Global M&A roundup for Q1 – Q3 of 2019

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Global M&A roundup for Q1 – Q3 of 2019
Submitted by Mergermarket, an Acuris Company

Mergermarket, an Acuris company, released its Global M&A roundup for Q1 – Q3 of 2019, including its financial advisors league tables. Take a look at the report HERE and don’t forget to review the charts breaking down the activity by sector, value, year-to-year analysis, etc. 

A few key findings include:

The slowdown in dealmaking spread to the US market in 3Q19, causing global M&A to drop 11.4% YTD on last year to USD 2.49tn (across 13,304 deals). Activity was particularly subdued in the difficult to interpret third quarter of the year, when USD 622.2bn worth of deals were struck globally, down 21.2% on 3Q18 (USD 789.7bn) and with 1,164 fewer deals than last year.

The US market, which had so far seemed immune to the global downward trend at play since the middle of last year, is starting to be impacted. At USD 262.9bn in 3Q19, US M&A has fallen to its lowest quarterly value since 1Q16 (USD 254.6bn). Worth USD 1.25tn YTD, US M&A is still marginally up on the same period last year (USD 1.23tn), just about retaining a 50% YTD share of global M&A activity, down from 52.5% in 1H19

Driven by mega deals, the average deal size among disclosed deals increased 39% in the US compared to the same period last year. Through 3Q19, the average deal size of disclosed deals in the US was USD 831m, compared to USD 596m for average disclosed deal values through 3Q18

Again, you can download the report HERE