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Mideast M&A activity drops 15pc in Q1

Middle Eastern merger and acquisition activity recorded $5.7 billion in the first quarter, 15 per cent less than the $6.8 billion during the same period last year, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent in

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Mideast-Chinese M&A activity soars

Chinese outbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to the Middle East increased over the first half of last year as local investors became increasingly confident about overseas prospects, said a report. The fifth edition of the D

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Global M&A values hit record high in 2013

The value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rose in 2013 to the highest level recorded since 2009, with the improvement coming after the volume fell back to its lowest point since 2008, a report said. In total, there we

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UAE among 20 most attractive countries for M&A

The UAE has gained eight places over the last five years and is currently ranked as the 19th most attractive country for M&A (merger & acquisition) activity, a report said. Advancements in technological development are res

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M&A activity hits $27bn in Mena

The mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Mena region has reached $27 billion year-to-day, its highest since 2001, said a senior executive. Speaking at the Middle East Banking Forum today (November 26) in Dubai, Husam

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Ahli United eyeing acquisitions across region

Bahrain-based Ahli United Bank (AUB) is looking for acquisitions in its existing markets and in new ones as it tries to build a network across the Middle East, its chief executive said. Its desire to expand across borders reflects

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Qatar Holding picks ex-BofA banker for senior M&A role

Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Gulf state's sovereign wealth fund, has hired former Bank of America Merrill Lynch employee Michael Cho to take a senior role in its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team. Cho, who wa

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Mideast debt issuance surges 40pc to $26bn

Debt issuance in the Middle East reached $26 billion during the first half of the year, a 40 per cent increase over the same period last year, a report said. Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached $356.6 million while equity iss

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Target shortage feeds desperate Mideast telco M&A

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own) A scarcity of takeover targets is feeding a desperate scramble in Middle East telecoms M&A. Bahrain's incumbent operator Batelco is eyei

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ME investment banking fees tops $535m

Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached $536.1 million during 2012, a 19 per cent increase over 2011, a report said. Equity capital markets issuance reached $9.4 billion during 2012 while total debt issuance reached $38.6 b

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