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The mega-deal between German energy giants E.ON and RWE doesn’t just shake up the UK’s energy sector, it props up a shift towards renewables which could fuel a new wave of mergers and acquisitions in the mid-market. E.ON, Germany’s biggest investor in...

Sequoia Capital recently announced their intentions to raise $8 billion for a new fund to invest in tech. The VC firm, most famous for its early backing of Google, is on the record as saying they need a “bigger war chest”...

Back in 2007, the Houston Rockets were testing a mathematical model to assess potential draft picks. That year, the model favored a young player named Marc Gasol, a seven-foot-one center. As it happened, a shirtless photo of Marc circulated amongst the...

M&A activity in Japan appears to have picked up in recent months – some of the most notable transactions include a consortium buying Toshiba, KKR’s purchase of Calsonic, and Bain’s rumored winning bid for Takata, among many others. At first glance,...

In the world of M&A, few topics are as important or as vexing as valuation. Firmex and MergerMarket interviewed 25 mid-market M&A dealmakers in North America about the human biases and intangibles that impact how an asset is valued, and the most common valuation blunders.

Firmex recently released its annual M&A Fee Guide 2017 report prepared in conjunction with Divestopedia. The DealRoom sat down with John Carvalho, President of Divestopedia, to discuss why this new research is relevant to investment bankers and M&A advisors. Information about M&A...

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...

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...