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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.
Business services sector sees record quarter
A record US$128.01 billion-worth of deals was buoyed by bumper deals such as Blackstone’s announced US$17 billion purchase of Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk division.
German M&A for Q1 alone breaks 40% of 2017’s total
M&A targeting German firms continued the record activity seen in 2017. A total of 181 deals worth US$54.1 billion announced in the first quarter already accounts for 41.2% of 2017’s total value.
Latin American M&A on track for record year
Deal value targeting Latin America and the Caribbean in Q1 soared to its second-highest quarterly value on record: US$49.18 billion.
Western European M&A continues 2017’s momentum
The region displayed an impressive start to the year. A total of US$241.65 billion spent across 1,284 deals reached the highest valued Q1 on record.