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M&A Megadeals and Broken Records Made 2015 a Banner Year

See what drove record global M&A activity in 2015 and whether it’s temporary or the start of a new cycle of growth.

It was an extraordinary year for M&A in 2015, according to Mergermarket’s January 2015 Monthly M&A Insider, produced with Merrill DataSite. With 16,837 transactions worth US$4.3 trillion announced globally, total value rose 30.5% from the previous year, breaking 2014’s previous record of US$3.3 trillion—despite a drop in volume by 560 transactions. High valuations also led 2015 to become the year of megadeals as well as broken records in several sectors and within the advisory space. Get a detailed review of global M&A deal flow in 2015 as well as a look at factors that could impact M&A activity in 2016 such as growing political and economic uncertainty; lingering questions over issues including the euro’s future; and the upcoming US presidential election.

What’s covered:

  • M&A trends on a global scale as well as broken out by region, sector and PE activity
  • Top 10 deals including who the bidding and target companies as well as sell-side and buy-side financial and legal advisors were
  • Top 20 global financial and legal advisors in 2015 and where they ranked in 2014

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