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Following the passage of the US tax bill, M&A experts are more optimistic than ever about the US deal environment. However, dealmakers warn that high valuations, buy-side competition and antitrust issues will continue to pose challenges.
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More than 1400 professionals across the globe recently attended a webinar focused on corporate development opportunities for the year ahead, answering six polling questions along the way. Survey responses reflect a wide range of industries and sectors, and we’ve compiled the most intriguing data into a single infographic.
A conversation with Cargill's Peter Hawthorne on life, leadership and how he hires.
Our popular January 30 webinar, Corporate Development Outlook: Politics, Processes and Predictions, left a robust pipeline of unanswered questions for our panelists.
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Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the Full Year Edition: Deal Drivers Americas, which takes an in-depth look at M&A data, movement and trends in North America and Latin America and examines key trends that dealmakers expect to see in 2018.
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Keep informed of hot topics on the future of digital business reporting, as the Members’ Forum sets sail.
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Structured data in corporate financial statements has been a game changer for filers and, most significantly, for the SEC itself. The Division of Enforcement has become dramatically more powerful, sophisticated, and proactive in the age of XBRL. The implications for filers are important: to be in compliance and to avoid the burden of an investigation or enforcement action, you must be aware of how the SEC is using structured data.
Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking leading M&A advisors in Asia Pacific (APAC) including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the previous month.
Activist directors are here to stay-- with their number nearly doubling in the past five years. In this abstract from "Dealing with Activist Directors On The Board", by Igor Kirman, we feature four strategies that will help companies address the legal and practical problems that they may encounter.
Determining and then disclosing the impact of a newly issued accounting standard in the financial statements can be tricky. Take a cue from recent SEC activity around the revenue-recognition standard for early lessons learned.
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Avoid errors in mergers and acquisitions with the best in document management. Don't let errors open you up to disclosure issues, inaccuracies or lowered esteem in deal making.
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A new report details how XBRL can drive digital corporate reporting and realize the full benefits of the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) regulation.
For January, we look at global deal activity trends and take a deeper dive into our forecast for 2018 merger and acquisition potential.
December deal making helped to give the year’s M&A activity a boost, with five mega deals contributing almost $200 billion in value. This surge in December gave an overall boost to the market. A total of 18,443 deals worth $3.2 trillion were announced globally during 2017, reflecting a 3% drop in value year-on-year. Merrill Vice President Matt Ellis takes a closer look at the trends marking the final month of 2017.
Apart from the marriage of the two words “finance” and “technology”, what does FinTech really entail? To many, it is still an insurmountable task to look beyond the word and scope out elements that would succinctly define FinTech.
What does the private equity pipeline look like for next year? Get answers from our Global Head of Strategic Advisor Accounts in this recent Q&A session.
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Merrill Bridge users are encouraged to view this on-demand playback for some tips, tricks, and ideas from our expert support staff on how to manage your XBRL and XBRL review within the Bridge platform.
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December dealmaking helped give 2017 a much-needed final boost, with five megadeals -- but there was still a year-on-year decline. As part of the overall annual decline, cross-border activity also saw a small margin drop. Private Equity showed an exceptionally strong performance across the year, with buyouts and exits well exceeding 2016 total deal values.
Deal duration times fell by an astonishing 17.6 percent to a 6.1 month average in 2017 from 7.4 months in 2014. We help you try to understand why in this blog post.
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In this issue of the Pitchbook 2017 Annual US PE Breakdown report you'll see a review of the year and get a head start on the 2018 outlook.
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As the agenda in the developed world begins to shift under increasing public pressure to acknowledge and react to environmental concerns, the Oil & Gas industry sees itself facing many challenges and increasing opportunities.
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The IFRS Foundation’s “Using the IFRS Taxonomy – A Preparer’s Guide” is a must read for any company submitting XBRL to the SEC for the first time in 2018.
M&A activity at the start of 2017 was lacklustre and, although momentum picked up towards the end of the year, global M&A volumes were at their lowest since 2013. Despite this, rumours and announcements of high-profile acquisitions, rising deal values and an increase in strategic acquisitions made 2017 a banner year for M&A activity and gave investors, consumers and journalists plenty to talk about.
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Welcome to the latest edition of Compliance Services News, where we remain committed to keeping you informed of industry-related topics as the regulatory environment continues to evolve, requiring change in operational, technical and production systems.
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As the year’s M&A activity looks to be drawing to a slow close, two regions saw an increase in deal value YoY. Asia (excluding Japan) saw 312 deals worth US$62.8bn, while Central and South America saw 32 deals valued at US$6.8bn. The top performing sector for the quarter was Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU).
