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Deal Drivers Americas - 2018 Half-Year Edition

Merrill Corporation is excited to share the half-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, a report published in association with Mergermarket.

This report provides an in-depth review of mergers and acquisitions in the Americas region, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance, and trends that have impacted dealmaking in 2018.

Highlights from this report include:

  • Energy Leads the Pack: Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas recorded the highest deal value by sector for 1H18, followed by Business Services and Technology, Media & Telecom.
  • Transatlantic Deals Decline: The number of deals between European and American entities declined from 616 in 1H17 to 502 in 1H18.
  • Private Equity: Increase in activity compared to the same period a year ago; looking ahead at PE activity during the second half of the year, firms have both the capital and the impetus to make deals happen.
  • Latin America Overview: Despite recent political uncertainty, Latin American M&A activity was unshaken, reaching a total deal value of US$46.3bn in the first half, 61% higher than the same period last year.

Get the critical insights and analysis that only Merrill provides by downloading the Deal Drivers Americas Report. 

To learn more, download the full report now.