#mergers and acquisitions

Midis SI Group acquires Abu Dhabi-based IT services company MAGNOOS

Founder Michael Halas to continue running MAGNOOS as managing partner

Mimecast acquires anti-phishing technology provider MessageControl

MessageControl uses machine learning to protect emails

Microsoft talks to acquire TikTok to continue after Trump’s about-turn

US President agrees to 45-day window for negotiations between Microsoft and ByteDance

Dubai UAE

JPMorgan sees virus fallout stoking Middle East deals into 2021

The first six months saw $72bn of bond issuance from the region

Abu Dhabi’s Edge to acquire Lockheed Martin shares

AMMROC is the region’s only authorised Lockheed Martin C-130 Service Centre.

Coronavirus pandemic drags global M&A to lowest level since 2012

Little more than $1 trillion of deals have been announced this year, making for the slowest first half since 2012