Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Last month, Warren Buffett’s bid for Oncor, a utility company based in Texas, fell through. This marks the second public failure for the Oracle of Omaha in clinching a large deal this year, the first being when the Unilever takeover by...
Valitas Canadian M&A Market Recap

This infographic from Valitas Capital Partners provides a snapshot view of M&A activity in the Canadian market for the week ended August 18, 2017. Thirty-six Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 2.7% higher than...

It’s looking like a fiery year for global cross-border deal-making. Acquirers have proposed or announced a staggering 5,041 cross-border deals already this year at a value of $1.17 trillion according to data from Bloomberg Law. That number is already higher than...

The Saga of Toshiba The story of the rise and now very dramatic fall of Toshiba is a soap opera. The Japanese company is an enormous conglomerate, an industrial titan with its fingers in everything from computers to home appliances to involvement...

Last month, Bloomberg reported that the company that makes Havaianas flip flops may end up for sale by its parent company J&F Investimentos SA. Their major shareholders are at the heart of a bribery scandal and the company is running the...
Energy M&A in 2017

North America’s energy sector is witnessing increased interest from private equity firms, a decline in foreign buyers, and an IPO market in the midst of a rebound, according to Surging Ahead: Energy M&A in 2017, a new report prepared by Firmex...

When Yahoo came clean on its back-to-back data breaches last year, Verizon had some soul-searching to do: Would it toss its hands up and walk away from the $4.83 billion deal, blow half a year studying the financial impact of the...

Update: The M&A fee survey is now closed, and the results from 470+ investment bankers and advisors have been published in the 2017 M&A Fee Guide now available.  Information about M&A advisory fees can be surprisingly difficult to track down. The lack of transparency...

It took barely a day for shots to fire after beloved North Carolina craft beer brand Wicked Weed’s sale to Budweiser-making multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev. Fiercely independent taprooms ditched Wicked Weed, drinkers spouted calls of treachery via social media and the NC...

Grupo Bimbo, one of Mexico’s largest baked goods manufacturers, announced on April 20 that they were actively looking to expand their presence in China and that their first step in doing so would be through acquisitions of local companies in the...