Banks Will Be Slow to Get Back into the M&A Game

2020-10-28T20:00:21+00:00October 28th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

M&A activity has really picked up its pace in the past month, with several mega deals being completed. However, don’t expect to see many major banks engaging in mergers and acquisitions because they’re still calculating the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic to look at potential deals anytime soon.The major lenders [...]

Twilio Segment Acquisition Might Make it an M&A Target

2020-10-27T20:00:18+00:00October 27th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Customer communications platform provider Twilio recently acquired CDP (Customer Data Platform) provider Segment.Twilio said that it will acquire Segment for an estimated $3.2 billion in Twilio Class A stock on a fully diluted and cash free, debt free basis. Segment will become a division of Twilio when the transaction closes [...]

Deutsche Bank Acquisition Likelihood Increases as Bank Falters

2020-10-21T08:03:11+00:00October 21st, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Deutsche Bank reported losses of $1.6 billion in the last three months of 2019. It cut staff but paid severances and wrote down the value of some assets. COVID-10 hasn’t made 2020 any better. CEO Christian Sewing recently said that he won’t rule out a takeover as early as 2021 [...]

Waste and Environmental Services Continued Strong 2020 M&A Activity

2020-10-19T21:20:24+00:00October 19th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Observers have seen a significant economic shift from the status quo across all industries. Of course, this is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those industries many have not considered is the waste industry. The drastic countrywide shutdowns have kept employees at home. As a result, [...]

Law Firms Encounter Slowdown in M&A Since Last Year

2020-10-15T20:00:26+00:00October 15th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

There were only 20 acquisitions and mergers among law firms during the third quarter nationwide, according to a report released by Altman Weil MergerLine.Q3 has Most Quarterly Transactions of 2020The three-month period that ended September 31st saw the most quarterly transactions among law firms so far this year. There were [...]

Shipping Industry, Long Asleep, is Awakening with M&A Acvitity

2020-10-14T21:58:45+00:00October 14th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The shipping industry usually sails along quietly in the world of mergers and acquisitions is making some waves as of late. The shipping industry—not a very active participant in MA—is acting more acquisitive in recent months. Pandemic Effects on Shipping Industry The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on [...]

Hospitals Engage in Mergers and Acquisitions to Stay Open

2020-10-13T21:49:20+00:00October 13th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) has released a study, Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions-Studying Successful Outcomes, in which BRG identified 127 hospital leaders involved with transactions in the past five years. At the time of the deals, each of these executives was in a C-suite role, clinical leadership, or serving as a [...]

Opendoor Digital Real Estate Platform to Go Public by SPAC

2020-10-13T17:45:36+00:00October 12th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions, Start Ups|

Opendoor is the online consumer real estate market startup that is revolutionizing the online consumer real estate market. Privately held, the eompany announced in mid-September that it plans to go public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). SPACs are also commonly known as blank-check companies. They are public entities [...]

Energy Companies Devon & WPX Announce Multi-Billion Dollar Merger

2020-10-23T17:41:52+00:00October 9th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Devon Energy Corp. has agreed to acquire WPX Energy Inc. in a $2.56 billion all-stock deal, according to multiple sources. In a press release, WPX Energy terms the deal “a merger of equals” and said it creates "a leading unconventional oil producer in the U.S.” The merger will create one [...]

China Biotech M&A Deals Nearly Double by Q2 of 2020

2020-10-07T22:09:28+00:00October 7th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

While the rest of the world has felt the negative effects of COVID-19, China biotechnology M&A transactions have nearly doubled this year. The main reason for this explosion is investors’ interest in capitalizing on the development of a cure for the coronavirus disease. From January to June of this year, [...]

Nestlé SA’s Active M&A Consistent with “A+” Rating, Fitch Says

2020-10-01T09:37:44+00:00September 28th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Fitch Ratings announced this week that Nestlé SA’s “intensified” M&A activity in 2020 confirms, in the credit rating agency’s opinion, that proceeds from asset divestments will be redeployed for “bolt-on” M&A, not debt repayment. Bolt-on acquisition refers to the purchase of smaller companies, usually in the same space that [...]

