Our EMIS Insights M&A reports provide analytical summary of mergers and acquisitions activity in key emerging regions and countries. Data is collected from sources such as company press releases, advisory submissions, stock exchange disclosures, business publications, and other.
The report contents include regional and country overviews of M&A by deal volume and value, activity by sectors, foreign investors, private equity, valuation trends, top M&A deals and IPOs, advisory league tables, analysis of latest developments and future expectations.
The reports are published each quarter. Most of the data is cumulative, spanning the full period covered by the report.
During H1 2020, Africa and the Middle East region experienced declines in the number of M&A deals and in their aggregate value by 13% and 55% y/y. Across countries in Africa, H1 2020 M&A activity was down in Kenya to 38 deals (8 less y/y), ...View more details
The volume of mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and the Caribbean plunged by 34% y/y in the first half of 2020 to 575 transactions, as the spread of Covid-19 took toll on market activity. Unlike Q1, in the second quarter all major economies ...View more details
Emerging Europe M&A activity continued its decline in Q2 2020, with many deals put on hold or scrapped entirely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A few large deals helped the Turkish M&A scene post a good quarter value-wise, but overall across ...View more details
In Q1 2020, Africa and the Middle East region saw the number of M&A deals and their aggregate value drop by 12% and 79% y/y, respectively. Across countries in Africa, Q1 2020 M&A activity was down notably in Kenya to 18 deals for Q1 2020, 4 ...View more details
The number of mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and the Caribbean plunged by 27% in the first three months of 2020 to 321 transactions, as global markets were rattled by uncertainty related to the spread of Covid-19. With the exception ...View more details
The start of 2020 was marked by significantly lower M&A activity compared to the same time last year due to fears for the economy and the poor outlook for many businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Deals were down by 15% y/y to 444, while ...View more details
The number of M&A deals in Africa and the Middle East, as well as their aggregate value, increased by 11% each in 2019. Across countries in Africa, 2019 M&A activity was down in Egypt (34 deals in total, 11 less y/y) but significantly higher ...View more details
Forecasts for Latin America’s M&A market in 2019 were modest and with the year behind us, it is time for conclusions. EMIS figures show that activity in the region indeed remained flat, inching down by just one deal to 1,649 transactions. ...View more details
The number of deals in Africa and the Middle East increased by 22.5% y/y during the first nine months of 2019, and the aggregate value of M&A was up by 24.9%. Across countries in Africa, Q1-Q3 M&A activity was just a tad lower in Egypt (32 ...View more details
M&A activity in Latin America saw 379 deals in Q3, a significant decline compared to the previous quarter. Y/y however numbers were slightly up, supported by the stronger performance from H1 - deals grew by 3.3% to 1,252 while their aggregate ...View more details