A stable oil price, shale plays and restructuring means that the US energy industry is on a roll that is likely to continue into 2019
Momentum in M&A markets could deliver a record-breaking year, provided that trade tariffs do not slow the US and Chinese economies
Buyout firms are making super-sized acquisitions in order to put large amounts of capital to work for investors
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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