Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the Monthly M&A Insider for April 2018, exploring the global M&A market with respect to the numbers, movements and trends that marked March M&A activity.
The ongoing disparity between volume and value in global M&A was once again on display in Q1 2018. The first three months of the year saw US$890.6bn in deals come to market which is up 18% on Q1 2017, but it’s also the strongest start on our records.
Key highlights within the April 2018 M&A Insider:
- Energy, Mining & Utilities remained the top sector for Q1; 296 deals valued at US$169.3bn
- The continuance of consolidation within Healthcare
- Strong growth on the domestic fronts - domestic trades globally up 53% YoY
- Private equity finding plenty of action -buyouts worth $113.6bn, up 27% by value on Q1 2017, another first quarter record. Private
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