Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in Q1/18

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts that the number of worldwide announced M&A deals in Q1/18 will increase by around 2% compared to Q1/17.

LPC: U.S. Merger Lending on Rise, Waiting for Trump Reforms

Reuters reported that mergers and takeovers are increasing in the U.S. after a sparse first quarter as corporations, unwilling to wait for the Trump administration’s delayed tax, trade or healthcare reforms rush to close new deals.

Even More Fuel: Citizens Survey Predicts Favorable 2017 for M&A Post-Election

Last fall, the Citizens Bank Commercial Markets Team conducted its annual M&A outlook survey for 2017, which predicted a busy year for mergers and acquisitions. Respondents indicated that their perceptions of the market in 2017 did not depend on the results of the presidential election. A survey conducted in February showed that might not have been the case, though, as overall optimism in the economy has increased. Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Citizens Commercial Banking Bob Rubino broke down the results of the new survey in an interview with ABF Journal.

Citizens Survey: Urgency Drives 2017 M&A Outlook

Citizens Commercial Banking released its annual Middle Market M&A Outlook for 2017, based on a survey of 600 C-level executives. The forecast? 2017 could be a busy year for M&A transactions as both buyers and sellers feel it’s time to act. Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Citizens Commercial Banking, Bob Rubino broke down the results in detail for ABF Journal, including what’s fueling the M&A activity and how the national election results can affect the outlook.

M&A Survey: Sense of Urgency Affecting Buyers and Sellers

According to a survey of 600 middle-market companies conducted by Citizens Bank, both buyers and sellers are going into 2017 with a renewed sense of urgency.

An M&A Advisor’s Perspective: Eight Common Mistakes Companies Make During a Turnaround

Turning around and/or selling the assets of a distressed company is filled with pitfalls. Ken Mann points out eight common mistakes that occur during the turnaround process. Avoiding these mistakes is tantamount to realizing a satisfactory recovery.

M&A Names NewStar 2015 Lender of the Year

NewStar Financial has been named 2015 Lender of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions , an independent digital news service and monthly magazine covering all aspects of deal-making in the middle market.

KPMG Survey: 91% of Organizations Planning an Acquisition in 2016

According to an annual survey by KPMG, company leaders are turning to in pursuit of growth M&A. In fact, 91% of respondents intend to initiate at least one acquisition in 2016, up significantly from 63% in 2014.

WSJ: Global M&A Hits $3 Trillion Mark

The Wall Street Journal reported global M&A volumes hit the $3 trillion mark, bolstered by a string of deals like private-equity firm Blackstone’s $4 billion deal to take Strategic Hotels private.

U.S. and Global M&A — Credit Markets Fueling Demand

The U.S. and global M&A feeding frenzy continues on, as leveraged finance conditions are relatively favorable for financing acquisitions and dividends, boding well for M&A activity in the remainder of 2015. KPMG managing directors Joe Nuzzolo and Bill Welnhofer say the Federal Reserve may not put a halt to the liquidity fueling the M&A fires just yet.