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  • Apr 09, 2013

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that company and investor merger and acquisition (M&A) demand should build in North America in 2013 so long as the positive momentum in the U.S. economy continues and the European economic and banking outlook doesn't deteriorate markedly. Under such a scenario, we would expect a favorable outlook for M&A in various key U.S. sectors,… More

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  • Apr 08, 2013
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Standard & Poor's believes that conditions are ripe for North American M&A to surge In 2013, given that U.S. economic growth holds up and Europe doesn’t deteriorate materially. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Managing Director David Wood explains our views on prospects for M&A in North America… Watch

  • Apr 11, 2013

Large deals of over $10 billion each in January and February 2013 have fueled a surge in U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) dollar volume thus far this year. Through mid March, 2013 North American M&A volume reached $188.6 billion, up 65% over the same period in 2012. However, activity slowed markedly in March as a result of concerns over the Cypriot banking crisis and its impact on the … More

  • Apr 08, 2013

In the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. has remained the global leader in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by a wide margin, with dollar transaction volumes dwarfing regional deal flows in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. In Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view, M&A demand should build in North America in 2013, so long as the positive momentum in the U.S. economy continues … More

  • Sep 19, 2013

(Editor's note: Stress in the eurozone, global fiscal and budgetary gridlock, uncertainty surrounding central bank monetary policies, and robust corporate issuance conditions fueled by investors' thirst for yield continue to generate storm clouds over the global financial landscape. At this critical juncture, will the financial storm be blown to sea or … More

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  • Sep 27, 2013
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Half of the acquiring companies in large U.S. takeovers now have lower ratings. Standard & Poor’s Director Allyn Arden explains the different reasons that can contribute to these downgrades and expectations for the future. Watch

  • Oct 30, 2013

Transformative mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the telecommunications and cable sectors in Europe have made headlines recently, as companies search for scale in a competitive environment. In particular, Vodafone AG's sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless has prompted speculation about the wireless carrier's future acquisition strategy. As a result, Standard & Poor's Ratings… More

  • Jul 18, 2013

The S&P Capital IQ Global Markets Intelligence group, formerly known as the S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies research group, is analytically and editorially independent from any other analytical group at S&P. The objective of this group is to provide unique financial intelligence by analyzing relationships across multiple asset classes and markets. Enabled with cutting-edge… More

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  • Apr 08, 2013
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M&A activity has been far lower in Europe than in North America this year, despite low interest rates increasing investor appetite for riskier debt. In this episode of CreditMatters TV Standard & Poor's analysts Taron Wade and Patrice Cochelin discuss why caution will prevail and why we foresee… Watch

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  • Oct 31, 2013

In diesem CreditMatters TV Segment erklärt Standard & Poor's Director Matthias Raab die Gründe für den jüngsten Anstieg der M&A-Aktivitäten im Telekommunikations- und Kabelsektor und erläutert Implikationen für Ratings der Unternehmen. Watch

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  • Oct 31, 2013

European M&A is muted compared with the spike seen in North American in 2013. But there are some bright spots of activity. In this edition of Inside Credit, Taron Wade, Associate Director in Research, speaks to Patrice Cochelin, Senior Director and Raam Ratnam, Director about M&A trends in both the … Watch

  • Apr 08, 2013

With low interest rates spurring investor appetite for riskier debt in Europe, the time may seem right for a pick-up in mergers and acquisitions. However, in Standard & Poor's Ratings Services opinion that's unlikely to turn out to be the case, at least over the next six months. In fact, we think mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity will stay subdued in Europe, particularly compared … More

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  • Oct 31, 2013

Le marché européen de M&A est dynamique mais reste en-dessous du rebond constaté aux Etats Unis à cause de la situation économique en Europe. Dans ce CreditMatters TV, Patrice Cochelin, responsable du secteur télécom et technologie pour l’Europe, détaille les raisons des importantes opérations… Watch

  • Apr 09, 2013

Asia-Pacific companies are favoring mergers and acquisitions beyond regional shores. Although the region has the third-largest GDP after the U.S. and Europe, the level of major intra- and inbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Asia-Pacific has been relatively low, compared to the two regions. By contrast, outbound M&A activity by Asia-Pacific companies had spiked in… More

  • Apr 10, 2013

Although mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Latin America has slowed down in recent months due to the ongoing economic uncertainties in the eurozone and sluggish U.S. economic recovery, leading regional companies--most of which have investment-grade ratings--are expected to continue pursuing growth through M&A in local and foreign markets. More

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  • Apr 22, 2013
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Standard & Poor's expects the leading companies in Latin America to continue pursuing growth through M&A in local and foreign markets. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Managing Director Eduardo Uribe discusses how M&A activity will shake out in the region this year. Watch

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