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Global M&A soars to post-crisis high in H1
A total of US$1.01 trillion was spent across 3,934 deals in Q2 – the highest quarterly value since Q4 2016.
Private equity reaches post-crisis peak
Global PE activity continued its post-crisis bull run in Q2, with a total of US$147.6 billion spent across 728 buyouts.
TMT ranks top of global value chart in Q2
A total value of US$233.7 billion accounted for 23% of global M&A value.
Industrials & chemicals tops volume chart in Q2
A total volume of 821 deals accounted for 20.87% of global deal volume.
USA bidders dominate global dealmaking in Q2
US dealmakers were the most active globally in Q2, investing in 1,224 deals worth US$459.7 billion.
Global pharma value jumps in Q2 on back of megadeals
A total of US$148.7 billion invested in 334 deals over the quarter reached the third highest quarterly deal value on record.
Leisure M&A spikes in Q2
M&A targeting the global leisure sector saw its second strongest quarterly value on record in Q2 – US$41.4 billion invested in 156 deals.
TMT exit value peaks in Q2
Exit deal value in the TMT sector reached its highest on record in Q2 – US$57.2 billion spent across 168 deals.
Western Europe sees highest Q2 value since 2007
Deal value targeting Western European firms reached US$316.9 billion in Q2, the highest quarterly deal value since Q2 2007.
LatAm M&A drops in Q2 after a strong first quarter
M&A targeting the region dropped 62.5% to US$18.65 billion, but was still up 6.5% year-on-year.
China outbound spikes in Q2
A total of 63 deals valued at US$47.53 billion marks the second highest quarterly value on record.
UK M&A volume falls from record highs
UK volume has slowed for the third consecutive quarter, with 304 deals announced in Q2.
India bidders conduct record value in Q2
India-based dealmakers produced a record deal in the second quarter: US$25.3 billion across 61 deals.
Ireland ranked top of value chart in Q2
Irish firms attracted the highest deal value globally in the second quarter as a result of Takeda’s US$79.7 billion takeover of Shire.
US M&A hits all-time high in Q1
A total of US$393.95 billion spent across 1,148 deals marks the highest first quarter deal value on record.
Global private equity activity completes full recovery
A total of US$113.7 billion was invested in 699 buyout deals in Q1 2018—a 27% climb in value compared to Q1 2017, and the strongest start to a year since 2007.
Industrials & chemicals tops all sectors for Q1 volume
A total of 765 deals accounted for 20.26% of global volume.
UK domestic M&A reaches seven-year high
M&A activity between UK firms continued undeterred in the first quarter, with a total of 138 deals worth US$40.01 billion announced.
Energy, Mining & Utilities surges to top spot in Q1 sector value
The sector attracted US$169.31-worth of deals in Q1—up 27.8% compared to the previous quarter.