Mergermarket and William Fry are pleased to present the Ireland M&A Review. This report provides a comprehensive overview of developments in Irish M&A during H1 2020 and offers insight into likely trends in the coming months as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cast uncertainty for the global M&A market entering H2. Key findings include: In the face of widespread uncertainty, the Irish economy and dealmaking activity in the country have suffered a blow. Across H1 2020, deal volume and value both fell substantially with just 65 deals worth.
Mergermarket is pleased to present Global dealmakers: North American M&A market update 2020, published in association with Baker Tilly International. Since Covid-19 began sweeping the globe, declines in North American M&A have been swift, with deal totals in the first half of 2020 sinking to some of the lowest in recent memory. Investor sentiment has sunk with it and most participants in our research say they are putting M&A on hold until the Covid-19 crisis is resolved. While most respondents say they will be decreasing investments into.
COVID-19 has added an almost undefinable level of uncertainty to all aspects of the global economy, including activism. We entered the new year with activity levels consistent with those seen in previous years, with 39 campaigns launched in January and February of 2020 roughly mirroring the 43 launched in the same period in 2019. However, as the novel coronavirus hit the shores of North America in March, the number of new campaigns shrank, impacting first half data, with 101 registered for the first six months of 2020 versus 134 campaigns in 2019, a.