Mergermarket is pleased to present Dealmakers: Australian mid-market M&A H1 2018 update, published in association with Pitcher Partners. Australian M&A for the half-year increased 13% by deal volume and 19% by deal value compared to H1 2017. The country’s mid-market helped buttress those figures, accounting for 75% of total deals and setting the stage for a promising second half for Australian M&A dealmaking in 2018. This special infographic newsletter looks at the following trends and considerations as 2018 unfolds: Mid-market M&A trends since.
We're pleased to share this summary of Activistmonitor’s data and analysis on the first half of 2018 shareholder activism activity. The results show an increase of activists’ campaigns in Europe in the smallcap (less than USD 1bn) market. The total number of live ongoing campaigns at the end of the second quarter of 2018 was up 9.4% compared to the first quarter – nearing 200 live activist situations.
Activistmonitor’s North America mid-year data review helps you to analyze potential opportunities and possible market changes for the remainder of the year. The data is broken down across new campaigns, campaign size, sector weightings, settlements, evolution of demands and activist activity. For the first half of the year, settlements return, activity in large cap companies continue, and calls for companies to sell are seeing a rebound. The data for the first half of the year also shows a big shift in sector activity, as.