2017 Full Year Global RiskArb Report

02 February 2018

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Dealreporter has published their 2017 full year Global Risk Arb report. The report includes a review of deals covered by Dealreporter across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, with all deals covered having seen a pre-announcement or announcement in 1H17. The report includes exclusive proprietary data and analysis on riskarb for Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Highlights of the report include:
 

• Global public M&A 9.3% down but AP region holding up

• Mid-sized transactions and mega-deals drove 2017 public M&A

• Declining global lapse ratio, Europe highest

• Greater China main driver for AP

• UK still country leader in Europe, despite Brexit

• M&A decline in NA amid antitrust concern and activism

• Cash deal still preferred option but declining

• Financial Services and TMT sector leaders in all three regions

• Cross-border deals declining in Europe, stable in AP and NA

• Deal duration shortened globally, NA longest