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Megadeals Drive M&A Boom in UK, Ireland in First Half 2015

Deal value surges 25% over H1 2014 to US$305 billion, according to International Finance Review's 2015 Regional M&A Report - UK and Ireland.

Continued US acquisitions and EU megadeals drove record-breaking cross-border M&A activity in the UK and Ireland for a five-fold increase on H1 2014, according to International Financing Review's 2015 Regional M&A Report - UK and Ireland, produced with Merrill Corporation. Foreign acquisitions of UK companies hit an all-time high in the first half of 2015 at US$208 billion, with one UK energy company scoring the top deal at US$81 billion. Find out how political developments spurred major dealmaking by foreign buyers in Ireland and the UK in 2015, and may continue to affect finance and healthcare in particular. Track 16-month investment patterns in Ireland and the UK by sector, including the rise of UK retail company buyouts by unconventional buyers.

What's covered:

  • Top UK and Ireland 20 M&A deals identifying deal value, sector and acquirer
  • Quarterly rankings of financial and legal advisors by market share and number and value of transactions

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