Global Deals Review: Q2 2011

File photo of a handshake in central London May 1, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Global M&A seen rising, but at slower pace Jun 23, 2011

Announced M&A deals declined in this year's second quarter from the previous three months, casting gloom on hopes of a reviving world economy that will prompt executives to put their cash-rich balance sheets to work. It marked the first sequential quarterly decline in activity measured by deal value in more than a year.  Full Article | Related Story 

    Japanese tourists walk in front of a branch of Woori Bank in Seoul August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

    Bank deals seen driving Asian M&A

    Bank M&A in Asia is set to accelerate over the coming months as small and inefficient lenders in the region look to attain scale and drive shareholder returns.  Full Article 

    A picture illustration of crumpled kuna, Dollar and euro banknotes, taken in Zagreb January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

    Private equity feeds on bite-sized deals

    A small spate of mid-sized deals has pushed private equity-backed activity up 42 percent so far this year, but there is skepticism the mega-buyouts of the latest boom will return.  Full Article 

    Swiss bank UBS Chief Executive Officer Oswald Gruebel attends his company's second quarter results news conference in Zurich July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

    UBS remains defiant in the face of defections

    Hurting after a series of high-profile defections, UBS has dropped out of the top 10 in the rankings of deal advisers, according to Thomson Reuters data.  Full Article 

    A worker climbs down a steel structure at a construction site in Jakarta May 4, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    Frontier Asian markets luring buyout firms

    Private equity deals are likely to warm up in Indonesia and Vietnam as firms worry about prices getting too high in the hot markets of China and India.  Full Article 

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