Entering the second-half of 2017, we look back on an H1 that saw global M&A deal values soar, while volumes dropped. Geopolitical uncertainties and currency volatility have been the key contributors that continue to make dealmakers hesitant.
North American H1 deal value was the greatest of all regions with US$656.4bn, representing 43.9% of all global activity.
Additional key topics covered in this month's M&A insider include:
The top sector across all regions; Energy, Mining & Utilities taking the top spot in H1 with the Consumer sector coming in a close second
- With the French and Netherland elections over, dealmaking confidence is improving in the European market
Surprisingly, Latin American M&A activity gradually rebounded in H1 2017
Middle East and Africa (MEA) region setting new records with the highest year-to-date H1 of US$38.4bn.
Tightened regulations on outbound M&A dampened the deal flow from China
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