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France, January 2016

The value of inbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting French companies declined 26 per cent in January, while volume increased 32 per cent month-on-month.

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Italy, January 2016

The value of inbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Italian companies declined 88 per cent in January.

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Iberia, January 2016

Both the volume and value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Iberian companies dropped in January.

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North America, January 2016

There were 2,027 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals worth a combined USD 100,373 million targeting North American companies announced in January.

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Western Europe, January 2016

There were 1,542 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worth an aggregate EUR 25,373 million targeting Western European companies announced in January.

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Russia/CEE, January 2016

The volume and value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting businesses in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) both decreased in January.

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MENA, January 2016

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) declined 77 per cent to USD 1,194 million in January. Volume also dropped over the month, albeit at the slower rate of 33 per cent, from 61 to 41.

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Iberia, December 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Iberian companies increased 19 per cent to EUR 6,213 million in December, representing the highest monthly result by value since July when EUR 10,840 million was invested across 414 deals.

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Banking Deals, December 2015

There were 161 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals valued at USD 77,133 million targeting banking businesses announced during December, more than doubling on the USD 30,512 million invested across 192 deals in November.

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Cleantech, November 2015

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment in cleantech companies decreased in November to USD 1,205 million.

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Nordic Report, Q3 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Nordic region halved to EUR 6,518 million in the third quarter of 2015 from EUR 13,351 million in Q2, marking a new two-year low. Compared to the same period last year, the result was almost two-thirds lower than EUR 18,310 million in Q3 2014.

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North America Mid-Market, Q3 2015

The volume and value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting North American midmarket companies fell in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter and were substantially lower than the same period last year.

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South Africa Private Equity, Q3 2015

The volume of private equity and venture capital (PE and VC) investments targeting South African companies rose in Q3 2015 to 6 transactions from 4 last quarter. The result was slightly weaker than the same time last year, when 7 deals were announced.

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South Africa, Q3 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting South African companies advanced 9 per cent in Q3 compared to the preceding quarter but was down more than a fifth on the same time last year.

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Latin America, Q3 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in Latin America, including tax havens, in the third quarter of 2015 declined on Q2, again driven by lower volume and a decline in private equity investment levels.

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MENA, Q3 2015

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting companies based in the Middle East and North Africa between July and the end of September increased both from the preceding quarter and year-on-year.

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Global, Q3 2015

Growth in both volume and value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) slowed in the third quarter of 2015 compared to Q2

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North America Mid-Market, Q2 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting North American midmarket companies crept up in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter, but was down by more than a fifth on the corresponding three months of last year.

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South Africa Private Equity, Q2 2015

Private equity and venture capital (PE and VC) investment activity targeting South African companies increased in Q2 2015 compared to the first quarter of the year.

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South Africa, Q2 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting South African companies declined for the second successive quarter in Q2 2015, but was higher than the corresponding three months of 2014.

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Iberia, August 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Iberian companies fell by 53 per cent in August, traditionally a holiday month in the region. Deals worth a collective EUR 5,062 million were announced over the four weeks, down from EUR 10,821 million in July. Volume slumped from 386 deals last month to just 92.
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North America, August 2015

Growth in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting North American companies stalled in August, a trend generally seen at this time of year as the vacation period takes hold.
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Western Europe, August 2015

There were 1,085 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worth an aggregate EUR 154,191 million targeting Western European companies in August.
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Russia/CEE, August 2015

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting companies based in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) fell markedly in August, the traditionally quiet holiday period. There were 298 deals worth a combined EUR 4,492 million over the four weeks.
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MENA, August 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) leapt to USD 8,326 million in August, a five-fold increase on USD 1,576 million in July and eleven-times higher than the USD 759 million recorded at the same time a year ago.
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Global Private Equity, July 2015

The value of global private equity (PE) deals fell 46 per cent in July to USD 32,652 million, compared to USD 60,547 million in June, as the value of investments targeting US companies declined over the four weeks.
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Cleantech, July 2015

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment targeting the global cleantech sector declined in July for the second month in a row to USD 1,325 million, down 30 per cent on the previous month and 44 per cent lower than May (May: USD 2,346 million; June: USD 1,898 million).
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Biotech, July 2015

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment in the global biotechnology sector increased for the second month in a row in July to reach its highest point of 2015 so far.
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North America, July 2015

There was a sharp uptick in the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting North American companies in July, boosted by significant growth in the US. The increase in US M&A value offset an 80 per cent decrease in the value of deals with Canadian targets over the four weeks.
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Iberia, July 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Iberian companies climbed in July, marking the second consecutive monthly increase. By contrast, volume declined over the period, halting a run of two previous consecutive monthly improvements.
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Russia/CEE, July 2015

