M&A Features

Chinese streaming boom spills into M&A and IPO dealmaking

Online streaming platforms appear to be taking up a lot of bandwidth at the moment; be it news of multi-million-dollar investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or announced/completed initial public offerings (IPOs), it feels as though the ongoing stream of reports have been never-ending in 2018.

Banner year as Vietnamese M&A in 2017 topped USD 10bn

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targeting companies based in Vietnam reached a record USD 10,397 million last year, just ahead of 2012 (USD 10,150 million) as the year was rounded off with the historic state-run auction of a majority stake in Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage, the country’s largest brewer, to a local unit of Thai Beverage for USD 4,843 million, according to information collected by Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company, and the leading publisher of company information. 

Dutch virtual reality streaming group targeted by angel investors in January

The volume and value of angel investment in Western Europe is off to a reasonable start in 2018. According to Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk, 22 deals worth EUR 112 million have been signed off in January 2018 so far.