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.
The start of 2020 was marked by significantly lower M&A activity compared to the same time last year due to fears for the economy and the poor outlook for many businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Deals were down by 15% y/y to 444, while ...View more details
The number of M&A deals in Africa and the Middle East, as well as their aggregate value, increased by 11% each in 2019. Across countries in Africa, 2019 M&A activity was down in Egypt (34 deals in total, 11 less y/y) but significantly higher ...View more details
Forecasts for Latin America’s M&A market in 2019 were modest and with the year behind us, it is time for conclusions. EMIS figures show that activity in the region indeed remained flat, inching down by just one deal to 1,649 transactions. ...View more details
The number of deals in Africa and the Middle East increased by 22.5% y/y during the first nine months of 2019, and the aggregate value of M&A was up by 24.9%. Across countries in Africa, Q1-Q3 M&A activity was just a tad lower in Egypt (32 ...View more details
M&A activity in Latin America saw 379 deals in Q3, a significant decline compared to the previous quarter. Y/y however numbers were slightly up, supported by the stronger performance from H1 - deals grew by 3.3% to 1,252 while their aggregate ...View more details
In Q1-Q3 2019 the region experienced a decline in M&A activity to 1,463 deals worth EUR 51.7bn. The third quarter of the year in particular was the worst one since 2016 for Emerging Europe M&A, featuring just 467 deals for EUR 10.2bn in ...View more details
M&A activity in Emerging Asia improved by a few percentage points in Q2 2019 but nevertheless it was still down when looking at the entire six-month period from the start of the year. H1 deals reached 1,823 in total (12.8% fewer y/y) and their ...View more details
During H1 2019, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East increased by 15% y/y to 414, and their aggregate value surged 67% reaching USD 42.7bn. Activity on the African continent was just a tad lower in Egypt (18 deals total, 1 less y/y) and ...View more details
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