This session compared the common approaches in the region of running an M&A process against other international markets, including the key management tools for buying or selling a business in the MENA region. Panellists were asked to comment on the corporate governance, management, disclosure, valuation and due diligence standards the region’s industry should set as a benchmark including:
With 13 deals worth US$ 1.5bn announced, M&A activity targeting the Middle East (excl. Israel) during Q1 2016 experienced a 39.7% by value compared to Q1 2015 (13 deals, US$ 2.5bn), despite deal count remaining consistent.
Will 2016 be a vintage year for private equity exits? Private equity funds will consider favoured exit routes in the current environment and running sale processes, including the return of the dual track. With good targets now going through secondary or tertiary buyouts, how do funds incentivise management?
A panel of bankers and corporates sat down at the Mergermaket Germany Forum to discuss the outlook for their sectors and companies and the M&A drivers that will play in delivering growth. Here's what they said...
The panel examined what kind of request makes for a "bank story" vs a “unitranche story”. What projects can banks support and which are more challenging? Which sectors present a more difficult risk profile for credit committees and why? Borrowers and lenders offer their perspectives on raising debt; can the hausbank still be relied upon for all funding requirements? Which projects or strategies have been challenging to finance through relationship banks?