookies to offer you a better experience. For more information, view our privacy policy.