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Waiting for the dust to settle.(EDITORIAL)
December 1, 2010 ... Many are praying that the euro crisis does not deteriorate even further, and among the most devout supplicants are M&A bankers. The dark cloud of uncertainty hovering over the eurozone is hardly an enticement to deal-making. Valuations...

Hostile Takeovers Reach Three-Year High: Developed Economies Are Witnessing the Return of Hostile M&A, Especially in the Energy Sector. However, the Mismatch in Value Expectations between Buyers and Sellers Continues to Slow and Complicate Transaction Processes in All Regions and Sectors
December 1, 2010 ... The volume of public hostile acquisitions reached a three-year high in the third quarter of 2010 and the total value of public hostiles increased 10-fold when compared with Q3 2009 The latest M&A index from law firm Allen & Overy also...

The holy grail of pricing power--how earnings quality is driving M&A: with sentiment swinging between concern over inflation and deflation, the main focus for companies in either scenario must be to focus on their ability to influence both selling prices and input costs, and so improve their quality of earnings. Michael Cahill looks at ways in which companies in certain sectors I have reacted to these challenges.(MARKET INTELLIGENCE)
December 1, 2010 ... With stock markets highly volatile as economic data reveal conflicting concerns about the future--whether there will be deflation or inflation (and arguably with nobody really knowing)--investors can reverse their views relatively quickly....

Third quarter deal volume recovers: in what is the largest survey in over two years, the acquisition of Scott Wilson Group produces the highest premia of the quarter. Deborah Cust reports.(MARKET INTELLIGENCE)
December 1, 2010 ... The third quarter of 2010 witnessed a revival in both the average premia paid and the volume of UK public takeovers that were eligible for the survey. In what was the largest quarterly survey since the second quarter of 2008, the average premia...

Companies clamour for premium advice.(MARKET INTELLIGENCE)
December 1, 2010 ... Acquisitions Monthly's Global M&A bank of the year, Goldman Sachs, has maintained its position with core clients as an investment for the long term. Many of the bank's key accounts have not been transacting much over the past two years as...