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Wise leaders focus on actions that move their initiatives forward. These actions can involve innovative thinking, tapping into new market trends, or hitting the re-set button. Wherever your company fits in, 508 accessibility needs to be a part of your strategy. The impending deadline needs both a strategy on accessibility and a tactical approach to implement a program. This is where Merrill can be a valuable resource for you. The question of “if” the files need to be 508 compliant is no longer a choice. The choice is who will make them compliant.
Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the Monthly M&A Insider for December 2017, exploring the global M&A market with respect to the numbers, movements and trends.
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Right now, one technology stands out as the innovation which is likely to be the “elephant in the room” when it comes to upending accounting, financial reporting and the audit profession: Blockchain.
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Over 25,000 professionals from over 100 countries, from top-tier firm representatives to ASEAN’s budding business founders, congregated at the Singapore EXPO to enjoy Singapore FinTech Week.
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Learn how one U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division – Enforcement – is successfully harnessing the power of Big Data to proactively approach investigations to identify problematic conduct.
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Thanks to its international appeal coupled with tax legal, capital and other advantages, Hong Kong has become Chinese companies’ go-to when looking to go public
For private equity firms, the market in which to sell portfolio assets in 2015 proved resilient. However, with the global economy taking a turn for the worse in 2016, a sense of caution has returned. Yet with sufficient forethought, positioning and execution, profitable exits can still be achieved.
Having a well thought-out strategy and the right structures in place will substantially shorten the fundraising life cycle, according to Executing Effective Fundraising.
Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.
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Did you miss our recent webinar or looking to view the playback of our recent APAC webinar? Merrill Corporation and Finance Asia brought together a group of esteemed professionals to discuss these topics.
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Merrill Corporation proudly sponsored the 6th Annual Company Secretary Forum 2017 on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at QEII Centre in London. Dedicated to company secretaries and senior members of the secretariat team, this year’s plenary sessions included corporate governance, board diversity and composition, directors’ duties and stakeholder engagement, Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), corporate crime and director liability.
Keith F. Higgins was the director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) from 2013 until 2017. Now chairing the securities and governance practice at Ropes & Gray he sat down with Dimensions to give SEC filers an inside perspective on the agency and on how filers can improve their SEC reporting.
For December, we look at global deal activity trends and take a deeper dive into our forecast for 2018 merger and acquisition potential.
Hans Hoogervorst, chair of International Accounting Standards Board, says IFRS XBRL Taxonomy is a key component in the IASB’s "Better Communications" initiative aimed at bringing better clarity to financial reports. The end goal is to ensure companies can communicate a clear, consistent and objective story to investors through their financial statements.
Should the SEC continue to require small public companies to provide XBRL files? Are investors even using those files on EDGAR? To answer these questions, accounting professors Yu Cong, Hui Du, and Miklos Vasarhelyi investigated whether investors are accessing the XBRL files on EDGAR from small public companies' reporting and offering documents.
Whenever the SEC issues guidance on financial reporting, filers in all industries should pay attention.
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.
Merrill Corporation, alongside Acuris brings you the news that during October 2017, APAC excl. Japan saw 243 deals valued at a total of US$44bn.
Merrill Corporation and Acuris discovered that Japan's October 2017 deal value was 13.9% higher than October 2016.
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.
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Without the proper knowledge or perspective around 508 accessibility, some health plans view a “tagged” document as good enough for 508 compliance. Others promote a more “willing to learn” strategy to discover who needs accessibility, how it provides equal access to members and how everyone can benefit from it. Where does your company stand?
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.
Discover the factors that lead to a worsening slump in deal making for the third quarter, find out what analysts anticipate for year-end M&A volumes and stay apprised of key trends across the global M&A market.
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Revlon refines fiduciary duties. The directors of a public company up for sale often face a tough decision: Should they work with just one bidder?
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Think beyond your current process of inefficient workflows and content management headaches. Let Merrill's end-to-end solution, Merrill Connect, transform your marketing and compliance asset management workflow.
Every proxy season is different. It is vital that companies recognize and prepare for the major issues on which shareholders and the SEC are focusing now.
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Startups are all the rage. With the possibility of being your own boss and building something unique you can put your mark on, this generation's entrepreneurial minds are flocking to investors claiming they've got something special.
The SEC’s use of structured data continues to expand and is transforming how the Commission and users of SEC data are benefiting from it.
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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.
Merrill has teamed up with Ernst & Young in order to bring the region’s most exciting startups a content site comprising solutions, insights, white papers and promotions.
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European PE activity continues to mirror much of what we see in the United States, with deal and exit counts continuing to decrease year-over-year. Much like last quarter, the fundraising cycle remains hot.
