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Industrials and chemicals is the top volume sector in Q3 2018
There were 795 deals in the industrials and chemicals sector in Q3 2018. TMT came in second with 719 and business services was third with 486 deals.
Cross-border media deals hit a record high in 2018
With a quarter of the year still to go, cross-border media deals have pulled in US$60.77 billion, the highest haul on record.
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.