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3 Febbraio 2016

Egitto - Libano - Siria - Iraq - Iran - Bahrein - Qatar - Emirati Arabi Uniti - Oman - Pakistan


2015 has established itself as a record-breakingyear for cross-border M&A post-financial crisis, according to a Cross-Border M&A Index. With corporate deal-making activityat record highs, those companies are also executing record levels ofcross-border transactions, a global trend reflected in the Middle East.The value of cross-regional deals targeting theMiddle East increased significantly over the last year, and the regionexperienced record levels in the value of cross-border deals. The Middle East Index for Q4 2015 is546.5, a massive increase on Q4 2014's 154.1, and far exceeding the previousrecord of 344.9 set in Q3 2012.2015 has seen record breaking cross-border dealsby value in the Middle East, despite a backdrop of political and economicchange.InboundMiddle East M&ACross-regional deals targetingthe Middle East totaled 80 deals valued at US$9.73 billion in 2015, with theUAE featuring as the target country for three out of the top five M&A dealsinto the region.The top countries by valuedriving investment into the region were the US, China and the Netherlands, withacquisitions valued at US$3.21 billion, US$1.75 billion and US$1.57 billionrespectively. The US was also the top bidder country by volume with 39 deals,followed by the UK and China with 10 and six deals respectively.Outbound Middle East M&ACross-regional deals fueled bythe Middle East totaled 105 deals valued at US$76.35 billion, with the UAEdriving two of the top five outbound deals.The US was the top targetcountry by both value and volume, with 21 deals valued at US$44.73 billion.South Africa and Turkey followed the US in terms of deal value, with dealsvalued at US$11.37 billion and US$3.45 billion respectively, while Spain andTurkey were the top target countries behind the US by deal volume, with 11deals each. (ICE DUBAI)