While August has been a less than stellar month for M&A, activity will pick up over the next few months as a number of deals currently in the pipeline come to fruition. See all the figures in the September issue of the Monthly M&A Insider, brought to you by Merrill Corporation and Mergermarket.
What is covered:
- North America, despite being the main contributor to global M&A for August, had a 37.1% decrease in deal value.
- Europe lost 64.5% of its value within two months of the Brexit vote, which occurred in June, leading to the least active month for the region since 2009.
- The largest deal to come out of August involved Pfizer’s acquisition of Medivation for US$13.2bn.
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