About the research
The research analysed deal flows between 12 selected developed economies - the U.K., U.S., Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Israel, Hong Kong and Japan - and 11 selected emerging economies or regions, comprising India, China, Russia, Brazil, South Korea, Vietnam, Macau, South Africa, Nigeria, the Middle East and Central & Eastern Europe.
Only those transactions classed as "completed" between January 2003 and June 2009 - and which saw a trade buyer taking at least a 10 percent shareholding in an overseas company - were included. Deals which involved backing by a private equity firm or other financial institution were not included.
The data was provided by Zephyr - a Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing product.
ZEPHYR is an information solution containing M&A, IPO and venture capital deals with links to detailed financial company information. It is the combination of M&A data provided by Zephus, and software from Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP). Links to complementary company financials and peer reports from BvDEP's product range are integrated for company valuation and benchmarking.
All new deal records are checked by a senior researcher before they are published. Wherever possible all deals are verified against a primary source. Any modifications or updates to existing deals are also checked prior to re-publishing. ZEPHYR contains information on approaching 650,000 deals with approximately over 75,000 additional deals added each year depending on levels of deal activity. Various deal types are covered on ZEPHYR including: M&A activity, IPOs, joint ventures and private equity deals. No minimum deal value is applied; ZEPHYR is an all-inclusive database of all deal sizes. www.zephyrdealdata.com
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