The EMIS database contains 150,000+ M&A and ECM deals with proprietary research and forecasts and is a part of a broader information platform which also contains company, sector and macroeconomic intelligence for a range of emerging markets.


The data below is an accumulation of deal flow within each month, including both disclosed and estimated undisclosed deal value.

August 2020

Regions covered include Central & Southeast Europe, Middle East & Africa, The Caucasus & Central Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Emerging Asia.

Q2 2020

EMIS M&A Quarterly Index Methodology 


The EMIS M&A Index is a single, easy to understand quarterly indicator of mergers and acquisitions activity across global emerging markets. It shows how M&A develops in each quarter since the beginning of 2015 when the index was launched with a baseline value of 100...



A monthly round-up of the top M&A deals for Emerging Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East & Africa and Europe.

August 2020 Top M&A Deals per region​

August was even a slower month for Emerging Europe compared to July, with 118 deals that barely hit the EUR 1bn mark.

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July 2020 Top M&A Deals per region

The restructuring of China’s oil and gas sector led to PipeChina buying USD 56bn worth of PetroChina and Sinopec assets.

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June 2020 top M&A deals by region

In one of the largest global energy infrastructure transactions, ADNOC agreed to sell 49% of ADNOC Gas Pipeline.

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May 2020 top M&A deals by region

The Indian digital services company, Jio, has become a magnet for private equity firms, with USD 65bn valuation. 

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April 2020 top M&A deals by region

Facebook announced that it will acquire a 9.99% stake in Indian digital company Jio Platforms for INR 435bn (USD 5.7bn).

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March 2020 top M&A deals by region

CPF won the bidding race to acquire the Thai and Malaysian operations of British retailer Tesco with an offer of USD 10.6bn. 

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February 2020 top M&A deals by region

For a second consecutive month, no deals in Latin America & the Caribbean surpassed USD 1bn in value.

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January 2020 top M&A deals by region

The month was dominated by big deals for minority stakes in China, with the top two deals accumulatively over 2 USD bn in value.

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December 2019 top M&A deals by region

In the first major purchase of an overseas lender, Bangkok Bank agreed to take over 89% of Indonesia's Bank Permata.

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An archive of our M&A related articles posted on EMIS.

Delivery Hero boosts q-commerce footprint in MENA with InstaShop deal

Berlin-based food delivery major Delivery Hero has acquired InstaShop.

28 Sep, 2020

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COVID-19: British drugmaker AstraZeneca shares rise amid UK vaccine trials

Shares rose 1 per cent to 8,515 pence on Monday 14th September.

15 Sep, 2020

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COVID-19: Gold beginning to be seen as a safer option for investors

The reduction in interest rates has meant that gold has emerged as a safer option.

25 Aug, 2020

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China kicks off major oil & gas reshuffle with USD 56bn worth of deals

China has initiated its biggest oil and gas sector reform in the last 20 years.

24 Aug, 2020

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COVID-19: S&P reaches pre-pandemic levels with new record

The index had shown an improvement of around 55 per cent since March 23rd.

19 Aug, 2020

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Will telco Oi face a bidding war for its mobile unit?​

The largest Brazilian fixed telephone operator became the country’s largest-ever bankruptcy protection case in 2016.

29 Jul, 2020

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COVID-19: U.S. stocks at highest point since February

The Nasdaq 100 soared, with Amazon.com and Zoom Technologies seeing a rise in demand.

21 Jul, 2020

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COVID-19: IPOs surge following change in manner of deals 

IPO deal structure, and how they are conducted, has shifted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 Jul, 2020

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Chinese classified major 58.com goes private in USD 8.7bn deal

The buyer group includes Warburg Pincus Asia, General Atlantic Singapore, Ocean Link Partners and others.

29 Jul, 2020

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Indofood’s ICBP satiates hunger with USD 3bn buy of instant noodles maker Pinehill

ICBP expects to join the elite group of multi-national food majors.

24 Jun, 2020

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How India’s Jio Platforms helped Reliance become (almost) net debt-free

The company is known for upending the Indian telecoms market in under four years.

23 Jun, 2020

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Pandemic may produce wave of investments in technology

A significant proportion of survey respondents expect to see an increase in investment within the technology industry.

22 Jun, 2020

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Facebook bets on India users in its biggest acquisition since 2014

Before the Facebook investment, the carrier was wholly-owned by Reliance Industries.

28 May, 2020

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EU members say no to bargain hunters outside bloc

Protections were enforced to shield companies that lost value since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

26 May, 2020

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Plunging valuations spur a hunt for deals - Appeasing fears of M&A dearth

Private equity dealmakers seek to take advantage of lower valuations. 

29 Apr, 2020

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Rosneft withdraws from Venezuela in USD 4bn asset disposal

In exchange for the assets, Rosneft will take a 9.6% stake in itself.

29 Apr, 2020

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COVID-19: Mexico's M&A activity takes a hit in Q1

Mexico's M&A activity staggered in Q1 2020, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

16 Apr, 2020

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China's firms prepare for discounted European M&A deals

Chinese firms are readying discounted offers for European companies. 

9 Apr, 2020

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Fighting for life, fighting for the economy


The coronavirus outbreak triggered an exodus from riskier markets. 

26 Mar, 2020

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Indebted South African agri-processor Tongaat Hulett offloads starch uni

The transaction with Barloworld is worth ZAR 5.35bn (USD 348mn). 

25 Mar, 2020

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Two countries, one rich woman: Isabel dos Santos


"Africa's richest woman" has been accused of fraud and money laundering. 

24 Feb, 2020

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China Merchants Energy buys four cargo shipping companies

Despite the global emergency caused by the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, Chinese dealmaking has continued.

24 Feb, 2020

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Subdued emerging market M&A activity in 2019


Activity across the four major regions fell year-on-year in 2019.

23 Jan, 2020

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Ukraine raises expectations for privatisation process


Volodymyr Zelensky's administration's aim is for 40% GDP growth over the next five years.

16 Dec, 2019

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