Chief executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highest annual level since 2007.
Chairman Jifan Gao of Trina Solar Ltd said that there will be an acceleration in the rate of consolidations in the solar manufacturing industry in the next three years, Bloomberg reported.
Beverage companies who want to get a piece of the pie in the fast-growing instant coffee market in Asia will find that the best firm for a takeover would be Super Group Ltd, Bloomberg reported.
Monster Beverage Corp, an energy drinks maker, is still an ideal target for beverage companies like Coca-Cola Co seeking to augment its sales, Bloomberg reported.
Billionaire John Malone is building a cable empire once more as the firms he is backing have announced or are cooking up acquisitions amounting to more than $80 billion, Bloomberg reported.
According to a report by The New York Times, mergers are picking up activity as financial markets worldwide, including the US, are becoming stronger and more stable.
Popolare Vicenza Chairman Gianni Zonin told an Italian daily that Banca Popolare di Vicenza intends to grow its branches to a thousand from its current 690 through acquisitions.
During the financial crisis when the deal markets were quiet, banks parted ways with their senior investment bankers. Now that business has slowly revived, lenders are seeing that they are left with junior bankers that are a little wet behind the ears.
Abraaj Capital Ltd said it intends to make one more investment in Turkey after it had acquired an 80% stake in a dairy maker this month, Bloomberg reported.
Germany-based healthcare and agricultural products company Bayer said it will be buying Norway-based Algeta, its partner in developing a prostate cancer therapy, in a deal worth $2.9 billion, Bloomberg reported.
According to Nordea Bank, Norway-based Atlantic salmon farmer Marine Harvest will be leading the consolidation of the seafood industry as fish prices improve, Bloomberg reported.
Citing sources, Bloomberg reported that US-based life insurance firm MetLife Inc is talking exclusively with AMMB Holdings for the acquisition of its Malaysian life insurance businesses.
With the reported bid for Time Warner Cable said to be readied by Charter Communications dominating the news, the New York Post reported that Cablevision may soon be approached by private equity players.
A report said merger and acquisition transactions fell in the Asia-Pacific region caused by a slowing in the energy and raw materials sectors.
Sweden-based Arcam said it had signed a deal for the acquisition of the AP&C division from Raymor Industries for a price tag of CA$ 35 million.
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