The Dealreporter team discuss Vantiv's bid for Worldpay and ECM activity in Europe, including Deutsche Bank, Allied Irish Bank, Santander, Delivery Hero, Just Eat and Saudi Aramco. With Julie-Anna Needham, Samantha Tomaszczyk and John West.
In geopolitical terms, there has been nothing to compare with 2016 since the end of the Cold War. Neither Brexit nor the election of President Trump was expected. The potential impact of either event, let alone both, could reasonably be anticipated to have given rise to inertia, confusion and uncertainty. In fact, M&A has been remarkably robust.
In November 2016, Lindorff and Intrum Justitia announced their intention to combine and create the industry leading provider of credit management services ("CMS"). The transaction is valued at SEK 39.1bn. It is subject to the approval of EU regulatory authorities and is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2017.
Looking beyond the regulatory requirements for public M&A, Leonard Lvounich From SIG sat down with Catherine Ford, Editor-at-large, mergermarket after their panel to discuss his experiences of communicating deals to managers, employees, suppliers and the press