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M&A and Corporate Activism

M&A Deal Activity Down for February, Spending Up
Consumer Durables, Non-Energy Minerals, Communications, and Government sectors saw the biggest activity increases.
FactSet Mergers Staff
on Mar 23, 2017
January M&A Activity Up 12.7% From December
In the U.S., January saw 1,086 announcements compared to 964 in December 2016.
FactSet Mergers Staff
on Feb 27, 2017
Lessons From the Kraft Heinz-Unilever Merger that Wasn't
Just like that, Kraft Heinz-Unilever became the Keyser Söze of mega-deals, but there are still interesting points to be...
Bryan Adams
on Feb 21, 2017
2016 Middle East M&A Review
A look at Middle Eastern M&A activity and deal value in 2016.
Houda Bouhayat
on Feb 10, 2017
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Top Advisors in Activist Situations in 2016
A look at the financial advisors, legal advisors, and proxy solicitors most active in activism for 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Feb 8, 2017
First-Time Activists Increase Presence in 2016
A changing roster of activists launched 319 high impact campaigns against U.S. incorporated companies,
Andrew Birstingl
on Feb 1, 2017
2017 off to Slow Start For M&A
The first week of January 2017 was the second worst start to the year for global M&A activity in the last 20 years.
Bryan Adams
on Jan 12, 2017
Webcast: Analyzing Trends in Shareholder Activism
Learn how changing currents have shaped shareholder activism and corporate governance over the past year.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 14, 2016
2016 Shareholder Activism Trends
As a preview to our live webcast, we uncover the events that defined shareholder activism in 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 12, 2016
2016 Surprises, 2017 Predictions for M&A
We review the biggest M&A surprises of the year and predict the M&A trends of 2017.
Bryan Adams
on Dec 8, 2016
M&A Spending up in October Despite Dip in Deal Volume
U.S. M&A deal activity dropped 8.1% in October while aggregate M&A spending increased.
FactSet Mergers Staff
on Dec 5, 2016
M&A Activity in the Aftermath of U.S. Elections
We compare the last five election cycles to see if there is any insight into what we can expect for mergers and acquisitions in...
Bryan Adams
on Nov 28, 2016

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