For November, we look at global deal activity trends and take a deeper dive into payments processors and their unique position as a staple for M&A.
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Wrap of 3Q 2017 trends/outlooks for M&A based on earnings call commentary from large and middle market investment banks.
The issue of compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can seem increasingly complex as the regulation is designed to be far-reaching and non-compliance can result in significant penalties.
The SEC’s future direction under new Chair Jay Clayton is still unfolding. New leadership in Washington is focused on streamlining regulation. In Congressional testimony and speeches, Clayton made it clear he wants to improve the opportunities for companies to raise capital while still protecting investors.
Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) YTD boasts third highest total deal value since 2001, but compared with the same period in 2016 shows a 10.9% decline in value.
On October 11, 20017, the SEC released a proposal with amendments to Regulation S-K. Learn more about the proposal, what it means and how Merrill can help.
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 October's issue of the Japan M&A Insider with valuable insights on deal count in Japan and the latest surge in technology.
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..
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.
Merrill Corporation helps to facilitate thousands of M&A deals each year. We often see the entire process from beginning to end. As a sponsor of this report, we shared our view on the developments of the M&A market and the challenges present at various stages of the transaction.
SEC IFRS filers should be aware of the proposed Shared Reporting Taxonomy (SRT) for the upcoming mandated SEC XBRL filings, starting with financial periods ending on or after December 15, 2017.
Natural disasters in North America, depressed energy prices worldwide and an uncertain economic outlook in many regions contributed to a drop in overall M&A activity.
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.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) uses their Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) to measure customer experience. Do your efforts focus on the value to the person with the disability?
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.
Merrill Corporation has the pleasure to welcome Bartek Czajka, the previous IFRS Taxonomy leader at the IFRS Foundation, to its industry-leading team of experts. He joins Merrill to provide IFRS companies with an unprecedented level of XBRL expertise – the crucial expertise needed to confidently move forward with SEC XBRL filings.
Since the establishment of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1934, its mission has remained constant—to protect investors and, derivatively, the financial markets through regulation and, over time, enforcement of the federal securities laws.
Companies do not relish being hacked. Here’s a startling truth, according to insiders from the cybersecurity industry: All US companies have been hacked, but some just do not know it yet.
“There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” This bleak warning comes from no less than Cisco’s former CEO John Chambers, in an article for the World Economic Forum.
Private equity firms invested $163.4 billion across 959 PE deals in the United States during the third quarter of 2017, bringing year-to-date totals to $401.7 billion in deal value across 2,820 transactions. Despite the prolonged elevation in fundraising, deal volume through the first three quarters is down 11% compared to the first three quarters of 2016.
If you do business with EU consumers, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be on your radar. By May 25, 2018, any company doing business in the European Union must comply with these guidelines that unify data protection protocols for all individuals in the EU.
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.
This month's M&A Deal Forecaster spotlights China deal-making, notes banking's ranking rise from 4th to 1st and sees healthcare drop from 1st to 5th.
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.
Merrill Corporation is excited to sponsor the 36th Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis on November 13-14, 2017.
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Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters once again bring you the latest APAC & Japan M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.
The SEC is increasingly using structured data to assess risk and detect potential fraud.
There is no audit requirement for XBRL tagged financial statements filed with the SEC. Is it a problem to have no independent assurance on company-provided financial information that’s being used for analysis and investment purposes?
The GDPR is widely considered to be the most comprehensive reform developed in the last 30 years for the protection of personal data. Discover how it impacts due diligence in this exclusive Merrill white paper.
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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.
October is a great time to jump back in to your 508-accessibility plan ensure that the rest of your marketing and support materials are complete.
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.
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The SEC released final technical specifications for forms N-PORT and N-CEN and associated filing on September 11, 2017 as part of the EDGAR 17.3 implementation.
For October, we've noted new and continued activity in health care, transportation services and media, with an uptick in year-over-year activity in Asia Pacific. This market gets a closer look in our commentary.
If you want to feel good about what you do and why you do it, then know that you are making a difference with 504, 508 and 1557. You need to know these three pieces of Federal legislation support equal participation and accessibility to healthcare programs, services, and activities.
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.
In the first eight months of 2017, Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) saw 2,143 deals valued at a total of US$394.9bn, up 1.8% compared with the same period last year.
Inbound and outbound activity increased 386.6% and 505% respectively in remarkably slow eight months for Japan.
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.
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.
If you market to Medicare, Part D and cost plans, you are aware of the need to submit those materials through the Health Plan Management System (HPMS) for marketing oversight by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
On September 28th, Merrill Corporation hosted the webinar titled, "Executing Effective M&A: Opportunities in Technology.
