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We focus on local and international deals up to US$500 million in value across a wide range of sectors. Since the start of 2012 our partner firms have collectively completed over 230 deals, in 30 countries worldwide with an aggregate value of over US$17.5 billion.

For the latest news and developments from across the Mergers Alliance network please select a link below. 

Mergers Alliance launches Sensors Sector Report, M&A update - Sensors empower the new-age industrial revolution

28th August 2015
Sensor-enabled technologies are pervading practically all areas of life as the development of sophisticated and smaller sensing solutions has seen adoption levels grow across a number of markets, including automotive and transportation, industrial, medical and consumer electronics. Rocketing demand, combined with technological innovations and concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT)1, will result in an impressive growth rate (far outpacing global gross domestic product [GDP]) for the global sensors market over the next five years.
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Headwaters MB Expands TMT Group with New Managing Director Ravi Bhagavan

27th August 2015
Headwaters MB announced that Ravi Bhagavan has recently joined the firm as a Managing Director in its TMT practice. Mr. Bhagavan brings over 18 years of investment banking experience working with IT services, software and telecom companies globally.
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Mr. V. Prakash joined the expanding Singhi family as Director at its Bangalore office.

26th August 2015
Prakash is a hardcore banking professional with over 29 yrs of senior level experience, working across multiple prestigious organizations in India and overseas, having built extensive relationships with corporate & banking fraternity with vast exposure to multiple sectors.
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Capitalmind, Mergers Alliance partner in France and the Benelux, launches Global Packaging Industry and M&A Report

15th July 2015
The packaging industry is experiencing solid growth, especially in plastics, in a fragmented sector from which strong leaders are emerging to address future challenges.
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Mergers Alliance launches Renewable Energy Investment Update - Renewables ride wave of success as opportunities in emerging markets soar

10th July 2015
Global investment in Renewable Energy (RE) approached record levels in 2014, reflecting growing investor confidence and a greater recognition of the attractive opportunities that exist. The prominence of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind, along with the notable and growing shift towards developing markets, will be important contributors to investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity over the next few years.
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Eric Klein, Partner in MA Canada, comments on the M&A landscape of this country in Corporate Financier magazine

2nd July 2015
Canada is a land not only rich in natural resources – its markets are on the up too. Brian Bollen of Corporate Financier, looks at the private equity and M&A landscapes of the ‘Great White North’
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Headwaters MB Expands Debt Capital Advisory Group with New Managing Director Kent Brown

9th June 2015
Mr. Brown brings over 25 years of corporate debt placement and advisory experience having served as the senior banker on over 100 corporate debt transactions during his career for both corporate and sponsor-backed clients.
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Mergers Alliance launches Spring 2015 issue of its international quartely newsletter

25th May 2015
The newsletter includs market updates together with news, events, recruits, deals and publications around the partnership
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Catalyst Corporate Finance has appointed two new partners, Jeremy Harrison and Justin Crowther.

18th May 2015
In addition to two new partners, we have also promoted Ali Robertson and Tom Cowap to Principal.
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Catalyst Success Continues. Justin Crowther wins the award for 'Dealmaker of the Year'

18th May 2015
Catalyst Corporate Finance continued its excellent year with Justin Crowther winning the award for ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the East Midlands Dealmakers dinner held on 14 May 2015 in Nottingham.
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