The Global Corporate Advisor Newsletter - Sept. 2015 issue

Welcome to the September issue of The Global Corporate Advisor. In this issue, we take a closer look at the challenges connected with identifying and realizing synergies in transactions. Data shows that over 50% of mergers are unsuccessful, which underscores the relevance of this article. From our Paris office, we have an insightful data-driven article analyzing the valuation methods used during public takeover bids. The studies carried out by the authors examine the relevance, foundation, scope and limits of each valuation method. Finally, this newsletter has a special focus on the merger and acquisition activity in China in the first half of this year. The M&A market is volatile but volumes are growing, particularly in the IT and clean tech sectors. Inbound cross-border M&A has also grown in volumes and ratio.