"There is a great desire to invest," explains Richard Jeanneret, Americas vice chair, transaction advisory services at Ernst & Young. He predicts that we will see an "uptick in investment activity from both the PE and the corporates," once there is less geopolitical uncertainty. In particular, Jeanneret expects to see M&A in healthcare, technology and BRIC countries. He also adds that Turkey, South Africa and Colombia are the next frontier markets for M&A activity. - Katie Roof
Commercial law firm Arqis Rechtsanwälte announced that Christoph von Einem joined the firm as an equity partner and leader of the Munich office. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.