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2021 Insights: Corporate

US M&A Outlook: Rebounding Market Fuels Optimism for Deal Activity in 2021 - The U.S. M&A market faced unprecedented challenges in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealmaking returned in full force by the end of...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Global Private Equity/M&A Survey 2021: Opportunities Ahead

Welcome to the Akin Gump Global Private Equity/M&A Survey 2021: Opportunities Ahead. The last 12 months have been hugely challenging for dealmakers around the world but, after an initial period of disruption following...more

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US M&A Outlook: Rebounding Market Fuels Optimism for Deal Activity in 2021

After nearly a decade of growth, global M&A activity in the first quarter of 2020 was down 39.1% by deal value year over year — comparable to levels seen in the first quarter of 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis. The...more

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Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium: New Factors in the Mix: Diligence in the Time of COVID-19

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Navigating the ever-changing global life sciences deal landscape has become more challenging in the post-pandemic world. Conducting virtual inspections and examining security and privacy risks for remote working and new...more

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Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium: As the Dust Settles: Post-Election Update and Impact on the Life Sciences Industry

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How will the election affect life sciences in 2021 and beyond? What’s ahead for the regulatory and policy environment? In this session, our elite group of policy analysts reviewed the election results and the far-reaching...more

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Mind the Gap: Strategies for Addressing the Valuation Gap in European M&A Deals During and After COVID-19

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In a climate where there are so many unknown factors challenging valuation methodologies, we explore a number of mechanisms that European dealmakers may consider during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in order to bridge...more

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Vietnamese M&A ticks higher despite global turbulence

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M&A in Vietnam surged in Q3, thanks to an economy that has proved resilient in the face of a global pandemic - M&A in Vietnam has been remarkably robust in 2020. The total volume of deals over the first three quarters of...more

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Infrastructure M&A remains robust despite COVID uncertainty

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The energy transition and a growing need for efficient digital infrastructure are two trends fueling infrastructure dealmaking in 2020 - In a year that has seen global M&A activity drop significantly, M&A within the...more

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Israel M&A tracks global deal downturn in wake of crisis - Deal activity fell dramatically in 2020, but Q3 shows signs of recovery

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Global dealmaking slowed dramatically in 2020, as the world grappled with the health, economic and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns hobbled economies across the globe, driving deal value and volume...more

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Israel M&A tracks global deal downturn in wake of crisis

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Deal activity fell dramatically in 2020, but Q3 shows signs of recovery - Global dealmaking slowed dramatically in 2020, as the world grappled with the health, economic and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic....more

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Chemicals and materials deals down from 2019 highs but recovery is on the way

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While COVID shut the window on deals in H1 2020, Q3 saw a revival that augurs well for the rest of the year and beyond. In recent years, global M&A in the chemicals and materials sector has been breaking new records. Last...more

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Global M&A stages rebound in Q3 2020

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After deal activity stagnated in H1, the third quarter offers some hope for dealmakers, as deal volume and value surpass Q3 2019. A total of US$896.3 billion in M&A deals transacted in the third quarter—an impressive 141%...more

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Global PE value fueled by exits in Q3

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A series of exit megadeals doubled the value recorded in Q3 2019, while global buyout activity lost momentum, growing more modestly in the third quarter. Global PE activity in Q3 reflected an unpredictable year for...more

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US dealmakers expect uptick in M&A, but no swift return to pre-crisis levels

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A majority of dealmakers say their companies are focused on defense or survival, but about a quarter are actively pursuing growth. According to Mergermarket, the value of US M&A in the second quarter of 2020 was lower...more

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Software M&A shows resilience in challenging market

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While not unscathed by the ongoing pandemic, software deals are proving to be resilient to the effects of lockdown... The performance of software M&A in 2020 is indicative of a sector insulated from the worst effects of a...more

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Spanish dealmaking defies health and economic crisis

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While Spain's recession is expected to be among the deepest on the continent, the nation has remained one of the most attractive deal destinations in Europe for PE and M&A....more

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UK Public M&A Update — H1 2020

In this update, we consider key statistics, trends, developments and highlights regarding U.K. public M&A transactions governed by the U.K. City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Takeover Code) that were announced during the...more

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Chinese M&A bounces back in Q2 - A surge of interest from inbound investors drives recovery after a sharp fall in Q1

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The COVID-19 pandemic hit Chinese M&A hard in Q1, but the second quarter has already witnessed a remarkable recovery with a total of 434 deals announced—an increase of 56% on Q1. Value also rebounded strongly, with deals...more

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CFIUS Releases 2019 Annual Report to Congress

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Key Takeaways - - On July 31, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department, as chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”), published its Annual Report to Congress on all notices...more

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ESG takes center stage amid economic crisis and social unrest

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Strong ESG credentials and long-term plans to improve their relationship with society and the environment are increasingly important to ensure companies’ access to capital. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters...more

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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - July 2020: Payments

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Financial Institutions M&A sector trends: Payments — H1 2020 and outlook for H2 2020. Lockdown utilisation levels encourage cross-border operators to scale-up and private equity investors to pile-in....more

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Vital Signs: Digital Health Law Update | Summer 2020

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Note From the Editors - With this Summer 2020 issue of Vital Signs, we take a moment to again applaud the remarkable actions of all the health care and life science organizations around the globe working tirelessly on our...more

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FDI Regimes - The impact of COVID-19 on deal-making

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FDI restrictions have been on the political agenda in Europe and further afield for at least the past year, and following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the changed economic landscape, the approach in jurisdictions across the...more

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Global M&A value collapses to record lows in Q2 2020

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, global M&A value dropped to the lowest half-yearly total since H1 2010. The first six months of 2020 has registered a massive drop in M&A activity. The total value of deals announced in...more

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Global PE buyout activity stays relatively robust in H1

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, total buyout volume in the first half of 2020 dropped 23% annually, while value fell 30%—less than half the rate of decline of overall M&A. Private equity buyout activity, especially primary...more

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