Sterile Injectable Drugs Segment Rises, Avadel Pharma Sells Portfolio

2020-09-28T06:32:40+00:00September 27th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Sterile Injectable Drugs Segment Rises, Avadel Pharma Sells PortfolioAvadel Pharmaceuticals, a global emerging biopharmaceutical company, sold its portfolio of sterile injectable drugs to Exela Sterile Medicines LLC for $42 million. The Avadel transaction closed on June 30, 2020. In accordance with the transaction terms, Avadel was paid $14.5 million on [...]

A “Super Sunday” for M&A Global Deal-Making

2020-10-01T23:31:12+00:00September 18th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

A “Super Sunday” for M&A for Global Deal-Making It was what can only be termed a “blockbuster” of a Super Sunday on September 13th as several notable deals were announced. The news of M&A activity stretched into Monday for the fastest start to a week for global deal-making in 2020. [...]

Cannabis Companies Are Ready for Mergers and Acquisitions

2020-09-07T08:28:58+00:00September 4th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Cannabis Companies Are Ready for Mergers and Acquisitions After nearly a year when there was almost no deal-making, cannabis companies are now readying themselves for M&A activity. That’s due to realistic stock valuations and the anticipated of continued legalization in the U.S. which attracts buyers to the cannabis industry—a [...]

Hyliion to Merge with Tortoise Acquisition as SPACs Rise in Popularity

2020-10-01T09:30:10+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Hyliion to Merge with Tortoise Acquisition as SPACs Rise in Popularity Hyliion, a company specializing in heavy duty electric-powered trucks, announced its merger with Tortoise Acquisition Corp, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) at the end of June. The deal is on schedule to close this fall. The Texas-based trucking [...]

B2B FinTech Space Shows M&A Activity to Secure Future Markets

2020-10-01T22:04:37+00:00August 31st, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

B2B FinTech Space Shows M&A Activity to Secure Future Markets Of course, headlines are full of the potential acquisition of TikTok by Microsoft, but there is plenty of merger activity beyond consumer-centric technology companies. There’s a good deal of market consolidation going on in B2B FinTech space, as organizations [...]

Honeywell Seeking Acquisition Targets Despite Decline in Revenue

2020-10-01T09:29:30+00:00August 28th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Honeywell Seeking Acquisition Targets Despite Decline in Revenue Even though the North Carolina-based conglomerate suffered a sharp decline in revenue in the second quarter and a decrease in demand in some business of its units because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Honeywell International still says it will use its liquidity [...]

Laboratory Services Industry Enjoys Plentiful M&A Deals

2020-09-07T08:14:03+00:00August 26th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Laboratory Services Industry Enjoys Plentiful M&A Deals Laboratory services businesses took part in five deals in Q1. This puts the sector on pace to close a similar number of deals to prior years. Kaufman Hall, a financial consultancy firm, published first-quarter data in a recent report, which looked at [...]

Fintech Acquisitions Focus of Payment Companies Visa and Mastercard

2020-09-01T00:58:42+00:00August 22nd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions, Tech Transactions & Licensing|

Fintech Acquisitions Focus of Payment Companies Visa and Mastercard Top payment companies Visa and Mastercard both made major fintech acquisitions in 2020. These fintech acquisitions are a sign that traditional financial institutions are embracing the need for technology-focused payment solutions. Visa’s Acquisition of Plaid Visa announced it is acquiring [...]

Packaged Food and Beverage M&A Activity Rebounds

2020-10-01T23:37:06+00:00August 14th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Packaged Food and Beverage M&A Activity Rebounds Undoubtedly, the global outbreak of the coronavirus has had a dramatic and negative impact on the daily lives of all people. COVID-19 has also had a significant effect M&A activity in the United States. Another outstanding year of M&A volume through February [...]

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