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Q1 2015 Saw the Highest Q1 Global M&A Value in Eight Years

Global M&A activity for Q1 2015 achieved a 13.4% increase in value year-on-year, as covered in Mergermarket's Monthly M&A Insider.

The value of global mergers and acquisitions announced in the first quarter of 2015 set a Q1 record second only to 2007, according to Mergermarket's June 2015 Monthly M&A Insider, produced with Merrill DataSite. Despite 835 fewer transactions in the first quarter of 2015 compared to Q1 2014, the overall value of Q1 global M&A deals remained the same year-on-year at $719.1 billion. The pharmaceutical, medical and biotech (PMB) sector led this growth with a 64% increase in Q1 deal value over the previous year, with Q1 deals totaling US$90.5 billion. Find out how low oil prices contributed to lower monthly deal volumes—and how Japanese dealmaking in the UK market boosted M&A activity in Europe.

What's covered:

  • Global and regional M&A and private equity trend graphs, tracking deals by region with country and sector breakdowns
  • League tables listing top 20 financial and legal advisors for Q1 2015 overall and by region

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