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Global Cool-Down in M&A Activity Continues in Beginning of Q2

Get a full detailed review of global M&A dealflow from the past month, as Merrill Corporation proudly presents the May edition of the M&A Monthly Insider prepared by the intelligence team at Mergermarket.

The global cool-down period in M&A activity has continued with the emergence of the second quarter. In April, global deal value reached US$175.8bn with 1,003 deals. Compared to April 2015 with 1,473 transactions worth US$294.3bn, total deal value decreased by 40.3% with 470 fewer deals, making it the lowest-valued month of April since 2013. Are the present economic issues surrounding Europe, as well as China contributing to the low activity? This report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity from April 2016, offering key insights into dealmaking trends for the year ahead.

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