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Jul 14, 2016

What does Brexit and election year uncertainty mean for m&a? Our July 2016 M&A Market Update

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The report that follows HERE is our latest update on m&a values and trends in the dozen+ sectors of the information technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead. It’s too soon to tell how the consternation in the political world will affect this industry. High levels of liquidity and low interest rates help a lot, but uncertainty doesn’t. And while our sector remains fairly hot – see the report – overall m&a volume and value was clearly down in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of 2015. Last year, m&a was torrid – with 39 mega deals valued at $10bn or more in the second half alone. So it’s not shocking to see overall m&a values and volume fall off a bit. Political consternation is a concern, however.

Wall Street and American Flags, depicting the U.S. Stock Market

Feb 10, 2016

Continued M&A Strength in Spite of the Political Circus, Limping Economy and Stock Market Volatility

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This month’s M&A Market Update follows presents a fairly strong picture of the m&a market in the dozen plus sectors that we follow and sometimes lead. It’s comforting to know that some markets are solid while the global economy as well as the global stock, bond and commodities markets largely seem to muddle along: more down than up lately.

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