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 2019
Available in: English
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 Kenya (48 deals in 2018, 35% down y/y), South Africa (246 deals, 28% down) and Nigeria (44 deals, 14% down).
From the Middle Eastern countries, Oman (12 deals, 3 more y/y), Saudi Arabia (44 deals, 8 more y/y) and the United Arab Emirates (98 deals, 9 more y/y) saw increased deal flow, while Kuwait was down by a deal to a total of seven for 2018.
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: