Live TV Contributions

What's Driving the Drop in Global M&A Activity

Ziad Awad, founder and chief executive officer at Awad Capital, discusses the fall in M&A activity in 2016, the impact of low oil prices on the activity and which industries are ripe for consolidation in the region. He speaks to Yousef Gamal El-Din and Rishaad Salamat on "Bloomberg Markets Middle East".



Q1 2016 M&A Update on Dubai TV

Ziad Awad discusses the developments in the M&A market in the first half of 2016 as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. Large mergers in the UAE are helping consolidate and strengthen banks as well as companies in the oil and gas sectors. The overall drop in volumes has been driven by the reduction in outbound Sovereign Wealth Funds acquisitions, while more transactions are taking place on the local market.

Dubai TV 13 April 2016

Ziad discusses the current M&A market in the MENA region after the fall in oil prices and the construction industry's downturn. Regional investors are therefore more interested in investing in sectors like tech, healthcare and education.

CNBC Arabia 7 June 2015

Should GCC Sovereigns be issuing Sukuk to finance their deficits? What are the drivers of M&A activity in the region? And which are the favourite sectors by investors and why?

CNBC Arabia 13 May 2014

Liquidity continues to be very high and is driving activity forward. However valuations remain very reasonable with room for growth. Still a lot of market deregulation is required to support the IPO market and encourage companies to list in the UAE instead of foreign markets.