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ME misses out on M&A boom as sellers hold out on prices

A global boom in mergers and acquisitions has largely bypassed the Middle East where regional deals are stalling as sellers refuse to budge on valuations despite a slumping oil price. While a flurry of big deals pushed global M&am

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ME misses out on M&A boom as sellers hold out on prices

A global boom in mergers and acquisitions has largely bypassed the Middle East where regional deals are stalling as sellers refuse to budge on valuations despite a slumping oil price. While a flurry of big deals pushed global M&am

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Mideast M&A value up 23pc to top $33bn

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions with any Middle Eastern involvement reached $33.7 billion during the first nine months of 2015, marking a 23 per cent year-on-year growth, said an industry expert. This

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Mideast M&A value jumps 152pc to $9.5bn in Q1

The value of Middle Eastern mergers and acquisitions (M&Ss) reached $9.5 billion during the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, marking a 152 per cent increase from the first three months of 2014 and the best annual start since 2012, a report said.

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Oil price slump: Firms to react with mergers

The intense pressure created by oil prices falling below $50 is challenging cash flows, to which companies are expected to respond with mergers and acquisitions and reshape the competitive landscape to their advantage, a report said.

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ME equity issuance surges 43pc to top $5bn

Middle Eastern equity and equity-related issuance during the first nine months of 2014 totalled $5.1 billion, a 43 per cent increase in activity from the $3.6 billion reached same period in 2013, a report said. The region’s

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NBAD appoints new mergers head

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), has appointed a new head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to work in the bank’s investment banking group (IBG) and expand its advisory activities. Michael Aissaoui joins NBAD from Société Général

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ME unrest 'to delay regional M&A deals'

Political unrest plaguing the Mena region will delay planned deals with activity seen flat versus last year, said Standard Chartered mergers and acquisitions executives. Ralf Pilarczyk, regional head of M&A, Standard Chartered Mena and

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Merger-acquisitions surge in Middle East

The Middle East was a hive of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2010 with more than 500 deals announced in the region, the most on record, according to Thomson Reuters 2010 Middle East Investment Banking Analysis. Thomson Reuter

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Islamic banking 'should look at M&A for growth'

Islamic banking, which has also been affected by the global financial crisis, should consider mergers and acquisitions as an avenue for sustained growth, said AT Kearney, the leading management consulting firm. The global financial crisis

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