The process was devised not necessarily to achieve the best price, but to protect directors from lawsuits that they had sold an asset at an undervalue.
How far do merger and acquisition deals travel?
There was a time when people asked the same questions about food and wine and even mineral water. Today, my lamb comes from New Zealand, my asparagus from Peru
he Mexican M&A landscape is predominantly middle-market in nature. According to Bloomberg’s 2012 M&A Global Financial Advisory Mergers & Acquisitions Rankings report, nearly 80% of the deals which took place there last year were sub-USD $100 million in transaction value. This segment of the market falls precisely into Dealnexus’ sweet spot.
The M&A industry needs a Match.com. That’s one of the conclusions from recent research we’ve just completed investigating how the M&A industry is adopting new, community-based networks which are designed to make the deal sourcing and marketing process more efficient.
Deal marketing and sourcing is one area where technology can add considerable value to the deal process. Our recent acquisition of PE-Nexus and MergerID, two leading deal sourcing platforms, has created the largest community of M&A professionals - linking buyers, sellers and advisors while providing additional reach through the deal marketing process.
Recently we announced the results of our Q2 2013 Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) which was presented in association with Remark, the Mergermarket’s Group research and publications division.
In reviewing hundreds of potential acquisitions every year, its Corporate Development team collaborates with a host of internal teams and external third party partners internationally. How do they handle it efficiently? By exchanging deal documentation online using a virtual data room.
A CEO has business meetings in London and Hong Kong, and in the mean time his company is acquiring a manufacturing center in South America. He is working with bankers in New York and Brazil to close the deal. In the interim the deal documents need to be reviewed and exchanged between all parties securely across borders, time zones, and teams.