M&A Features

Finnish reservation service is one of few December angel investments

December has been a quiet month for angel investment in Western Europe, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. After an impressive showing in November, when EUR 67 million was invested across 29 deals, both volume and value have plummeted to their lowest levels for some time this month.

New Zealand revisited

In May there was a feature about whether New Zealand mergers and acquisitions (M&A) would come up trumps in 2013 and data by Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk, certainly seems to indicate that this is the case. The value of M&A activity targeting companies in the Southern Hemisphere country in the year to date has already surpassed that of 2012 and is in fact the highest recorded since 2009, helped in part by 15 announced or completed deals worth more than USD 100 million.

Finnish funding round helps November values rise on last month

The peaks and troughs across angel investment in Western Europe throughout 2013 show no signs of abating, as November witnessed yet another fluctuation in the value of deals, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk.

Australia is in the thick of it with IPOs

So far this year, there have been 25 announced or completed initial public offerings (IPOs) worth a combined USD 3,811 million targeting Australia’s stock exchanges, almost triple the USD 1,375 million-worth of listings for all of last year, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. While overall value is still a far cry from the USD 18,401 million-worth of announced or completed IPOs in 2007, it is currently at the best level recorded since 2010 (USD 6,224 million) and the figures do not include those companies reportedly waiting in the wings to debut.

German eye-tracking system developer kicks off angel fundraising for Q4

Western Europe’s varying angel investment fortunes throughout 2013 continued in Q3, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. The third quarter of the year declined on the previous three months in terms of both volume and value.

VCIR Fall 2013: points of interest

Utah, the 45th state admitted to the Union and containing points of interest such as Bryce Canyon National Park, the Sundance Film Festival and Lake Powell, hosted this year’s Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) Fall conference with startups on the hunt for investors including seven local companies alongside cluster of early-stage players from Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

Cocoa M&A could get sweeter

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are probably not the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of chocolate but if you have an interest in the sweetened foodstuffs produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree then keep on reading as a deal is lurking on the horizon that could lead to two dominating, competing forces in the cocoa market.

Luck of the Irish struggles to stop likely angel investment decline in Q3

Western Europe has experienced mixed fortunes in 2013 to date with regard to angel investment, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. The first quarter of the year declined from Q4 2012 in terms of value, dropping 10 per cent from EUR 90 million to EUR 81 million.

Foap looks to international expansion following angel round

The first two quarters of 2013 produced positive angel investment results, with increases recorded in both periods, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. If the results of July and August to date are anything to go by, the third quarter looks to be well on its way to continuing this trend.

Q3’s early angel investment beneficiaries include online furniture retailer

This year looks to be shaping up nicely for business angel investors, with value advances recorded in both Q1 and Q2 2013, according to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. The market has done well to build on the EUR 716 million which was invested across 342 deals in the final quarter of 2012.

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