M&A Facts 'n Stats: Feb 2015

Some Interesting M&A Data

Provided by Mergermarket

Mergermarket has released its Mid-Atlantic M&A trend report for 2014, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Take a look at the full report HERE.

A few key findings include:

  • The number of deals targeting US Mid-Atlantic companies in 2014 reached the highest level since 2007 with 874 deals valued at US$ 296.1bn. The increased deal count, however, did not translate into an increase in total values, which dropped 9.8% from US$ 328.2bn in 2013
  • Although deal count remained strong in every quarter this year, each registering more than 200 transactions, overall values remained below last year’s totals. The year started off well with US$ 121.4bn worth of deals in Q1, more than double the US$ 52.1bn recorded in the previous quarter, and 85.6% above the same period in 2013. However, a subsequent lull in the middle of the year - Q2 (US$ 84.5bn) and Q3 (US$ 35.8bn) combined for only US$ 120.3bn – followed by an average final quarter (US$ 54.4bn) meant the year closed out below last year’s lofty value totals, despite the highest deal count in six years

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