Deal Making in Uncertain Times -
A deep dive into Q3

Join the Refinitiv Deals Intelligence team to get the latest insights on the deal making landscape as Q3 comes to an end.
It's been a tumultuous year for deal making and as we head towards the final quarter of 2020, we can begin to see glimpses of the effects this has had on the M&A landscape:

  • Worldwide Deal Making Falls 25% as Quarterly M&A Increases 51%; Deals between $5-$10 billion Up 13%; Lowest YTD since 2013

  • U.S. M&A Decreases 48% to Eight-Year Low; Europe Deal Making Up 13%; Asia Pacific M&A Up 12%

  • Technology, Financials, Energy & Power and Industrials Lead 2020 Deals

  • Cross-Border Deal Making Down 3%; Emerging Markets M&A Down 7%

Join the webinar to hear the Deals Intelligence team take a closer look at the above and much more!
Webinar info
Date:  Thursday 15 October 2020
Time:  09:00 - 10:00 EST / 14:00 - 15:00 BST / 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Duration:  1 hour

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Matthew Toole
Director, Deals Intelligence

Matthew Toole serves as Director of Deals Intelligence within Refinitiv’s Investing and Advisory Division and is responsible for communicating broad M&A, capital markets, private equity and venture capital industry trends through regular research reports and the financial media.

Matthew’s research has been featured in various global financial publications including The New York Times and the Financial Times and he has appeared on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange and Squawk Box and The Nightly Business Report. Most recently, Matthew was the Director of Deals Intelligence for the Financial & Risk division of Thomson Reuters. Prior to this appointment, Matthew was the director of media relations for Thomson Financial’s Investment Banking content and managed Thomson Financial’s capital markets content strategy and development including debt and equity research and banking contributor relations.

Matthew started his career as a research analyst in the fixed income group at Thomson Financial Securities Data. Matthew received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College.

Lucille Jones
Analyst, Deals Intelligence

Lucille Jones is a Deals Intelligence Analyst at Refinitiv Capital Markets & Advisory division where she produces sector reviews of the Investment Banking industry.

Prior to her current appointment, Lucille worked in Thomson Financial’s Consulting Services team. She started her career as a research analyst in the fixed income group at Datastream and has twenty years worth of experience in the financial and information services sectors.

Mahmoud Khliefat
Global Sales Readiness Director, Investment Banking

Mahmoud Khliefat serves as Performance Director for M&A and Capital Raising at Refinitiv for EMEA.

Mahmoud’s experience in the investment banking industry includes working as an M&A and corporate finance director specializing in financial institutions. He started his career in corporate banking at Citigroup in Jordan, leading onto roles in Morgan Stanley and Societe General. Mahmoud has delivered strategic, operational and financial solutions by leading 40 transactions and corporate development projects with values ranging between $5mm-$36bn, including insurance largest M&A (Prudential’s attempt to buy AIA) and Societe Generale’s restructuring and sale of its entire Balkans operations.

Mahmoud is an MBA from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln where he was a Fulbright scholar. He also has a BA in finance from the University of Jordan.