WORLDWIDE M&A, net competing bids, has increased 48% compared to YTD 2013
Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$166.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014 – a 2.6% increase year-on-year.
Worldwide M&A Up 36% Net Of Competing Bids; Number Of Deals Falls To Decade Low
EMEA Announced M&A Increases 33% Net of Competing Bids for SFR | Telecommunications Highest Valued Sector | Financial Sponsor Activity Rises
Any UK involvement announced deals.
Worldwide M&A Up 35% Net Competing Bids; Slowest Year by Number of Deals Since 2003
Bankers working on Vodafone's $10bn deal to buy Spain's Ono could pocket up to $62m in advisory fees, according to an industry estimate, the latest windfall for dealmakers in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors.
Germany ECM activity totals $5.0 billion for YTD 2014, up 55% compared to a year ago
Honeywell CEO David Cote also reaffirmed the company's first quarter and full-year 2014 outlook-in a CNBC interview Wednesday, ahead of the company's investor conference.
Dealmaking has kicked off again, with the level of mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 almost at the pre-financial crisis levels of 2007.