M&A totaling US$805 billion boost Americas deals 26% over H1 2014, despite 14% decrease in volume year-on-year, according to Deal Driver Americas: Half Year Edition 2015.
Get the industry insider take on M&A across the Americas for H1 2015 and spot trends that will affect dealmaking for H2 2015 and beyond. Discover which US$78 billion TMT mega-merger led the industry consolidation trend for H1 2015, followed by a US$50 billion healthcare buyout. This report also identifies emerging macro-trends, including a cheap capital environment resulting in strategic deals like the US$55 billion merger of US food and beverage giants Kraft and Heinz. Mergermarket data shows that currency devaluations and low oil prices led to decreased deal volumes in Latin American markets in H1 2015, leaving open opportunities for foreign buyers to purchase discounted assets.
- Americas heat chart, tracking deal trends by region and sector
- Top 20 deals for H1 2015 by region, including bidder, target, sector, vendor and deal value
- Top 20 financial, legal and PR advisors by deal volume and value