On-demand Webinar: What is in store for 2020 global deal making?

As 2019 came to an end, foreign takeovers as a proportion of total global M&A activity slumped to their lowest level in a decade, reinforcing recent signs of a move against globalization. Domestic M&A accounted for 70% of the global total in 2019 - the highest share since 2009, when the global financial crisis led to a sharp slowdown in overall M&A activity.
But while equity capital markets activity declined 3% compared to a year ago, debt capital markets experienced the strongest annual period since records began in 1980.
With this backdrop, in our recent webinar, Refinitiv Deals Intelligence explored what is to come in 2020. Matt Toole, Director, Deals Intelligence, and Lucille Jones, Deals Intelligence Analyst, discuss how M&A and Capital Markets professionals feel about deal making prospects for the year ahead based on results from our annual Deals Makers Sentiment Survey.  

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    Matthew Toole, Director, Deals Intelligence, Refinitiv
    Lucille Jones, Analyst, Deals Intelligence, Refinitiv


Matthew Toole, Director, Deals Intelligence, Refinitiv

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, Refinitiv

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.

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