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    Global M&A Financial Advisory Review 2021 Q3

    Refinitiv have published their latest Global M&A Financial Advisory Review and Emerging Markets M&A Financial Advisory Review for the first nine months of 2021. Relied upon by the financial deal makers around the world, Refinitiv provide the most widespread resource available for M&A and Capital Market transactions insights and analytics....

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    H1 2021 experiences record breaking M&A activity

    With a surge recorded in both the volumes and total deal values in the UK as well as global transactions in the first 6 months of 2021, confidence has returned amongst acquirers as the M&A industry has demonstrated a buoyant environment post pandemic. This is reinforced by the record-breaking number...

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    Capital Gains Tax/ Business Asset Disposal Relief: What does this mean for sellers?

    Business Asset Disposal Relief, formerly known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief, is a tax release that the seller of a business can benefit from on sale. This incentive was set up by the UK government to encourage entrepreneurs to create new and innovative businesses and nurture them to success, then reward them...

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    M&A within the financial services sector H1 2019

    Reflecting on the first six months of 2019, the financial services sector has been the most active industry in terms of M&A activity. According to Experian, an increasing number of shares highlighted that the financial sector saw a year-on-year increase in deal activity and also remained the most fruitful source...

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    Mergers & Acquisitions in April 2018

    In terms of M&A activity, April 2018 saw an impressive total of 170 deals. We looked at some of the most interesting, high value deals over the past month, which saw combined, disclosed values of over £45.5bn.   A familiar household name involved in acquisitions this month was Waterstones Booksellers...

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    The most acquisitive companies of 2017 so far

    Global M&A activity has remained high in 2017, with deal volumes being largely driven by international organisations that have acquired multiple companies. This trend has been prevalent across a number of industry sectors, and in this article, we will take a deeper look at three of the most active buyers...

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    A round up of UK M&A in the first quarter of 2017

    After a significantly active 2016, the 2017 M&A market has gotten off to a positive start. The first quarter alone has witnessed 479 deals involving UK target companies, generating total disclosed values of £24.6bn, according to company deals database, Zephyr.   The most valuable deal completed during this time was...

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    A Round Up of M&A in 2016

    The UK M&A industry confirmed its resilience in 2016, as, despite changes to the economy and political landscape, deal volumes within the mid-market were significantly higher than those witnessed in 2015.   Zephyr, the online company deals database, reports that 2016 saw thousands of completed acquisitions of UK target companies,...

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    Why will 2017 be a good time to sell?

    The past few years have seen an extremely active M&A marketplace, alongside record numbers of deal completions.  The high levels of M&A activity seen in recent years are a good indication that buyers are showing an increasing desire for company acquisitions.   A number of reputable sources have predicted that...

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    Mergers & Acquisitions in October 2016

    October 2016 was particularly active within the M&A market, with 211 deals completed during the month, according to online deals database, Zephyr.   This month witnessed the much anticipated completion of the acquisition of Dutch company Koninklijke N.V., otherwise known as household name Philips, by Japan based brewery and soft...

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