In the month of May 2015, global mergers and acquisition activity was calm as deal value totalled US$348.1bn, which represents an increase of 14% since April 2015 and an increase of 27% over May 2014. However, total deal volume fell 8.5% since April and 30.9% compared to May of the previous year, with a total of 984 deals. Technology, Media and Telecommunications was the most active sector in terms of value and volume of transactions, accounting for 58.5% of the month’s top 10 in terms of overall value. Much of this activity was concentrated in the US, where 8 of … Continue Reading
Mergermarket published its M&A Monthly Insider for May of 2015 earlier this week, summarizing M&A activity around the world, and particularly in the regions of North America, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Japan.
To date in North America, there have been 1,516 deals worth US $407.2 billion. April 2015 saw 319 deals signed that were worth US $55.7 billion, which represented a 56.3% decrease in value compared to April 2014. Domestic M&A dominated North America for April 2015 with US $45.8 billion in deals. Cross-border M&A deals decreased in value compared to April 2014, … Continue Reading
Recently, RR Donnelley sought the assistance of Mergermarket Group to interview professionals in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific about leveraged buyout financing. Mergermarket Group published its survey results on the environment of leveraged buyout financing in its April 2015 edition of the Venue Market Spotlight.
Availability of buyout financing
A majority of survey respondents indicates that the availability of buyout financing will increase in the next 12 months. Specifically, 52% of respondents state that buyout financing will somewhat increase, while 8% of respondents believe that buyout financing will increase significantly. However, 32% of respondents expect buyout financing to decrease … Continue Reading