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The PwC transaction services practice provides tactical and strategic thinking on a wide range of issues that affect the deal community.
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- Valuation multiples and purchase allocation trends
5/27/15 | Transaction services
What are the latest comparable statistics for mergers and acquisitions and active trades in the financial services industry? Check out PwC's quarterly valuation summaries for the Banking, Insurance and Asset Management sectors. Insights include: trends in market multiples, related transactions, and transaction benchmarking analysis.
- US Technology deals insights - Q1 2015 update
5/22/15 | Transaction services
The first quarter maintained the momentum seen over the past several years, albeit a decline from the peaks witnessed at the end of 2014. With a clear return toward the middle market, deal volumes were prominent but megadeals were scarce, resulting in a noticeable decline in total value.
- US Health Services Deals Insights - Q1 2015 update
5/18/15 | Transaction services
The year is off to a rapid start with deal volume and disclosed value up 19% and 92%, respectively, in Q1 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014. The most notable sectors were Managed Care, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation, Physician Practice, and Private Equity while Home Health, Hospitals, and Labs, MRI, & Dialysis lagged behind.
- Chapter 11: Applications and Advantages in European High Yield Restructurings
5/8/15 | Transaction services
The European high-yield debt market has seen tremendous growth since the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to 2008, most European issuers with non-investment grade credit ratings obtained financing privately from banks rather than issue debt on public markets. That pattern has changed dramatically, however. More stringent capital requirements under Basel III have prompted European banks to reduce their corporate lending, forcing many lower-rated companies to borrow on public markets for the first time
- Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Deals Insights Quarterly Q1 2015
5/5/15 | Transaction services
The pharmaceutical and life sciences (PLS) industry saw an astronomical increase in deal value, as compared to previous quarters and the entire year of 2014. In Q1, there were 35 deals completed, representing deal value of $166.3 billion, a value higher than 2014 total deals alone. In our market spotlight, we take a look at Japan, a country that is facing dynamic changes in the marketplace as medical costs are becoming an increasing focus of the Japanese Government. Additionally, as there are transformational shifts within the PLS and healthcare industries, PwC shares insights on the new era of the “New Health Economy”.
- US retail and consumer deals insights: Q1 2015 update
4/30/15 | Transaction services
Consumer sentiment continued its upward trend in the first quarter of 2015, reaching a ten-year peak due to more favorable prospects for the domestic economy, including gains in employment and incomes, as well as declines in gas prices.
WebcastPwC’s Deals Practice - Business Recovery Services - creating opportunities in a challenging energy sector - Webcast replay
4/29/15 | Transaction services
PwC’s Deals Practice invites you to watch their recorded webcast, focused on energy deal activity. This webcast offers an overview of the distressed markets, discusses the impact of current commodity prices in the energy sector, and touches on key considerations and opportunities in the marketplace.
- IPOs Take a Breath in Q1 2015 After a Sizzling 2014, According to PwC’s Deals Practice
4/7/15 | Transaction services
US IPO proceeds slowed down to levels not seen since the first quarter of 2012 when the IPO market was rebounding from the financial crisis, with 41 IPOs raising $6.2 billion, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly survey by PwC US.
WebcastPwC’s Deals Practice – Strategic Alliances: Rethinking business models for growth webcast
3/2/15 | Transaction services
In 2015, one in two global CEOs, and 44% of US CEOs, plan to enter a strategic alliance. Watch our recorded webcast where we discuss types of strategic alliances and how they can be used as a growth strategy, pitfalls to watch out for, and key factors for success.
- US technology deal insights - Analysis and trends in US technology 2015
2/25/15 | Transaction services
With 2014 noted for a series of record-setting and transformative deals, momentum is expected to carry over into 2015 as deal-makers continue to invest in cloud, mobile and security and seek out emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT).
- Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Deals Insights Quarterly Q4 2014
2/17/15 | Transaction services
Deal activity remained strong from the prior quarter as there was over $105 billion in announced and pending deals suggesting robust M&A activity may continue into 2015. As companies complete deals, integration becomes critical to achieving synergies. In this publication, we explore some of the methods being used to maximize synergies in the R&D function. Additionally this quarter's report's market spotlight looks at how Canada is essential to the development of future IP for companies within the industry. Canada has focused on becoming one of the most cost-effective countries for clinical development among the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations.
- 2014 US Capital Markets watch - analysis and trends
2/10/15 | Transaction services
The improving U.S. macro environment, record low interest rates, the stock market’s steady rise, and overall low volatility all contributed to strong U.S. capital markets in 2014. These market dynamics also drove initial public offering (IPO) volume leading to value highs not seen since 2000
- US retail and consumer deals insights: 2014 year in review and 2015 outlook
2/5/15 | Transaction services
US retail and consumer (R&C) total transaction value for 2014 hit a five-year high and surpassed the $100 billion mark for the second year in a row.
- Business Recovery Services industry insights – Retail
12/10/14 | Transaction services
For many companies in the retail industry—a sector of the U.S. economy already facing significant uncertainty and growing distress—the holiday shopping season is causing anxiety.
- 2014 IPOs Raise Highest Proceeds Since 2000, According to PwC’s Deals Practice
12/9/14 | Transaction services
Throughout 2014, the U.S. IPO market put in its strongest performance since 2000, as a broad range of companies took advantage of strong equity markets and an accommodative financing environment to raise capital, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly survey by PwC US.
WebcastPwC Deals Practice Initial Public Offerings: The Market, Non-GAAP Measures and Internal controls
11/24/14 | Transaction services
Today’s IPO environment requires companies to stay on top of the latest updates and market conditions. Many companies are looking to support growth strategies, take advantage of new opportunities and proactively manage their capital structures. Accessing the capital markets in the form of a public offering – either through equity, debt or a spin off – requires a great deal of planning and preparation.
