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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
 
Debt rebalancing to boost MENA bond market

Debt rebalancing to boost MENA bond market

Shift from loans to debt market helps support bond pipeline; MENA M&A activity down 48 pct in 2011; Equity markets remain nervous, IPOs in high single-digits in 2012

January 15, 2012 5:30
 

Dubal CEO: no immediate bond plans open to M&A

Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) has no immediate plans to issue bonds, its chief executive officer told Reuters on Thursday.

December 22, 2011 1:34
 
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
 
MENA M&As survive on mid-size deals and SWFs

MENA M&As survive on mid-size deals and SWFs

Modest recovery is expected in mergers and acquisitions across MENA next year, with most driven by mid-size restructuring. Not a bad start for 2012, but not great either.

September 26, 2011 12:25
 
Lost taste for most ventures

Lost taste for most ventures

Middle East investment banking sees big decline in Q1 2011, as investors shy away from capital markets and indicate crippled appetite for deals, says Thomson Reuters.

April 10, 2011 3:17
 
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
 

MidEast bankers see M&A rebound in 2011-report

Bankers see 20 pct rise in M&A volumes - report * Saudi Arabia's mid-market sector seen most active; Buyer/seller discrepancies, valuations still a concern.

February 13, 2011 4:14
 
Action at last… but is it the right sort?

Action at last… but is it the right sort?

If you’re not being merged or acquired, you’re missing the boat, apparently. Kipp takes a look at a business activity that is recovering well, according to reports. But is it a good thing?

February 2, 2011 3:11