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Asia Pacific

Japan dominates Asia-Pacific outbound M&A for Q1

Japan’s continued hunt for growth pushed it to the top of the Asia-Pacific region for outbound deal value during the first quarter of 2017, knocking China from its top spot as Chinese buyers face their own regulatory and political challenges, experts say. The first quarter of the year saw Japanese buyers ink $14.72 billion in transaction value...

Chinese capital constraints send shock through global M&A

Outbound deals hit lowest level since 2014 after cash clampdown For months, Chinese conglomerate Fujian Thai Hot has been on the cusp of completing a $1.4bn buyout of a Hong Kong-based life insurer.There has been just one problem: the cash needed to pay for the deal has been stuck inside China, awaiting a final regulatory sign-off from the country’s...

Inox Renewables to sell wind power assets to Leap Green Energy

Leap Green Energy said the acquisition will help it increase its operating capacity to 762MW across four states Inox Group has decided to exit the wind farm business to focus on its core businesses, including that of wind turbine manufacturing. Mumbai: Renewable energy firm Inox Renewables Ltd on Tuesday said it has agreed to sell its operating wind...

Asia-Pacific financial sector M&A declines amid uncertainty

Volume falls 38% amid global turmoil; China, South Korea post growthThe number of mergers and acquisitions involving financial companies in the Asia-Pacific region dropped 10% in 2016 from the previous year amid increased global uncertainty, according to Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory.The business of buying and selling companies was negatively...

​Advent International acquires significant minority stake in ASK Group, a leading investment and wealth manager in India

Partnership to focus on accelerating ASK’s growth by strengthening its team, launching new products and expanding internationally.Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has acquired a significant minority ownership interest in ASK Group (“ASK”), a leading investment...

Europe

​Consortium announces investment in Thames Water

Borealis Infrastructure (“Borealis”), the infrastructure investment manager of OMERS, and Wren House Infrastructure Management Limited (“Wren House”), the infrastructure investing arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, (each a “Consortium Member” and collectively the “Consortium”), are pleased to announce that they have agreed to acquire...

​Aquila Capital expands Nordic portfolio with acquisition of wind project in Finland

Aquila Capital is expanding its portfolio in the Nordics with the acquisition of its first project in Finland, a wind farm with an installed capacity of 14.4 MW on the coast near Kokkola.The Windpark Ykspihlaja includes four Nordex N131/3600 turbines and is in one of Finland’s most favorable locations with an average wind speed of 7.7 meters/second....

New ONS M&A report shows increase international deals in the UK hit record levels

Livingstone has just released its 2014-2016 Global M&A deals Tracker (attached) which breaks down the volume of international M&A deals. Stats include the following;Chinese acquisitions of UK companies increased by 215% in the period 2014-2016, although they account for only one in 20 international acquisitions in the UK marketplace;US investors remain...

​Maven Capital Partners completes £6.5 million MBO of Healthpoint Limited

Funding package will enable Healthpoint to drive growth through new product development and further penetrate grocery multiples, value retailers and export marketsMaven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has completed a £6.5 million management buy-out of Healthpoint Limited (“Healthpoint”), which...

Advent International submits binding offer for STADA Arzneimittel Aktiengesellschaft to STADA management board

Cash offer of €58 per share – Premium of 66 percent compared to STADA’s stock price prior to the publication of share purchases of activist investorsSTADA shareholders will additionally benefit from the expected dividend payment in June 2017Decision of submission of identical public takeover offer to STADA shareholders subject to approval by the...

Mena

Middle East Investors Directory 2017 Released - 501 investment firms and 693 contacts listed

We just released the 2017 edition of DubaiBeat's "Middle East Investors Directory". Now a total of 501 Middle Eastern investment firms and 693 contacts from those firms are listed in our investors directory. This update is released in line with our regular enhancements to the directory - now in it's eight year of publication. The last major updates...

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

Laurent THOMET Last updated: May 16, 2017 China was basking in praise Monday for its new Silk Road even as some countries raised concerns over the project seen as boosting Beijing's global clout on trade and geopolitics. Almost 30 world leaders are attending a two-day summit promoting...

Egypt parliament passes investment law

AFP Last updated: May 8, 2017 Political instability and jihadist attacks in Egypt have put off tourists and foreign investors since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak.The law, which still has to be approved by the president, seeks to boost foreign direct investment, which totalled...

Qatar investors of Alduwaliya acquired Birmingham One Eleven Edmund for $29 million

It is not just London, New York or Paris where Qatari investors of Alduwaliya consider investing in, as they did back in 2015 and 2016. Now they are even investing in places like Birmingham with ticket sizes as low as $30 million. Qatar investors of Alduwaliya Asset Management has acquired One Eleven Edmund Street in Birmingham in a $29 million...

Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project

AFP Last updated: April 22, 2017 Chinese investors signed a deal last year to finance a series of industrial projects on the nearly 12 square-kilometre (5 -square-mile) site on the Indian ocean, 550 kilometres (340 miles) south of the capital Muscat.The first stage of the project is worth $3.2 billion (three billion...

International

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

​Elementis significantly increases the scale of its personal care business with US$360 million acquisition of SummitReheis

Acquisition adds a high quality business with significant potential for further growth in the attractive personal care segmentElementis plc (“Elementis” or the “Group”) today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SRLH Holdings, Inc. (“SummitReheis”) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”)...

Global M&A is having a moment with best start to year since 2000

With pent-up demand from 2016 and the challenges of an unpredictable U.S. administration ahead, companies seeking to get deals done kicked off this year with a bang.Global M&A activity amounted to $224 billion in January, the highest volume since 2000 in the first month of the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the first time since 2008,...

Mourant Ozannes advises East African mining company on LSE main market listing

Mourant Ozannes' Guernsey corporate team has advised on the successful admission to trading by way of placing of Rainbow Rare Earths Limited (Rainbow Rare Earths), an East African mining company, on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.Rainbow Rare Earths, incorporated and registered in Guernsey and administered by Artemis Trustees Limited,...