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Takers of the monthly Mergers and Acquisitions' survey show that they believe the Brexit, the financial hurdles in China, the uncertainty in the looming US presidential election and the global terrorist movements have deepened the hole where the M&A finds itself...

In a recent Merger Market report, the beginning of the year was described as a buyer’s market, and a reference was made to “unicorns”. When most people use this term, they’re referring either to a mythical mono-horned horse, or to private companies...
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When Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini testified before congress last fall arguing the case for merging with rival U.S.-based health insurer Humana, he singled out cultural fit as a key component of the merger. “Mergers and acquisitions are not just about efficiencies...
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Firmex and Mergermarket's recent quarterly report on mid-market M&A focused on the valuation gap between buyers and sellers. At first glance, a valuation gap seems perfectly natural – buyers want to avoid overpaying for a company and sellers, of course, want...
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This year, the public markets have been off to a shaky start: The month of January saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and DJIA fall off over 5%. This poor performance is expected to have a chilling effect on this year’s...
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View and download graphs in Shide Share Data security threats are becoming a larger and larger concern for businesses and their advisers, especially in the M&A and deal making space, but there's a lack of clarity on how...
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At the end of each year, Goldman Sachs compiles their favorite charts from their Thematic Research team and publishes them. These charts often capture interesting trends outside the more conventional research trends, covering topics that range from caloric consumption by gender...

A winning pitchbook couples quantitative facts with a strong narrative about the company. Private equity expert, Sumeet Shah, shares his pitchbook tips.

2015 was quite a year – from a meltdown in oil to a Greek (near) tragedy to interest rate liftoff, quiet moments were a rare thing. With most of it in the rear-view mirror, our sights turn to what 2016 will...

Last week, Firmex and Mergermarket released the 2016 Outlook edition of their quarterly newsletter on North American mid-market M&A. It featured a commentary piece by Tom Stewart, the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Here is his...