Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the May 2018 M&A Insider, exploring the global M&A market with respect to the numbers, movements and trends that marked M&A dealmaking this April.
April can be defined as the month of the megadeal. Three of the six largest deals this year were announced last month. North America led the way in deal value and activity, taking 50% of the market share.
Key highlights within the May 2018 M&A Insider:
- US-based telecommunications provider Sprint's proposed US$58.9bn merger with T-Mobile
- Sector breakdown: TMT Sector taking the top spot with further consolidation
- In the hot M&A market, Private Equity had a slight cool down in April
- Regional deal activity breakdown: Large gains across the global M&A markets
The M&A market is buoyant, posting well over US$1tn worth of deals with plenty of time still left in Q2. With a number of large transactions in the pipeline, and continued stability, we could be heading for a record year in the deal market.
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