M&A Edge

In-depth, objective risk analysis for high-profile mergers & acquisitions and proxy contests

M&A Edge delivers detailed insight and communication to help clients better understand the strategic rationale for the M&A and its impact on valuation, corporate governance and shareholder rights.

As the environment for contentious mergers & acquisitions and corporate control contests becomes more active and more complex, investors need to understand the risks associated with the deal and how it can affect their fiduciary obligation to vote in a manner that protects and creates shareholder value.

ISS' M&A Edge provides clients with an in-depth assessment of company performance across multiple governance and financial accounting dimensions. Clients are kept abreast of key issues as the deal or contest evolves, with extensive summaries of high profile deals and proxy contests put on the radar screen.

    • Easy-to-read Reports
      • Pipeline, Notes and Analysis are fully integrated into ISS' online platform
    • Continuous Coverage
      • Analysis begins at the deal announcement and continues until the shareholder meeting
    • Objective Analysis
      • Gain information beyond simple headlines, with analysis that addresses whether the M&A is in the best interests of shareholders
    • In-depth Views of the Strategic Rationale
      • Coverage of valuation, corporate governance and shareholder rights issues.
    • High Touch Service
      • Access ISS' experienced analysts to discuss the research.

M&A Edge reports include ongoing analysis of contentious situations 

    • M&A Edge Pipeline
      • Quick-read biweekly report alerting you to potential M&A deals and corporate control contests on the radar screen.
    • M&A Edge Notes
      • Deal notes, which summarize key issues and events taking place throughout the course of the contest.
    • M&A Edge Analysis
      • In-depth research reports and vote recommendations delivered approximately two weeks before the shareholder meeting

M&A Edge clients receive analyses along the full lifecycle of the process, from deal announcement through shareholder meeting.