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M&A market down, but hardly out, in the first half of 2022

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The FINANCIAL —  Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the first half of 2022 resets to pre-pandemic levels of approximately 25,000 deals. Lower valuations are expected to bring better opportunities for dealmakers to generate healthy returns, as evidenced by recent public-to-private transactions which increased by more than 50% in 2022 compared to the prior year period, according to PwC.…

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M&A market down, but hardly out, in the first half of 2022

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The FINANCIAL —  Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the first half of 2022 resets to pre-pandemic levels of approximately 25,000 deals. Lower valuations are expected to bring better opportunities for dealmakers to generate healthy returns, as evidenced by recent public-to-private transactions which increased by more than 50% in 2022 compared to the prior year period,…

Nasdaq and ADX sign new market technology agreement

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The FINANCIAL — Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has taken a key step towards launching a derivatives market this year by signing an agreement with Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) to deliver marketplace technology solutions, including matching, real-time clearing and settlement technology, Nasdaq notes.…

Carrefour sells 60% of its Fintech Market Pay to AnaCap Financial Partners

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The FINANCIAL — Carrefour announces the disposal of a 60% stake in its Market Pay payments platform to AnaCap Financial Partners, a specialist investor in European financial services, in order to accelerate its development and diversification. This all-cash transaction values Market Pay at an enterprise value of c.300 million euros.Developed by Carrefour teams since in…

SZSE observes trading of convertible bonds and warns investors about trading risks

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The FINANCIAL — The convertible bond market was active recently, with drastic price fluctuations. The trading prices of some convertible bonds seriously deviated from their companies’ stock prices. By the close of trading on October 23, four convertible bonds on SZSE recorded a conversion premium of over 150%, among which, Henghe Convertible Bond (123013) had…

LINK Mobility got listed on Oslo Børs

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The FINANCIAL — The software company LINK Mobility has today been listed on Oslo Børs (ticker code: LINK). LINK Mobility is one of Europe’s leading providers of mobile messaging and Communications Platform as a Service («CPaaS») solutions. “Becoming a stock exchange listed company marks a significant milestone on the way to our ambitious goal of becoming a global leader in…

Making Science got listed on Euronext Growth Paris

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The FINANCIAL — Euronext, Europe’s leading capital markets operator, announced today that 7,062,300 shares of Making Science, a technology and digital marketing consultancy firm specialising in e-commerce and digital transformation, have begun trading through a dual listing on Euronext Growth Paris. The incorporation of the Spanish firm confirms Euronext’s position as the leading market for…

The cleantech company Volue got listed on Merkur Market

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The FINANCIAL — The cleantech company Volue has today been admitted to trading on Merkur Market (ticker code: VOLUE-ME). “We offer digital platforms and solutions to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time – the massive transition from fossil to renewable energy production”, states Volue on its homepage. Recently, Volue raised NOK 1 billion through a private placement, consisting of NOK 500 million in new…

The cleantech company HydrogenPro admitted to trading

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The FINANCIAL — The cleantech company HydrogenPro has today been admitted to trading on Merkur Market (ticker code: HYPRO-ME). HydrogenPro provide customised turn-key plants for large-scale production of green hydrogen to global industrial clients. HydrogenPro recently raised NOK 600 million through a private placement, consisting of NOK 550 million in new shares and NOK 50 million from existing shareholders. …

Office property market to recover from large occupancy loses in 2022

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The FINANCIAL — Amid the job losses, business closures, and about 40% to 50% of office workers still working from home, office occupancy suffered its biggest loss yet in the second quarter of 2020, according to NAR’s latest October Commercial Market Insights report. The West and South regions suffered the largest office occupancy losses, led by San…

Take-home grocery sales continue to rise in the UK

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The FINANCIAL — Kantar’s latest grocery market share figures show take-home grocery sales rose by 9.4% during the 12 weeks to 4 October 2020. However, in the shorter term, sales increased by 10.6% over the latest four weeks, an acceleration from September. Shoppers are moving a greater proportion of their eating and drinking back into…