While initially disappointing, the US$108.8 billion in total global PE transaction value in Q3 represents a greater proportion of overall M&A activity than in Q2
Global M&A is down; Asia, transportation and real estate offer hope.
Abundant cash reserves appear to contribute to Japanese companies’ continued drive to seek deals overseas.
Excludes all domestic transactions
Megadeals: $5 billion+
Large: $1 billion - $4.99 billion
Upper mid-market: $100 million - $999 million
Lower mid-market: $5 million - $99 million
Undisclosed: No deal value publicly available
Occurs when a financial institution, such as private equity firm or venture capitalist realizes its investment in a company. This is usually achieved by selling its stake to a trade buyer or another financial buyer, or by floating the company on the stock exchange.
The purchase of a company's shares in which the acquiring party gains controlling interest of the targeted firm.
A deal that represents an exit for a buyout to another private equity backed vehicle.
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