What a difference a year makes…

As has been well documented, the value of announced global M&A deals in 2015 finally overtook the record levels recorded in 2007, a major contributing factor to this record breaking year being the "mega deals" carried out between multinational corporates in a few key industry sectors.

Super returns for playing the (very) long game

Cast your mind back to 2000 and see if you can remember; the dot com bubble burst, the new Millennium, Nokia phones, teen pop music and fashion styles represented by “Mash-up”, but more importantly Softbank’s USD 20m investment into Alibaba.com Corporation