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Mergers and Acquisitions

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...

Artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing provide excellent opportunities for investment firms, consultants and companies looking to acquire or be acquired. A business application with the ability to reason through data and establish the relationships that connect data sets is a...

Yahoo, once a pioneering titan of the digital era, has long since fallen from its lofty position. The lengthy saga appears to be ending with its sale to Verizon for a meager $4.8 billion, a far cry from the $125 billion...

The numbers don’t lie: the activist investors are coming, whether you like it or not. In the first half of 2016, 463 companies worldwide were the subject of activist demands looking to shake up a board of directors or pivot a...

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...

The ink has hardly dried on Tencent Holdings, China’s largest online gaming and social networking company’s, $8.6 billion deal with Finnish mobile game maker Supercell Oy yet some are calling it the shape of things to come: a market ripe for...

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...

When it comes to selling a business, the there are three major factors that can kill a deal after the letter of intent (LOI) stage, or materially change the terms of the deal. They are: Deterioration of business post LOI and...

Firmex recently released a study with Mergermarket on the state of North American mid-market M&A. As Forbes noted in a response piece, it showed that deal flow is down but there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for the future in...

This year has been a roller coaster for mergers and acquisitions, with record mega deals on the one hand and slumping North American deal flow on the other. To kick off our review of 2015, we looked at the top 5...