The Merrill Health Insurance blog and newsroom is for everything important to mandated member communications.
Current Merrill Bridge™ users are invited to view this 1-hour, on-demand webinar that focuses on basic formatting in Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft® Word within the Bridge platform. This is the first of two webinars that progress in complexity from one webinar to the next.
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.
Mike Willis is the Assistant Director in the SEC’s Office of Structured Disclosure (OSD). Among other things, the OSD works on the design and implementation of technological processes and tools that support the SEC’s use of structured data, such as XBRL-tagged financial information.
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.
This month's M&A insider explores the global M&A market, including the North American trend of leading the way in global deal activity. Against this, there is the ever-present cloud of geopolitical uncertainties that is creating caution as dealmakers continue to pursue acquisitions.
The SEC is undergoing a crucial period of transition under Chair Jay Clayton, who was appointed by President Trump earlier this year. Unlike the previous chair, Mary Jo White, who is a former prosecutor and litigator, Mr. Clayton is a transactional lawyer. He is expected to focus more on improving the capital markets than on enforcement.
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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.
The September 2017 issue of Dimensions features a fresh interview with Mike Willis, assistant director, SEC Office of Structured Disclosure. Learn more about his thoughts about the SEC's commitment to XBRL, examples of how XBRL is proving beneficial to the SEC and more.
Merrill Corporation brings you the August 2017 league table for Asia Pacific and Japan M&A involvement. Produced in cooperation with Thomson Reuters.
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 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.
The September issue of M&A Deal Forecaster is here! Merrill Corporation's M&A Deal Forecaster shares unique M&A insights based on Merrill's majority share of financial due diligence projects. This month, see the top growth industries in deal volume and take a deeper dive into Industrial Manufacturing - segment seeing a 22% increase in deal activity year-over-year.
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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.
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Take note if you’re involved with SEC XBRL financials: there’s a new document that provides guidance on structuring and tagging the statement of cash flows using the US GAAP taxonomy. The Statement of Cash Flows Guidance was produced by the XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) to reduce errors and improve consumption of XBRL data.
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Pent-up demand, sustained market strength and a solid IPO pipeline may lead to more IPO activity over the next year. A growing number of corporations, private equity firms and family offices aggressively seeking investment opportunities are shifting the landscape and creating a new approach to capital raising.
Learn how Merrill Connect technology and Merrill's expertise delivered value to a client that was in need of an ordering portal solution on a short timeline.
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.
Learn how a leading financial services firm utilized Merrill Connect to consolidate thousands of marketing assets into a single source of truth.
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.
Welcome to the half-year edition of Deal Drivers EMEA, published by Mergermarket in association with Merrill Corporation. This report provides an extensive review of M&A activity across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
For private equity and corporate development professionals, timing is a major factor in the success of a divestiture or acquisition. When engaging a potential partner or target, your ability to privately share relevant, accurate information and perform discreet analysis of the opportunity is essential.
The Deal Drivers Half Year report takes an in-depth look at M&A activity and data in North America and Latin America, as well as examine key trends that dealmakers expect to see in the second half of 2017.
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.
Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters have teamed up to give you July 2017’s top M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.
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The July issue of Dimensions featured an interview with Emil Efthimides, the regulatory monitor for the Global Data division at Bloomberg LP. He oversees the collection and delivery of financial-statement data for use by investors and financial analysts.
According to data from Mergermarket M&A volumes are down across Europe, but what does this mean for M&A in EMEA?
Discover our thoughts on M&A in EMEA, with insights from Mergermarket and our own Merrill data.
As part of our popular recent webinar "Executing Effective M&A: Opportunities in Oil & Gas", we polled close to 1,000 M&A and industry professionals for their thoughts and insights on activity and opportunities in the Oil & Gas sector.
Download your copy of the Q2 Pitchbook European Breakdown now to discover deal flow, exits and fundraising across Europe.
Both the SEC and the major providers of financial information - such as Bloomberg Global Data - are using XBRL-tagged financial-statement data. This reinforces the need for every filer to ensure that its XBRL tagging and structuring are accurate so investors will understand its financial story properly.
According to data from Mergermarket M&A volumes are down across Europe, but what does this mean for Turkish M&A?
Listen to Merlin Piscitelli, Head of Sales at Merrill Corporation shares his thoughts on M&A in Turkey, with insights from Merrill and Mergermarket data.
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.
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.
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.
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 Belgium M&A?
Take a look at our snapshot view highlighting the comparative volumes, values and sector performance for deals taking place in Belgium.
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