April 2015 deals declined 21.5% in value and 39% in volume year-on-year, as reported in Mergermarket's Monthly M&A Insider.
The value of global mergers and acquisitions announced in April 2015 fell 21.5% compared to May 2014 while the volume dropped 39%, according to Mergermarket's May 2015 Monthly M&A Insider, produced with Merrill Corporation. Instability in Europe and emerging markets contributed to a decrease in deal volume to 917 transactions in April 2015, but megadeals in energy, pharmaceuticals and telecom slowed the backslide in deal values. The energy sector led this growth with half the transactions delivering twice the value of M&As in April 2014—including a single acquisition worth US$80.6 billion. Find out how regional socio-economic factors contributed to lower monthly deals and caution in cross-border dealmaking, with domestic acquisitions jumping 18.3% in value for April 2015.
- Global and regional M&A and private equity trend graphs, tracking deals by region with country and sector breakdowns
- League tables listing top 20 financial and legal advisors for April 2015 overall and by region