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Who's next?

It’s not difficult to appreciate why investors take positions in companies in anticipation of an M&A deal. Analysis from Factset Mergerstat/BVR shows that the average share price premium in takeover situations in the years 2004-14 ranged from 23-37 per cent – with the percentage return trending upwards since the global financial crisis, a point borne out by our in-house data, which reveals a 46 per cent premium over the past couple of years.

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