During the first six months of 2012, 38 firm offers for target companies listed on the Main Market or with shares admitted to trading on AIM, subject to the Takeover Code, have been announced. More than half of those were offers for AIM companies.
This market analysis report from PLC What's Market provides a round up of key highlights and trends in UK public M&A activity over the course of the first half of 2012. The review analyses those 38 firm offers and looks at the effects of certain of the recent Code changes over the last six months.
All information has been extracted from the PLC What's Market deals and AGMs database, where you can search and compare a range of public company transactions and AGM materials.