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After a solid year for dealmaking with the global value of mergers and acquisitions reaching highs not seen since 2015 despite a dip in volume, middle-market companies are starting to get antsy and plotting their moves for the months ahead. According to...

Ten years have passed since the fall of Lehman Brothers marked the beginning of the Financial Crisis, and the recovery has been considerable. The US economy is booming, stock markets are hitting new all-time highs, and confidence levels for both businesses...

Global dealmaking in the first half of 2018 reached $2.5 trillion, shattering previous records for the period. Mega-deals drove the 61 percent increase of dealmaking from the same time last year, with 81 announced transactions in 2018 above the $5 billion...

Market Update One hundred and eighty-seven Canadian M&A transactions closed in December. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.4% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.21 cents, ending the...

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...

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...

As of May 1, there are 244 days left in 2017. If you’re involved in M&A, you may be wondering what the remainder of the year has in store for you and your business, and how busy you’ll be. Firmex surveyed...

From an investment banking perspective, Vodafone India Ltd.’s $23 billion mega-merger with Idea Cellular Ltd., was a lopsided affair. On one side of the table, Vodafone, which will own 45.1 per cent of the company, tapped advice from six external advisors:...

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...

Despite a slight dip in Q3, it continues to be a strong year for worldwide M&A activity. Here's some highlights from Thomson Reuters latest Trends in Deal Making webinar.