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GLOBAL STATISTICAL UPDATE – XBMA Quarterly Review for Second Quarter 2020

Executive Summary/Highlights Global M&A activity in Q2 2020 dropped to its lowest quarterly levels in more than a decade, as corporate dealmakers paused to weigh the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the responses of governments, businesses and consumers across the world, and many companies devoted all available resources to existence-preserving activities and not growth … Continued

Editors' Note: The XBMA Review is published on a quarterly basis in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of trends and developments. In order to facilitate meaningful comparisons, the XBMA Review has utilized generally consistent metrics and sources of data since inception. We welcome feedback and suggestions for improving the XBMA Review or for interpreting the data.

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U.S. UPDATE – 2020 Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the United States

Cross-Border M&A – 2020 Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the United States M&A continued its robust pace in 2019, with nearly $3.9 trillion in global deal volume for the year, the third-highest volume of the last decade.  The U.S. market was particularly strong, making up for relative weakness in Europe and Asia.  The boom was … Continued

Editors’ Note: This submission updates a checklist co-authored by Messrs. Emmerich and Panovka, members of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable, with their colleagues at Wachtell Lipton, Jodi J. Schwartz, Scott K. Charles, David A. Katz, Andrew J. Nussbaum, Ilene Knable Gotts, Mark Gordon, Joshua R. Cammaker, William Savitt, Andrea K. Wahlquist, Karessa L. Cain, T. Eiko Stange, Joshua M. Holmes, Eric M. Rosof, Gordon S. Moodie, Emil A. Kleinhaus, Edward J. Lee, Raaj S. Narayan, Amy R. Wolf and Matthew T. Carpenter.

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U.S. UPDATE – 2019 Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the United States

Cross-Border M&A – 2019 Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the United States M&A in 2018 began with a bang, with more than $350 billion of deals in January 2018 – a January level not seen since 2000 – and much chatter that M&A volume for the year could hit an all-time record. As it turned … Continued

Editors’ Note: This submission updates a checklist co-authored by Messrs. Emmerich and Panovka, members of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable, with their colleagues at Wachtell Lipton, Jodi J. Schwartz, Scott K. Charles, David A. Katz, Andrew J. Nussbaum, Ilene Knable Gotts, Mark Gordon, Joshua R. Cammaker, William Savitt, Andrea K. Wahlquist, Karessa L. Cain, T. Eiko Stange, Joshua M. Holmes, Eric M. Rosof, Gordon S. Moodie, Emil A. Kleinhaus, Edward J. Lee, Raaj S. Narayan and Matthew T. Carpenter.

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AUSTRALIAN UPDATE: Distressed M&A: Be Diligent

In brief The low oil price and limited capacity for oil and gas producers to further reduce operating costs is presenting challenges for producers of all shapes and sizes. In 2015 we expect that a number of producers will conduct strategic reviews which may lead to the sale of ‘non-core’ assets. Traditional solutions of raising … Continued

Editors’ Note: This article was contributed by Philip Podzebenko, a member of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable.  Mr. Podzebenko is a member of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Corporate Group, which is at the forefront of developments shaping Australia’s corporate landscape.  This article was written by Mr. Podzenbenko’s colleagues at Herbert Smith Freehills: Matthew FitzGerald, Partner, Mary Boittier, Executive Counsel and Peter A Smith, Partner, Brisbane.

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INDIAN UPDATE – COURT BASED RESTRUCTURINGS UNDER THE NEW COMPANIES ACT, 2013

Executive summary: This article briefly examines a few key changes made to the process for court based restructurings introduced by the Companies Act, 2013. Introduction The Companies Act, 2013 (“2013 Act”), having been approved by the Lok Sabha in 2012, was approved by the Rajya Sabha on August 8, 2013 and now only awaits Presidential … Continued

Editors’ Note: Cyril Shroff is the Managing Partner and head of the Corporate group of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. Mr. Shroff is also a member of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable and one of the deans of the Indian corporate bar and a leading authority on Indian M&A, with extensive experience handling many of the largest and most complex domestic and cross-border M&A, takeover, banking and project finance transactions in India. This article was co-authored by Mr. Shroff and Ms. Vandana Sekhri (Partner) of the Mumbai office of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

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RUSSIAN UPDATE – Strategic Crisis Management for Russian Deals

Executive Summary:  From time to time all businesses experience unforeseen legal issues and disputes which may quickly escalate into a crisis if not dealt with properly and in good time.  This article suggests eight points to consider when developing a strategy to deal with a potential crisis, and may be particularly useful for foreign investors … Continued

Editors’ Note: This paper was co-authored by Goltsblat BLP (the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner) partners Ian Ivory, Head of English Law – Corporate Finance, and Simon Allan, Head of Banking and Finance. They often represent international companies in connection with their investments in Russia.

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BELGIAN UPDATE – Amended Procedure for the Liquidation of Belgian Companies

Highlights: On 19 March 2012 the King ratified a new act modifying the Belgian Companies’ Code with respect to the procedure for the liquidation of Belgian companies. The Act comes into force on 17 May 2012. The purpose of the Act is twofold: on the one hand, a series of procedural amendments for company liquidations … Continued

Editors’ Note:  Peter Callens is a partner with Loyens & Loeff and a member of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable.  Mr. Callens is renowned for his national and international corporate practice, with a focus on M&A and transactions in various sectors of industry. This article was co-authored by Robrecht Coppens, senior associate with Loyens & Loeff, who specialises in corporate law, with a particular emphasis on takeovers and M&A.

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XBMA – Quarterly Review for Q1 2011

The attached slides summarize trends in cross-border M&A and strategic investment activity throughout the first quarter of 2011.   Highlights: Global M&A volume for Q1 2011 was US$671.8 billion, up 29.5% as compared to Q1 2010. Cross-border transactions have rebounded substantially from 2009: 38% of Q1 2011 global M&A was cross-border — up slightly from … Continued

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