2016, the year of uncertainty and change!

While on face value 2016's results do not look good, the year is still the fourth-highest on record in terms of the value of announced deals.

H1 2016 produces disappointing but not surprising levels of global dealmaking

It was always going to be a big ask for global deal making levels to get anywhere close to what was recorded in H1 2015, but despite geopolitical issues which may influence economic growth, now is the time to be positive.

What a difference a year makes…

As has been well documented, the value of announced global M&A deals in 2015 finally overtook the record levels recorded in 2007, a major contributing factor to this record breaking year being the "mega deals" carried out between multinational corporates in a few key industry sectors.

Private Equity firms still have the appetite for taking over public companies

This week's announcement that Apollo Global Management will acquire ADT Corporation could be the first of many given the current high levels of "dry powder" being calculated.

2015 – What a year! Does the hangover start now?

Following a spectacular 2015 in terms of dealmaking, it will be interesting to see whether the unleashing of all this closely guarded cash by corporates means the buying spree seen in 2015 will slow down.