Over the year ahead, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to face a full slate of challenges related to corporate governance and financial disclosure. In particular, the Commission will be reviewing the possible regulation of proxy advisory firms and studying a switch to biannual reporting, among other issues. To find out what market observers see as the best ways to address these matters, Mergermarket on behalf of Toppan Vintage spoke with four experts. Points of discussion include: Is the regulation of proxy advisory firms.
Dealmaking continued its swift pace in October, especially in North America, despite a backdrop of political and trade disruption worldwide and volatility in commodity markets. M&A value globally reached US$3.05trn through the first 10 months of 2018, putting it on track to exceed the total of each of the last two years. Among sectors, Technology held the top position for deal value in October with US$57.4bn, followed by Energy, Mining & Utilities at US$54.5bn. Key findings include: Deals worth US$3.05trn were announced through October of this.
Deal volume for Italian M&A in H1 2018 builds on record highs Mergermarket is pleased to present Weathering the storm: Italian M&A in 2017-H1 2018, published in association with Gatti Pavesi Bianchi. This report offers valuable insights into the M&A market in Italy and the outlook for dealmakers in the coming months. Highlights from the report include: Volume and value levels this year look set to match 2017, with 286 deals worth €23.8b taking place in H1 2018. M&A activity is flourishing in the region despite political.