German media conglomerate Axel Springer [ETR:SPR] has caught the eye of KKR [NYSE:KKR]. With Axel Springer’s founding family supporting its bid, KKR has an easier route towards taking the target off the market. Activistmonitor editor William Mace and Mergermarket’s resident DACH expert Emma-Victoria Farr joined us to discuss what the deal could mean for Axel Springer’s future.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released research showing that in 1Q19, Spanish private equity continued to be active, with buyouts in the region reaching EUR3bn (18 deals), while exits reached EUR 2bn (7 deals), up from EUR 1.3bn and EUR 1.5bn for buyouts and exits, respectively in 4Q18.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has today released research showing how large cross-border deals fuelled the strongest opening quarter of inbound M&A (50 deals, EUR 7.7bn) since the financial crisis. The data was announced at Mergermarket’s French M&A Executive Club 2019 held in Paris on 16 May.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, alongside White & Case note that TMT will be the most appealing sector in Israel this year, according to 90% of respondents in a survey of senior-level executives at Israel-based companies and private equity firms.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released research showing that M&A targeting MENA in 2019 has already surpassed all annual totals following the USD 70.4bn Saudi Aramco-SABIC megamerger – the second largest M&A deal globally so far this year.
Brazilians head to the polls again on Sunday to decide who will run the country for the next four years during a second round that appears clearer than the divisive nature of those running for office, with extreme right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, expected to walk away winning.