April witnessed three of the six largest megadeals since the beginning of 2018, fueling a 40.9% year-over-year surge in global value. The proposed merger of US mobile carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, along with Comcast’s bid for UK broadcaster Sky, helped the Telecommunications sector gain a 34x increase in total value versus April 2017, securing its place as the month’s top sector. North America remained the top destination for M&A globally in April, despite positive gains from Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Central & South America. Highlights from this.
Mergermarket is pleased to present the third edition of M&A in Ukraine, published in association with Aequo. This report provides invaluable insights into key trends in Ukraine’s M&A landscape and an outlook for 2018 and beyond. The Ukrainian economy in 2017 continued to build on the progress of the previous year, with the economy growing by 2.5%, up from 2.3% in 2016. World Bank data suggests that progress will continue, forecasting a 3.5% growth of Ukraine's gross domestic product in 2018. Highlights from the report include: M&A.
Companies and their investors are facing numerous hot-button corporate governance issues in 2018. Dual-class share structures are coming under scrutiny as CEOs look to maintain leadership without owning a majority stake. A shift toward private fundraising has brought with it concerns of less stringent governance requirements and public disclosures. Meanwhile, an increasing number of companies are aiming to control costs and expand access to a wider group of investors by holding digital annual meetings. In order to understand how these issues will.