October smashes merger records as megadeals lead the charge

Phrases like ‘merger mania’ and ‘merger frenzy’ have been bandied about in recent days, such is the uplift in recent M&A activity. In fact, October has been ranked as one of the busiest months for M&A in history with almost half a trillion dollars of mergers and acquisitions announced globally.

‘Weaker sterling makes British businesses look like a bargain’.

In a recent CNBC interview Karri Vuori, head of M&A at Panmure Gordon, describes the problems behind the collapse of William Hill’s merger with fellow gambling companies Rank and 888. Watch the full video below.


South African retailer Steinhoff has secured its European deal with Poundland for £597 million


What is the potential impact of the UKs decision to leave the EU on mergers and acquisitions?

 “The LSE merger with Deutsche Boerse would be very good commercially, yet on a financial level there are some concerns”

In a recent CNBC interview Karri Vuori, ‎head of M&A at Panmure Gordon says the ingredients that led to a boom in M&A in 2015 are still present for 2016. Watch the full video below.

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Sunday Times: Panmure Gordon reinvents the merchant bank

CEO Ian Axe speaks with the Sunday Times about reinventing Panmure Gordon as a modern merchant bank