Last week alone, there were three major consolidations in the pharmaceutical space: Teva will acquire the generic business of Allergan Hikma pharmaceuticals will acquire Roxane, Boehringer Ingelheim’s generic drug business Mylan will acquire Perrigo These three deals in just a few days reflect the trend of pharmaceutical consolidation as companies seek new products in order to […]
There’s no denying it that M&A is on fire. Look at any financial newspaper headlines and you’ll see announced deals or merger talks. And keep in mind for all the major transactions involving publicly held companies there are many smaller, privately held transactions occurring unannounced. We can better understand this current wave of activity and […]
The top five deals announced in Q1 2015 were all well above $10 billion. In comparison to last year, the number of mega deals announced, or acquisitions over $5 billion, doubled. Last year there were 14 mega deals in the first quarter and this year there were 28. Despite the record-breaking activity of Q1 2015, […]
It was a busy Monday for Mergers & Acquisitions with two big brands announcing consolidations: Zillow will buy Trulia and Dollar Tree will buy Family Dollar. Activity is getting frothy and as I’ve been saying, the sleeping dragon is starting to wake up. Here’s what you need to know about these transactions: Zillow to acquire […]
Welcome back and Happy New Year! 2014 is looking to be an exciting year for M&A. I was recently able to share my predictions and insights for the coming year on First Business News. In case you missed the segment, you can view the full interview below.
What will 2014 look like for mergers and acquisitions? While no one knows what the future holds, I see these three trends continuing: 1. Increased middle-market M&A Middle-market companies are the primary driver of economic activity in the U.S. With favorable market conditions, expect an uptick next year. A survey by Mergers & Acquisitions showed […]
Last week, Sysco announced it would buy rival US Foods for nearly $3.5 billion. Sysco is already a huge player in the food industry with customers ranging from the US military to schools to five-star restaurants. This deal brings together the two largest food distributors in the US, increasing Sysco’s share of the food distribution […]