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 the first six months of 2021, the number of M&A transactions in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 11.5% y-o-y, and their total value declined with 29%, as the second quarter saw fewer large deals compared to the same time last year. ...View more details
During the first quarter of 2021, the number of M&A deals in Africa and the Middle East fell by 19.2% y-o-y, while their total value surged 44.6% on the back of several big mining deals. Across countries in Africa, Q1 2021 M&A deal flow was ...View more details
In 2020, the number of M&A deals and their total value in Africa and the Middle East region declined by 5.4% and 7.5% y-o-y, respectively. Across countries in Africa, 2020 M&A deal flow was down almost everywhere except in Egypt, which had ...View more details
In the first three months of 2018, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 16% from Q4 last year but their value was slightly up by 11%. Compared to the equivalent first quarter of 2017, there were declines in both M&A volume ...View more details
For Q4 alone, in Africa and the Middle East there were 220 deals (12 less y/y) worth USD 12.2bn (27% decline y/y) in total. Yet, for the whole year transactions were 869 (six more compared to 2016), and their aggregate value surged by 26% y/y to USD ...View more details
In Q3 bigger deals in Africa were fewer compared to the first two quarters, and the quarterly value of M&A fell further to USD 3.6bn – the lowest since the end of 2015. However, overall for the nine-month period, the total value of M&A ...View more details
After a particularly strong first quarter due to large deals in the oil & gas sector, African activity in the second quarter of 2017 returned to normal with 142 transactions for USD 4.6bn. Overall for the six months, deal flow was flat y/y at 347 ...View more details