JPMorgan Chase CEO Says Let’s Make a Deal to Competitors

2020-12-22T21:26:54+00:00December 15th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Jamie Dimon, recently reminded the world that he and his bank are in acquisition mode. “If you’ve got brilliant ideas, give me a call,” Dimon, the chief executive officer of the biggest U.S. bank, said at a conference Tuesday. “Bring us your idea. [...]

Hospice Provider Says Coronavirus M&A “Pause” Over

2020-12-11T17:46:17+00:00December 10th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

On a recent Q3 earnings call, Addus HomeCare Corporation in a sense stated that its “short pause” on M&A activity was now over. And to prove it, the hospice company open its wallet to make a purchase. The Texas-based provider announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Queen City [...]

Tender Offers: How They Work and Key Regulations

2020-12-02T22:32:50+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Investors in the stock market will likely have heard the phrase “tender offers” come up at least once before. A tender offer is a public takeover bid made by an individual, group, or business that seeks to acquire a particular amount of a given company’s stock. The offer can be [...]

Salesforce Negotiates to Acquire Slack Causing Shares to Skyrocket

2020-12-01T21:00:07+00:00December 1st, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Shares of Slack skyrocketed after word leaked out that Salesforce was in discussions to acquire the company. If the deal is completed, it would be Salesforce’s biggest to date. The transaction would join the business software behemoth with the channel-based messaging platform that could take the place of office email.Or [...]

M&A Activity Picks Up Amidst COVID Vaccine News, US Election

2020-11-30T07:09:15+00:00November 24th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Positive news of the successful trials of three COVID-19 vaccines and the results of the election in the U.S. in early November have encouraged M&A activity. Global dealmakers are revisiting proposed M&A activity to consider larger transactions, according to bankers and legal advisers interviewed by the Financial Times. Statistics show [...]

Legal Services Provider Epiq Acquires Hyperion Global Partners

2020-11-25T21:46:43+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Epiq, a New York-based legal services provider, recently announced the acquisition of legal operations adviser Hyperion.Observers acknowledge a trend in the legal industry toward reducing costs and finding efficiencies in legal operations.The Hyperion deal includes its legal operations advisory practice as well as Hyperion Research. Hyperior Research is the analyst-driven [...]

Streetwear M&A Dealing: VF Corp. Acquires Supreme Brand

2020-11-23T18:31:15+00:00November 21st, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The United States and much of the world watched all M&A activity grind to a halt during the first months of the coronavirus. The uncertainty of the US elections also slowed down the M&A market. Nevertheless, some notable deals did take place in certain sectors, including in streetwear. VF Corp. [...]

SPACs: Should Your Company Use One to Go Public?

2020-11-21T18:35:21+00:00November 20th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The year 2020 has been a record-setting year for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also referred to as blank-check companies. SPAC IPOs have raised more than $62 billion in 169 IPOs so far this year. SPACs are not a new concept. In fact, the concept has been around since the [...]

United Kingdom Says it Will Now Examine M&A Deals

2020-11-25T21:43:05+00:00November 18th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the government will vet M&A deals in the tech sector (and other areas) to make certain no unwelcome threats sneak into the United Kingdom’s fragile economy.National Security and Investment Bill Johnson’s administration is introducing the National Security and Investment Bill. The [...]

Banking M&A Headed for Big Bounce, Say Analysts

2020-11-17T21:41:28+00:00November 17th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

There’s going to be a dramatic increase in merger and acquisition activity in the American banking sector, according to a recent report from investment manager FJ Capital. Research shows that community and regional bank M&A has already recovered more rapidly than anticipated, says FJ Capital. The investment manager expects recovery [...]

Tech Sector M&A Activity Continues at a Strong Pace

2020-11-16T20:59:27+00:00November 13th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, tech sector merger and acquisition activity continues. In fact, notable M&A has taken place in Seattle. General Microsystems Acquisitions The Bellevue, Washington-based IT firm General Microsystems merged with two Phoenix-based IT firms in August: nVision Networking and Extreme Integration. This tech sector [...]

Dunkin’ Brands to Sell Itself to Inspire Brands in $11.3 Billion Deal

2020-11-30T06:27:04+00:00November 12th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Dunkin' Brands Group, the world's leading baked goods and coffee chain that serves more than three million customers daily, and the parent of Dunkin’ and Dunkin’ Doughnuts, recently confirmed that it struck a deal to sell itself to Inspire Brands. The Dunkin' deal comes only two years after its founding. [...]

Insurance Agency Mergers and Acquisitions Increase in Q3

2020-11-18T23:48:47+00:00November 9th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Research showed 170 announced insurance agency mergers and acquisitions during the third quarter of this year. This compares with just a few more (173) for the same period in 2019. The data comes from a report from consulting firm OPTIS Partners. OPTIS is an investment banking and financial consulting firm [...]

Oil and Gas Industry Tries to Gain Ground Against Pandemic

2020-11-06T22:25:29+00:00November 6th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The once all-powerful oil and gas industry is spinning its wheels. It is trying intensely to survive the COVID-19 pandemic that has dramatically decreased the demand for its products. Many outfits have reduced their drilling operations, laid off workers, and written off assets. Per the New York Times, some players [...]

Senior Housing and Care M&A Activity Down Because of Pandemic

2020-11-05T05:17:37+00:00November 4th, 2020|Mergers & Acquisitions|

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on senior housing and care M&A activity. When compared with 2019, it is especially dramatic, as numerous buyers were in the space looking for acquisitions. Third Quarter Results Irving Levin Associates reported 58 announced deals totaling $1.48 billion in transaction volume in [...]

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

2020-10-28T22:23:38+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 [...]

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

2020-10-29T22:12:53+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-19 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 [...]

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