Hello reader,

Welcome to the April 2021 issue of The Dealmaker.

Merger and acquisitions surged 17.4 percent in the March quarter to USD 25.3 billion across 97 deals, according to a report. According to the report collated by Mergermarket, relaxation in the pandemic restrictions, as well as investor optimism due to vaccine roll-out and government stimulus, have helped the delay activities.

Here are some of the most important M&A news we have read this month:

      • Citigroup Eyes Comeback for $20B Plus Mega-Deal – The Middle Market
      • Virgin Media and O2 merger cleared by competition watchdog – The Guardian
      • Pea Protein Burgers, Healthy Pizza Whet Appetite for M&A – The Middle Market
      • China central banker urges three-pronged approach to green finance – Finance Asia
      • Despite SPAC woes, record-breaking run of money into IPOs may continue – CNBC
      • Will private equity get caught up in a SPAC showdown with regulators? – Pitchbook
      • European soccer’s new Super League casts shadow over PE investment – Pitchbook
      • Singapore’s Grab to go public in $40bn Spac deal – Financial Times