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.

June - Q2 2020 

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

 June - 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.

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

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

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: 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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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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