Global Mega-Deals Make a Comeback
Merrill Corporation posts their latest industry analysis – a free report (but registration required).
The Monthly M&A Insider explores the numbers, movements and trends in the global M&A market as well as revealing the top financial and legal advisers – both globally and broken down across six regions (North America, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan). Q3 2016 closes short of the record highs reached last year, with political uncertainty across Europe and the US, increased regulation and decreased confidence levels all weighing on dealmakers’ minds. However, in better news, September has posted the highest deal value of any month this year to date, and Q3 is up 8.8% on Q2 deal values from US$747.1bn to US$814.4bn. This hike was not reflected in deal volume though, as September saw the fewest deals for any month this year, with 1,217 transactions – 221 fewer deals than September 2015. • North America and Europe were the biggest contributors to Q3 deal values at US$1.0tn and US$529.4bn respectively.