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Global M&A hits seven-year high at $3.27 trillion

Chief executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highest annual level since 2007. Global

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M&A deal activity rises 17pc in Mena

Mergers and acquisitions deal activity in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region increased 17 per cent in the third quarter of the year, according to a recent report.
 
 EY's latest Mena Capital Confidence Barometer (CC

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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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