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2017 trends: M&A mega deals and tech IPOs

2017 trends: M&A mega deals and tech IPOs

What’s the outlook for mega transactions and tech deal pipelines? Barclays’ top M&A and Technology, Media and Telecommunications bankers give their insights on the sectors and macro trends to watch this year.

Daily Insights

January 23, 2017

Limited Data

  • This week will be light on the data front, with no critical releases today. The key releases will be ‘flash’ PMIs in Europe, and the first cuts of Q4 GDP in the UK and the US. Ahead of these, both the Italian and UK Constitutional Courts are expected to bring ruling of significance to markets. The UK court will announce whether it will uphold the high court decision on Parliaments involvement in the triggering of Article 50. The Italian courts will rule on the legality of currently proposed changes to the Italicum (lower house) voting system: however our base case is that the system will be reformed by the new government further regardless of this week’s ruling.

  • Economic data are expected to paint a picture of strength in Europe. On Tuesday, we expect euro area (E19) ‘flash’ PMIs (both manufacturing and services) to show positive momentum in the region at the start of 2017. A robust German IFO on Wednesday should continue that theme, along with UK GDP on Thursday where we expect growth to be driven by resilience in the service sector.


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