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 2019, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East increased by 15% y/y to 414, and their aggregate value surged 67% reaching USD 42.7bn. Activity on the African continent was just a tad lower in Egypt (18 deals total, 1 less y/y) and ...View more details
In Q1 2019, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 2% y/y but their aggregate value surged 87%. The financial sector ranked first by number of transactions (28 in total for both regions), around a quarter of which attracted PE ...View more details
In 2018, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 17% y/y but their aggregate value rose by 22%. M&A activity during the period declined in most of the larger African countries. The slowdown was particularly noticeable in ...View more details
In the first nine months of 2018, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 21% y/y to 517, but their aggregate value rose also by 21% to USD 40.7bn. M&A activity during the period declined in most of the larger African ...View more details
In the first six months of 2018, the number of deals in Africa and the Middle East dropped by 24% y/y to 343, while their aggregate value remained unchanged at USD 25.8bn. M&A deal flow declined in most of the countries across Africa. The ...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