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M&A and Corporate Activism

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
M&A Announcements Favor Mondays, Values Peak in October
A look at the seasonal trends in the volume and value of M&A deals.
Bryan Adams
on Nov 16, 2016
As Pound Weakens, Are More UK Companies M&A Targets?
The British pound is down 17% against the dollar post-Brexit.
Andrew Birstingl
on Oct 25, 2016
REITs an Increasingly Attractive Target for Activists
Complicated organizational and ownership structures have historically kept activists away from REITs, but that's changing.
Drake Bushnell
on Oct 20, 2016

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