Q3 2016 closes short of the record highs reached last year, with political uncertainty across Europe and the US, increased regulation and decreased confidence levels all weighing on dealmakers’ minds.
However, in better news, September has posted the highest deal value of any month this year to date. Following the election, dealmakers will be eager for more certain times, and we may finally start to see deal volumes closer to 2015 levels.
See all the figures in the October issue of the Monthly M&A Insider, brought to you by Merrill Corporation and Mergermarket.
What is covered:
- North America had the highest deal value by region, making up nearly half (47.1%) of worldwide values for the first three quarters of the year.
- One of the largest PE transactions of 2016 came in September with the US$7.2bn purchase of Australia-based Port of Melbourne Corporation by a consortium of global pension funds and PE firms.
- Cross-border dealmaking, which gave four of the top five largest deals by value for the year, remains robust despite declining slightly by 8.9% to a total worth of US$924.2bn.
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