Africa and Middle East M&A Overview Report
An EMIS Insights M&A Report
EMIS is an ISI Emerging Markets Group Company Date: November 2017
Available in: English
In Q3 bigger deals in Africa were fewer compared to the first two quarters, and the quarterly value of M&A fell further to USD 3.6bn – the lowest since the end of 2015. However, overall for the nine-month period, the total value of M&A was up by 41% to USD 17.8bn on the back of 535 transactions (21 more y/y). The price revival of commodities is likely to boost the overall growth and attractiveness of certain sub-Saharan economies. However, the increasing prices have also resulted in pressure on M&A in the energy and mining sectors, as those assets are now becoming more expensive.
In the Middle East there were just 29 deals in Q3, largely because of the Gulf crisis from June and the isolation of Qatar. It was the most uneventful quarter for M&A since late 2015, although the total value of transactions stood at USD 4.4bn, boosted by Credit Agricole’s sale of 16% in Banque Saudi Fransi.
This report provides an in-depth overview of the M&A deal activity across 31 countries in Africa and 15 countries in the Middle East. Besides the overall regions, individual country focus is put on South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Our reports are presented in a consistent format from quarter to quarter, enabling users to analyse and compare data, and follow the latest developments in M&A.
What this report enables you to do:
- Follow overall mergers and acquisitions trends across Africa and the Middle East region, and in key countries South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria
- See what major deals were announced and who was involved
- Identify the hottest industries and the top foreign investors
- Observe how valuations changed from quarter to quarter
- View Private Equity activity and the top entries and exits
- See which companies debuted on the stock market
- Gain insights into the largest upcoming deals
- Find out who the best performing M&A advisors were
See below for a complete table of report contents: