'Do your due diligence’ has never been more relevant in the M&A process than today - especially with the surge of multi-million and billion dollar deals.
The Liberty Global takeover of Virgin Media was voted M&A deal of the year, while Goldman Sachs took the prize for European financial advisor of the year. The buyout of Douglas Holding AG by Advent International collected the best private equity deal award, and Linklaters secured European legal advisor award.
The goal of our #MNAQNA Twitter Q&A was to discuss the findings of new research Intralinks completed with the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School, City University London, into the effect of the pre-announcement due diligence process on acquirers, sellers and key M&A outcomes. I
It was highlighted that according to government forecasts, Turkey is keen to encourage hydroelectric, wind and solar generation to cut dependence on gas from Iran and Russia and meet power demand that’s growing around 7% annually. The country, which has 47,000 megawatts in total capacity, produces more than half of its electricity from natural gas.
Intralinks sponsored the inaugural Mergermarket Russian M&A Forum at the Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow. The event brought together over 200 Russian M&A practitioners and leading industry figures to explore the deal making environment in Russia and discuss the outlook for the next twelve months.