The Monthly M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with respect to the numbers, movements and trends, as well as revealing the top financial and legal advisers – globally and across six regions (North America, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan).
After a notable rise in M&A in Q4 2016 and a very strong January to begin 2017, the deal market fumbled in February. In a YOY comparison, deal value fell by 43% and deal volume by 41%.
Some bright spots that may augur well for a better dealmaking forecast in the coming months.
- The Energy Mining & Utilities (EMU) and Consumer sectors both had strong months.
- The first quarter of the year as a whole has been on something of a sprint. North America, overall value for Q1 is already approaching last year’s total. Meanwhile, Europe posted its highest year-to-date M&A activity since 2008.
- Japan has also made a strong start to the year. By the end of February, M&A value was at its highest since 2012.
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