MENA (Middle East and North Africa) M&A may find support from smaller deals in facilities management and utilities space ahead of EXPO 2020 in Dubai, along with infrastructure asset deals as governments plan to monetise them, dealmakers toldMergermarket.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has today released research showing that Saudi Arabia saw a jump in M&A volume and value (14deals worth USD 72.6bn) during the first half of 2019, due to the blockbuster USD 70bn SABIC deal announced in 1Q19, the region’s highest value deal on record and the second largest industrials and chemicals deal globally.
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.
Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, last night announced the winners of its fourth annual Middle East & North Africa Awards, recognising the top law firms, investment banks and corporate finance advisors.
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Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released research showing that in 2018 the MENA region experienced a significant spike in deal value, reaching USD 26.76 billion, compared with USD 15.86 billion in 2017 – an increase of 68.7%.
A spate of privatisations across Arab nations provided a backdrop to an otherwise muted year of mergers and acquisitions within MENA as the region reached USD 24.2bn across 118 deals. Mergermarket discusses drivers expected to guide M&A throughout 2019.