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US M&A Roundup – Q1 2019

The M&A activities in the United States experienced an increase to USD 658.76B in Q1 from $472.5B in Q4, reflecting a 39.4% Q/Q increase, and a decrease from $815.28B in Q1 2018 due to greater market volatility, trade tension and the threat of Brexit. M&A Drivers A few drivers of M&A activity

Introduction to Hostile Takeovers and Unsolicited Bids

What is a Hostile Bid? Hostile takeovers happen when an acquiring entity looks to purchase a public company without the blessing of the Board of Directors or executive management. The would-be acquirer instead makes an offer for shareholders to tender their shares to them or starts a proxy fight to boot

Compiling a Buyers List in Investment Banking

Compiling a Buyers Universe When investment bankers are looking at an asset or a corporate for sale, the natural question is who buys it. This is part of the expertise that the investment banker provides in their services offering. At a large investment bank such as JP Morgan, there are large, dedicated

Canadian M&A Roundup Q3 2018

Canadian M&A has seen a sharp increase in activity in the third quarter of 2018 with $152.4B in announced deals, an increase of 63.6% from Q3 2017 and 21.8% from Q2 2018. M&A Drivers Hostile bids Consolidation in mining Beverage companies entering the cannabis space Hostile Bids According to Reuters and data from

Bid Pricing Strategy: Part II

Certain bid pricing considerations were discussed in a previous post, illustrating what a financial advisor or investment banker would look at for a bid for a private company. Here, we look at other considerations. The bid price is just one of several things that the seller and their financial advisor will consider

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