Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

When Deals Fall Apart The health insurance sector’s M&A market has been dealt some large blows as of late, as two enormous deals fell through – the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna and the one between Aetna and Humana have both...

Will Trump usher in the age of mega mergers? Deserved or not, U.S. President Donald Trump has made himself synonymous with deal making. But as to whether or not Trump will usher in the age of mega mergers is about as calculable...

Earlier this month, it was announced that advertising technology firm TubeMogul would be acquired by Adobe for $540 million in cash tender offer. We were lucky enough to chat with one of the engineers at TubeMogul and get an employee’s perspective...

Recently, Firmex and Divestopedia reported on a jointly conducted survey that looked into the M&A fee structures. As there is little public data on this topic, the results shone a light into a traditionally opaque space within the market. Choosing the right...

Top 4 Things Haunting the Deal Market Today Halloween is just around the corner and people everywhere are outfitting their homes with scary decorations to frighten passersby and trick-or-treaters on October 31st. It seems as if the markets have taken the Halloween...

In the latest Mergermarket report, several industry experts mentioned their deal flows in mid-market areas have been strong. This flies in the face of the large number of reports that M&A activity has been having a rough time this year. One...

When Horizon Pharma PLC bought Crealta Holdings LLC for US$510 million in January, it took only six weeks to merge Crealta's financial information into the biopharmaceutical company's back-end software.  In the past, that same integration could have taken a year or...

  It’s no secret that biotech has been one of hottest sectors regarding dealmaking this year: Pfizer bought an antibiotics arm of AstraZeneca for $1.5 billion earlier this year and recently acquired Medivation for $14 billion. Danaher, a US-based industrial conglomerate, bought...

Information about M&A advisory fees is surprisingly difficult to find. In an attempt to create more transparency around this issue we're working with our partners at Divestopedia. The survey has closed and we are currently analyzing results.  We anticipate our report to...

Could Brad Pitt and George Clooney have robbed Andy Garcia blind (and stolen his girl) in Ocean’s 11 without help from Casey Affleck’s fake moustache? Probably not. Could Cameron Diaz have taken down the baddies in Charlie’s Angels without some help...