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Retail and consumer sector deals less pricey in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions in the global consumer and retail sectors in 2016 are likely to be characterised by lower valuations for small firms and reasonable values for riskier assets, after a string of mega deals in 2015, a report shows.

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Chemical M&A deal values rise 30pc to $110bn

Global chemical mergers and acquisitions deal values rose 30 per cent last year to $110 billion, a fourth straight annual increase, laying the ground for an all-time record spike this year, according to a report.  

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Mideast M&A value tops $56bn in 2015

The value of announced M&A transactions with any Middle Eastern involvement reached $56.2 billion during full year 2015, 13 per cent more than the value registered during the same period in 2014, an industry expert said. &ldqu

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Goldman reigns supreme in record M&A year

As iconic brands are snapped up and corporations merged and swallowed in a record-breaking whirl of deals, there has been one constant: Goldman Sachs Group. The Wall Street firm is once again top dog in the global M&A rankings

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M&A activity propels pharma outsourcing deals to $17bn

A drastic increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has propelled the value of pharmaceutical outsourcing deals to nearly $17.6 billion through October, from $9.9 billion last year.   It has put the

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ME boutiques seek to become fashionable M&A choice

Wealthy Gulf Arabs' love of boutiques doesn't just apply to fashion, but increasingly to their choice of financial advisers as well. Boutique advisory firms seem tailor-made for a region where personal ties are key, and wh

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Takeovers likely to continue in insurance sector

Merger and takeover activity is likely to continue in the coming months as (re)insurers increasingly seek ways to deploy capital and create scale against a backdrop of ongoing soft market conditions and weak investment returns, a report said.

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Mena M&A value rises 9pc to $8.9bn in Q1

Announced deal value in Mena increased to $8.9 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 from $8.2 billion during the same period last year, marking an increase of 9 per cent, a report said. In Q1 2015, 90 deals were announced as

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Savola tops MEA in consumer product sales

Savola, a multinational food group based in Saudi Arabia, recorded the biggest consumer product sales in the Middle East-Africa (MEA) region during the fiscal year ending June 2014, a report said. While Savola claimed the 111th ra

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Top 250 consumer products firms log $3trn sales

The world’s 250 largest consumer products companies generated sales of nearly $3.1 trillion in fiscal year ending June 2014, despite economic uncertainty, a report said. This resulted in an average company size of $12.3 bill

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