- US retail and consumer deals insights: Q3 2014 update
11/4/14 | Transaction services
Eleven mega deals drove significant deal activity in Q3-2014, positioning the R&C deals market to outperform last year's strong performance. Retail sales and economic trends continue to improve, leading to higher levels of consumer confidence as we head into the holiday season. IPO activity slowed in the third quarter of 2014 in terms of both volume and value after strong performance in the second quarter of 2014 with only two IPOs in Q3-2014. However, the pipeline looks stronger for the fourth quarter.
WebcastPwC Deals Practice Year-End M&A Outlook for 2015 webcast
11/3/14 | Transaction services
This webcast will review the current state of the M&A market in the US, the trends impacting dealmaking, what we envision the deal market could look like in 2015, and key considerations for successfully executing your deal.
- Q3 2014 US technology deal insights
10/29/14 | Transaction services
While momentum continues apace with slightly fewer but larger deals, the third quarter experienced an unprecedented series of spin off announcements from technology titans that signal fundamental competitive shifts. Healthy valuations, built-up cash reserves and the ability to leverage equity enabled strategic buyers to lead the way, while private equity remained active on both the buy and sell side.
- How non-GAAP Measures Can Impact Your IPO
10/29/14 | Transaction services
A successful IPO depends on a thorough understanding of how non-GAAP measures can impact the way your company is viewed by potential investors.
- PwC IPO Watch Finds Q3 IPO Market Proceeds Raise $38.1 Billion
10/8/14 | Transaction services
The US IPO market continued to demonstrate significant investor interest in initial public offerings (IPOs) in the third quarter of 2014.
- Q2 2014 US technology deal insights
8/7/14 | Transaction services
Extending the positive momentum from the second half of 2013, equity markets set new highs, IPO markets reached activity levels not seen in years, VC investments harkened back to 2000 levels, and economic outlooks remained modestly optimistic across sectors. Private equity (PE) continued to play an active role in technology, though challenged by strategic buyers who are able to leverage healthy valuations and substantial amounts of cash on hand.
- PwC Reports Robust IPO Market Surpasses $21 Billion in Q2 Proceeds, Best Quarter Volume Since 2007
7/10/14 | Transaction services
The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) finished on a strong note late in the second quarter of 2014, recording the highest quarterly deal volume since the fourth quarter of 2007.
- Q1 2014 US Health Services deals insights
5/21/14 | Transaction services
In the first quarter of 2014, the total volume of deals remained consistent with the same period in 2013; however, the value of announced deals rose 152% to $12.3 billion.
- Q1 2014 US technology deal insights
5/21/14 | Transaction services
Technology deals for the first quarter of 2014 started strong, continuing the momentum of the second-half surge of 2013. Equity markets remained near record highs and IPO activity remained robust in an improving economy. Software and Internet deals continue to dominate as cloud, mobile and data drive much of the industry focus today.
- US Entertainment Media and Communications deal insights: Q1 2014
5/14/14 | Transaction services
The entertainment, media and communications (EMC) deal market is off to a strong start with a few high dollar deals announced in the first quarter. We cover the landscape of deals including private equity and cross-border deals, and dive deep into the emergence of Multi-Channel Networks (MCN) as the new hot property in the digital video space. We recap recent deal activity in the most active sectors, including: Broadcasting, Communications, Internet Related/Information Services, Recreation & Leisure and Film/Content.
- Specialty third-party logistics providers: A busy market for transactions in 2014
4/23/14 | Transaction services
The number of logistic transactions is on the rise and private equity and industry players continue to look for strategic purchases, particularly of specialty 3PL providers. Third-party logistics providers are becoming increasingly indispensable due to their high level of customization, service quality, or service accuracy. Because of the number of well-capitalized players and the need for this operational intelligence and sophisticated capabilities, we expect this momentum of deals to continue.
- PwC’s Q1 IPO Watch Finds IPOs Continue to Dominate the Capital Markets as Activity More than Doubles Compared to Q1 2013
4/2/14 | Transaction services
The robust market for initial public offerings (IPOs) continued in the first quarter of 2014, and momentum is expected to remain strong into the second quarter, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly survey of IPOs listed on U.S. stock exchanges by PwC US.
- Acquiring Innovation: Strategic deal-making to create value through M&A
4/2/14 | Transaction services
M&A in pursuit of innovation is a high-potential source of growth. That's what we learned in a survey of tech companies, where 76 percent of innovation-focused acquisitions met or exceeded expectations. Led by the right inorganic growth strategy and accompanied by a holistic approach to deal execution, business leaders in all industry sectors can apply key lessons learned from innovation-intensive industry sectors to their own business and accelerate growth. Read to explore the key success factors in acquiring innovation.
- Game on: Private Equity Investment in Africa
4/2/14 | Transaction services
Over the past several years, interest in Africa as a destination for investment has been growing at a steady clip. Private equity was the first to make serious inroads into this heterogeneous continent of 54 countries. More recently, multinational corporations and a variety of other investors have entered the fray.
- M&A Integration: Looking beyond the here and now. PwC’s 2014 M&A Integration Survey Report
4/1/14 | Transaction services
In 2008 and 2011, our tri-annual M&A Integration survey reports underscored the need for early planning and an accelerated transition as critical factors for successful integration.
This 2014 survey report confirms these factors remain in today’s deals, and offers additional insights – showing that while early planning and rapid transition remain important, the commitment to integration completion over the long-term can be the deciding factor for deal success.