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M&A trend summary: H2 2014

MergerMarket Group recently published its January edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the second half of 2014. Among other things, the report explains why 2014 was so hospitable to M&A activity, citing an improving economy, large cash reserves, low interest rates, and cheap financing as contributing factors.

M&A worldwide

Overall, there were 16,588 reported deals in the second half of 2014 worldwide, worth roughly $3.2 trillion; this surpasses the previous record, in the second half of 2007, of 16,060 transactions, worth roughly $3.7 trillion. Just under half of the total … Continue Reading

Q1 2014 M&A in the industrials sector

Mergermarket’s Global Industrials Trend Report: Q1 2014 suggests continued decline for deal value in the Industrials sector, with some exceptions.

The first quarter of 2014 saw M&A deal value in the Industrials sector (US$ 20.9bn) fall by 44.3% from Q4 2013 (US$ 37.5bn), despite global M&A value (US$ 623.2bn) rising 10.1% over the same period. Overall, Industrials generated just 3.4% of Q1 global M&A deal value. This represents the sector’s lowest global proportion since Q2 2009 and approximately half the deal value generated by the sector in Q4 2013.

The Q1 2014 Industrials data follows a 20.1% sector-wide year-over-year decline … Continue Reading