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Slowing growth weighs on Middle East M&A values

Slowing growth weighs on Middle East M&A values

Mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East and North Africa rose slightly in 2011, but the combined value of deals fell by more than a quarter as slower economic growth weighed on prices, Ernst & Young said on Sunday.

February 6, 2012 2:25
 
UAE’s Natl Bank of Abu Dhabi appoints M&A head

UAE’s Natl Bank of Abu Dhabi appoints M&A head

National Bank of Abu Dhabi has appointed Michael Aissaoui as head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to expand the bank's advisory business, it said on Monday.

January 23, 2012 2:36
 
RBS to sell Middle East M&A business

RBS to sell Middle East M&A business

Five potential parties interested in business - source; Sale part of RBS' global exit from investment banking; Mideast corporate finance head to leave post

January 16, 2012 12:26
 
On the road again—Dubai draws back suitcase banking

On the road again—Dubai draws back suitcase banking

The GCC barely has work for one hub, despite hopeful construction of three in the region. And without much activity, Dubai is forced to re-embrace suitcase banking, says Una Galani.

October 17, 2011 1:47
 
Zain Saudi deal could be completed in eight weeks -Batelco CEO

Zain Saudi deal could be completed in eight weeks -Batelco CEO

Despite losses forecast in Q2 for Zain Saudi, Batelco’s deal to buy the telco firm in a $950m JV with Kingdom Holding is expected to wrap up in two months.

July 14, 2011 1:00
 
Middle East unrest to delay regional deals: StanChart

Middle East unrest to delay regional deals: StanChart

Expect regional deal activity to be flat compared to last year; restructuring-related M&A deals to take more time; lender focusing on fragmented industries for deals

March 21, 2011 6:07
 
Looking at Landmark

Looking at Landmark

Kipp takes a closer look at Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the region’s largest and fastest growing retail operations.

October 11, 2010 3:02