Taking the right chances
Regulatory reach is extending further, the price we might have to pay for growth is higher than ever and, economically, we’re still on uncertain ground. Is it all worth the risk?
adapt and evolve
Risk, as we once knew it, has changed. When a crisis hits, the pressure to respond is enormous. Companies need to be prepared.
We need to address Europe’s failing economic policy, argue Alistair Darling and Peter Bofinger.
The frenzied pace of US M&A in 2014 and 2015 calmed in the first half of 2016, returning the market to far more sustainable and familiar activity levels
Slow but steady sets the pace
The first half of 2016 was marked by declines in US M&A deal volumes and values, but there is potential for bigger deals in the second half of the year
Sector watch: Tech, pharma and energy
Once again, TMT tops the industry-specific M&A volume table, while PMB dominates the value field. The EMU sector is also prominent, with three large energy deals completed in Q1 2016
Fintech: Revolution and regulation
Interest in companies that
delivertechnological innovation in the industry has boomed in the last few years, throwing fintech into the mainstream
US M&A in figures
Charting the latest trends
Private equity: Searching for strategies
Buyout volume dropped 8.4 percent in H1 2016 year-on-year, although deal values increased from US$62.8 billion to US$74.2 billion in the same period
Conclusion: Politics, tech and plenty of capital
The conditions that have driven M&A around the world for the past two years have not fundamentally changed and so we expect a very busy second half
“During the crisis, everybody was looking at emerging markets, but now the US is looking like a good place to put money, as the underlying economy looks pretty stable.”
John Reiss, Global Head of M&A, White & Case
Slow but steady: US M&A H1 2016
Despite a slower first half, the underlying drivers of M&A activity remain strong