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logo Amy-Jo Crowley Head of TMT, EMEA, Mergermarket

Technology race supports strong M&A pipeline amid lack of megadeals

A lack of megadeals compared to the year prior caused European TMT M&A activity to decline by 36.3% in value in 2019 to EUR 108.4bn, according to Mergermarket data. Based on deal volume, however, the region hit a record high notching up a total of 1,413 TMT deals in 2019 compared to 1,338 in 2018.

Dealcast: KKR’s play for Axel Springer

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.

logo Matt O'Brien Content Editor, Acuris Studios (moderator)

Asset Managers Pursue Growth Strategies As Competition, Fee Compression Affect Revenues

Last Thursday at Mergermarket’s annual Financial Services Forum in NYC, several speakers from major financial institutions identified emerging markets, private credit and fintech as major growth areas for traditional and alternative asset managers. 

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