Scuttled deals worth $580 billion put hedge funds on back foot

Hedge funds specializing in bets on mergers and acquisitions are starting to see investors withdraw funds, prompting them to take a more cautious approach after being caught out by more than 500 corporate deals globally failing this year.

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Grupo BTG Pactual says Brazil's 2014 presidential elections will curtail M&A activity

Sao Paulo-based investment bank and asset wealth manager Grupo BTG Pactual said Brazil's presidential elections scheduled in October 2014 will curtail the mergers and acquisitions activity this year, Bloomberg reported.

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China set to overtake Japan in this year's outbound M&A deals

China is set to become Asia's leader in outbound corporate acquisitions this year, ending Japan's two-year reign, as the country's appetite for overseas targets expands beyond natural resources and into areas such as food and banking.

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Asian M&A market dominated by Japan and Thai tycoons

Chinese M&A activity was slow due to its country's leadership change while Japan and Thai tycoons led the way in 2013.

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EU antitrust regulators to probe telecom M&A deals

Antitrust regulators in the European Union would review M&A deals to gauge their effects on local markets.

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Standoff on M&A of mining assets puts bankers' skills to the test

The standoff on the M&A deals in the mining sector has tested the patience and skills of bankers.

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India records 391 M&A deals in the first half of 2013

According to a report by Ernst & Young, 391 merger and acquisition deals with a combined value of US$15.2 billion were recorded in the first half of 2013.

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Texas firms say “time out” on M&A activity

Texas firms took a breather and said “time out” on M&A activity.

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Global plastics M&A fell in first half of 2013

Global plastics M&A activity fell in first half of 2013.

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Piper Jaffray buys M&A firm Edgeview Partners

Piper Jaffray finalized its deal to buy M&A firm Edgeview Partners.

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