Africa and the Middle East M&A Overview Report
An EMIS Insights M&A Report
EMIS is an ISI Emerging Markets Group Company Date: February 2018
Available in: English
For Q4 alone, in Africa and the Middle East there were 220 deals (12 less y/y) worth USD 12.2bn (27% decline y/y) in total. Yet, for the whole year transactions were 869 (six more compared to 2016), and their aggregate value surged by 26% y/y to USD 45.9bn.
The financial sector was head and shoulders above all other ones with 153 M&A deals throughout 2017, many of which involved PE and VC investments in various payment solution providers. However, in terms of total value, oil & gas ranked first with deals worth USD 9.5bn.
M&A in Africa in particular ended the year on a high note. Highlights during the quarter were the 23% stake purchase in South African retailer Shoprite by local conglomerate Steinhoff for estimated USD 2.3bn, and the sale of 7.3% in South African-British miner Anglo American for USD 2.1bn.
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: