Global M&A slowdown spreads while deals get bigger - Analysis

Date: Oct 2019
The slowdown in dealmaking spread to the US market in recent months, causing global M&A to drop 11.4% YTD to USD 2.49tn (across 13,304 deals), according to Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report. Activity was particularly subdued in the difficult to interpret third quarter of the year, when USD 622.2bn worth of deals were struck globally, down 21.2% on 3Q18 (USD 789.7bn) and with 1,164 fewer deals than last year.
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