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Cross-border deal value into Africa rises in Q3 2018
Inbound deal value into Africa increased by 182% quarter on quarter and 116% year on year with the industrials and chemicals and consumer sectors taking the lion share of the total.
Mining hits a rich vein with highest M&A value since 2014
With a quarter still to go, the mining sector has yielded its highest M&A value in four years. Currently standing at US$21.8 billion, the figure is 63% higher than the whole of 2017.
Canada outbound deals heat up in Q3 2018
Cross-border M&A out of Canada has hit its highest quarterly total since Q3 2016. There was US$39.7 billion-worth of outbound M&A in Q3, with much of the value concentrated in the energy, mining and utilities sector.
Cross-border insurance M&A soaring in 2018
Insurance deals between different regions have reached their highest point since 2016, with a quarter still to go. So far, 2018 has seen M&A worth US$34.5 billion, a 64% increase year on year.
Australia bids big in Q3 2018
Australia had its highest value quarter as bidder since Q1 2017. The combined domestic and cross-border total was US$32.09 billion—a quarter-on-quarter increase of 423%.
Spain reaches 10-year M&A record
After several slow years, Spain has recorded its highest value total since 2008—with a quarter of the year still to go. Currently standing at US$90.4 billion so far, the total is already 89% ahead of last year.
Private equity looks to Latin America in Q3 2018
Private equity activity in Latin America hit a peak in Q3 2018. Combined buyout and exit activity was at its highest point in two years with US$5.37 billion-worth of deals.
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.