Download the April M&A Insider and get expert analysis on 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).
Listen to Adam Pang, Vice President of DataSite in EMEA, provide commentary on the Q1 report.
Market performance in March regained momentum. Total deal value rose 8.9% versus Q1 2016 to reach US $678.5bn, yet the number of deals dropped from 4,326 to 3,554. We’re still seeing many companies taking a wait-and-see approach to M&A due to regulatory swings in the US, Europe, and Asia. North American deal makers have increased their activity, increasing their Q1 deal value by 16% in 2017 compared to Q1 2016.
Key highlights in the April M&A Insider:
- Energy Mining & Utilities posted the strongest performance, with M&A transactions in this sector making up 24.1% of all value for the quarter.
- The number of announced Consumer megadeals reached record heights, with three deals valued over US$10bn,resulting in the highest valued Q1 for this sector since 2008.
- Private equity buyout activity mirrored overall deal trends with a rise in value over volume, while exits decreased overall.
- Three of the quarter’s top 10 deals were announced in March, the largest of which was Intel Corporation’s US$14.7m bid for Mobileye.
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