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Slowdown in M&A activity raises concerns for legal sector, but fintech may be silver bullet

Global M&A activity was 18 per cent lower in the first quarter of 2016 than in the same period last year, but despite concerns over profitability, a survey of finance directors by Thomson Reuters Legal reveals optimism over the future of fintech

Online pharmacies merge in £40m deal

Pharmacy2U and ChemistDirect.co.uk announced a merger to strengthen the online pharmacy ecosystem in the UK

Twitter acquires London-based machine learning tech for $150m

Magic Pony Technology developed a unique machine learning technique for visual processing - technology that offers a lot of potential for the social media giant

eBay acquires Ticketbis for $165m

Fast-growth secondary ticket marketplace, Ticketbis, is now part of the StubHub portfolio in a $165m deal that unifies the sector for global expansion

The FedEx-TNT merger could mark the end of 'ugly freight'

As the FedEx-TNT merger concludes, international parcel broker ParcelHero warns the takeover could mean increased costs and transit times for large and heavy items

FedEx acquires TNT Express

The €4.4 billion acquisition combines the strengths of the world’s largest air express network and an extensive European road network

Farooq Mohammed and Steve Wright.

Rethink Group acquires Digital Gurus to "future-proof" talent management

Southwark-based global recruiter Rethink Group acquires Digital Gurus in a deal which is expected to boost Rethink's turnover to £140m this year

Market data giants merge in a deal worth £9m

This merger sees the two of the world's biggest market data companies join forces in a "transformational" deal

This is the company's third acquisition in two years.

App Annie acquires marketing data startup, clarifies IPO rumours

Following a successful Series E funding round, the company has aggressively grown to expand its tech portfolio

The average M&A consultant currently closes four deals per year on average but wants to complete eight M&A per year

M&A transactions taking too long to close, say dealmakers

Advisers tired of lengthy deal processes, research reveals

Management buyouts: Appetite is at a five-year high

Investor appetite for management buyouts on the rise

Desire for management deals hits five-year high, according to a report by Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School

Ageing workforce: The positive ageing company aims to help older workers

Mercer acquires the Positive Ageing Company

Positive Ageing Company helps older workers to manage every aspect of their professional life

Travel Network: TTN is the largest in Europe

Internal management buyout at the Travel Network Group

Newly-established TTNG Investments Limited to take on running of the business

PWC: The professional services company is taking over Outbox

PWC agree deal to buy customer experience consultancy Outbox

New technology acquisition provides PwC with specialised cloud-based solutions across the UK and Europe 

Insurance cover: Armour Group is based in Bermuda

Cobalt Insurance sells strategic equity share to Armour Group

Lesmoir-Gordon, Boyle & Co. Limited plays big advisory role on deal

Electric appliances: GE is already a well-respected name in China

Qingdao Haier’s acquisition of GE’s appliance business ‘makes strategic sense’ for both parties

Chinese firm's dea to take control of GE’s appliance division went through last week after a proposed deal with Electrolux fell through

Top acquisitions: The US dominates the top deals

Top 15 M&A deals of 2015 revealed

Thomson Reuters report shows US dominance and big deals in healthcare & food sectors

Pharma giants: Shire is one of the UK's biggest companies

Shire finalises Baxalta acquisition in $32bn deal

Pharma giant announces successful conclusion to the long-running negotiations

Sportswear brands: The acquisition brings together two big names

Mysportgroup acquired by 21sportgroup

Full acquisition of mysportgroup GmbH Extends 21sportsgroup's product portfolio to include Sports Marketplace VAOLA

Online booking: Booktable is one of Europe's top reservation sites

Michelin acquires Booktable to corner online restaurant reservation market

Announcement follows a multi-year partnership between the two companies in 2013

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