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European dealmakers are reaping the benefit of the United States’ trade war with China. While the volume of global merger and acquisitions slipped for the first time since 2010, according to research from Mergermarket, Chinese bids for European companies skyrocketed 81.7...

In his new book, The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers, Brent Beshore, founder and CEO of adventur.es, takes what he’s learned through years of experience buying small and midsize businesses to write the ultimate insider’s...

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...

People still love to go to the movies. United States box office revenue hit $11 billion in mid-December, making 2018 a record-breaking year. With back-to-back growth amidst peak TV hits on streaming services, analysts suspect streaming won’t be killing off the...

Marriott International’s acknowledgment that hackers had stolen records for more than 500 million customers over the past four years highlights the risk of exposure to cyberthreats during mergers. The data breach, which started in 2014, superseded the Marriott and Starwood merger,...

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...

McKinsey’s annual Private Markets Report for 2017 showed Private Equity firms that raised over $5 billion for buyout funds had grown by a stunning 93% in 2017, climbing to a total of $173.7 billion of fundraising. These so-called “megafunds” are reshaping...

It’s no secret that e-commerce is a hot space today – recent retail sales data out of the US shows the space experiencing double-digit growth, year over year, a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster data release. In a fast-paced, winner-take-all...

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.