There were 465 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in July worth a combined EUR 12,156 million, compared to 759 worth a total EUR 21,270 million last month, representing a 43 per cent decrease by value and of 39 per cent by volume.
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MENA, July 2015

There were 41 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in July, worth a combined USD 1,297 million. This represented a 15 per cent decline in value over the four weeks, compared to USD 1,522 million in June.
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Western Europe, July 2015

There were 1,567 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worth a combined EUR 50,478 million targeting Western European companies in July, marking the weakest result since August 2014, driven down by lower private equity activity and a sharp drop in the value of deals targeting the UK.
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Cleantech, June 2015

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment in global cleantech companies fell almost a fifth in June, ending a brief period of growth the previous month.
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Biotech, June 2015

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment in the global biotechnology industry was higher in June than either the preceding month or at the same time a year ago.
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Global Private Equity, June 2015

Global private equity value doubled month-on-month in June to USD 60,635 million from USD 31,776 million and was 59 per cent higher than USD 38,235 million a year earlier. Meanwhile, volume rose to 642 transactions, the highest of the last 12 months under review.
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Iberia, June 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Iberian companies advanced in June after a sharp fall the previous month, while growth in transaction volume continued for the second successive four-week period.
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Global Private Equity, May 2015

Global private equity (PE) investment dropped in May, marking the second consecutive monthly decline in terms of value.
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Cleantech, May 2015

There was a sharp uptick in the value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment targeting the global cleantech sector in May, despite only a fractional increase in volume.
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Biotech, May 2015

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital (PE, VC and DC) investment in global biotechnology companies fell in May, pegged back by weaker transaction volume.
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Iberia, May 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Iberian companies took a tumble in May, dropping 73 per cent from EUR 15,677 million in April to EUR 4,228 million.
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Western Europe, May 2015

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting Western European companies decreased both by volume and value in May, as subdued deal activity in the UK impacted results for the region.
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North America, May 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting North American companies in May soared to more than double that of the previous month, in spite of a decrease in volume, thanks to a single substantial transaction.
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Russia/CEE, May 2015

There was slight growth in the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in May, in spite of a significant decrease in transaction volume.
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MENA, May 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) declined in May, a disappointing result after the improvement recorded last month. Volume also dropped, marking the second consecutive monthly decline for the region.
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South Africa Private Equity, Q1 2015

Private equity and venture capital (PE and VC) investment activity targeting South African companies declined in Q1 2015, compared to the last three months of 2014.
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South Africa, Q1 2015

After hitting a two-year high in the final three months of 2014, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in South Africa in the first quarter of 2015 returned to levels more usually seen.
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Latin America, Q1 2015

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in Latin America, including tax havens, in the first three months of 2015 declined quarter-on-quarter, driven by lower volume and a significant drop in private equity investment.
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Middle East, Q1 2015

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting companies based in the Middle East in the first three months of 2015 dropped to its lowest level of the last two years under review.
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Global, Q1 2015

Growth in the value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) slowed in the first three months of 2015 compared to the previous quarter, impacted by weaker private equity investment.
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Nordic Report, Q4 2014

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Nordic region in Q4 2014 decreased almost a fifth quarter-on-quarter against an 11 per cent rise in volume.
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South Africa Private Equity, Q4 2014

Private equity and venture capital (PE and VC) investment activity targeting South African companies rose in Q4 2014 to end the year on a high.
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Nordic Report, Q3 2014

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in the Nordic region was virtually unchanged in Q3 2014 at EUR 17,594 million, compared to EUR 17,759 million in the preceding quarter.
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North America Mid-Market, Q3 2014

The value and volume of mid-market mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting North American companies in Q3 2014 weakened quarter-on-quarter but was up on the same time 12 months ago.
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South Africa Private Equity, Q3 2014

After a brief uptick last quarter, the value of private equity and venture capital (PE and VC) investment targeting South African companies declined again in Q3 2014, continuing a lack of consistency in dealmaking in the country.
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South Africa, Q3 2014

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in South Africa turned around a decline recorded in Q2 2014 by advancing to 205 announced deals worth an aggregate USD 4,821 million.
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Latin America, Q3 2014

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in Latin America, including tax havens, maintained a consistent growth trajectory with the sixth consecutive quarterly increase in Q3 2014.
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Middle East, Q3 2014

There were 53 mergers and acquisitions worth an aggregate USD 5,129 million in Q3 2014, which in monetary terms was a 21 per cent increase on the previous quarter and three-times higher than USD 1,593 million in Q3 2013.
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Global, Q3 2014

The value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Q3 2014 declined 18 per cent from USD 1,279 billion in Q2 2014 to USD 1,054 billion. In spite of the decrease, this is still the third highest result in the last nine quarters under review.
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