Our EMIS Insights M&A reports provide analytical summary of mergers and acquisitions activity in key emerging regions and countries. Data is collected from sources such as company press releases, advisory submissions, stock exchange disclosures, business publications, and other.
The report contents include regional and country overviews of M&A by deal volume and value, activity by sectors, foreign investors, private equity, valuation trends, top M&A deals and IPOs, advisory league tables, analysis of latest developments and future expectations.
The reports are published each quarter. Most of the data is cumulative, spanning the full period covered by the report.
M&A activity in Latin America kept growing with further 429 deals in Q2, reaching a total of 861 for the first half of 2019. This marks a 8.3% growth y/y and also the strongest first half of the year since 2014. The U.S. comfortably took the ...View more details
In the fist half of 2019, M&A activity in Emerging Europe dropped slightly by 8% to 951 deals. There were also fewer big transactions compared to last year, and the aggregate value of M&A slumped by 35% to EUR 31.7bn, largely due to ...View more details
The value of M&A in Emerging Asia during Q1 2019 fell sharply by 35% to USD 82bn. The decline was largely due to China, where the Q1 M&A market collapsed in light of trade wars with the U.S. and tightening local regulations on in-bound deals ...View more details
In Q1 2019, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 2% y/y but their aggregate value surged 87%. The financial sector ranked first by number of transactions (28 in total for both regions), around a quarter of which attracted PE ...View more details
M&A in Latin America had a good start of the year with 415 transactions for the period January-March. It is in fact the best beginning of the year since 2014, also marking a 4.3% increase compared to Q1 2018. In terms of foreign-led M&A, the ...View more details
At the start of 2019, M&A activity in Emerging Europe dropped significantly to just 477 deals, which is the lowest quarterly number since Q3 2016 and also 5.4% down y/y. Nevertheless, the aggregate value of transactions fared well at EUR 15 ...View more details
M&A activity in Emerging Asia during Q4 fell sharply to USD 68.2bn on the back of 975 deals - the lowest quarterly numbers since early 2015. With the exception of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in India (est. USD 4.5bn) and BMW Brilliance ...View more details
In 2018, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 17% y/y but their aggregate value rose by 22%. M&A activity during the period declined in most of the larger African countries. The slowdown was particularly noticeable in ...View more details
After the dip in deal flow during Q1, activity in Emerging Europe picked up significantly throughout the rest of the year, peaking at 588 transactions in Q4. The aggregate value of deals during that last quarter however was unusually low ...View more details
In Q4, M&A returned to their usual peak after experiencing some dips around the middle of the year. The March deal for Fibria Celulose in Brazil (2018’s the largest transaction in the region) was completed in early 2019 and the ...View more details