In a cut throat business a deal that stands out

Last week saw the announcement that Unilever is to pay $1bn for the Dollar Shave Club, a US based men’s grooming start up.

The sale of Thomson Reuters’ IP data company illustrates the growing significance of IP in M&A

Thomson Reuters' planned USD 3.55bn sale of its IP and Science unit to Baring Private Equity and Onex is further evidence of the increasing importance of a firm's non-tangible assets to its overall value.

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.