M&A Global Trend Report H1 Press Release

04 July 2016

Mergermarket’s H1 trend report shows an uncertain environment caused by the UK’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership and US elections negatively impacting M&A activity setting global M&A back 26.8% compared to H1 in 2015.

Mergermarket’s H1 trend report shows an uncertain environment caused by the UK’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership and US elections negatively impacting M&A activity setting global M&A back 26.8% compared to H1 in 2015.

 

Key highlights from the report include:

 

• Brexit leads to dealmaking crash

• China breaks European and US 2015 totals dominating outbound acquisitions

• Industrials & Chemicals activity on the rise amounting to US $ 244.0bn

 

China made four of its largest outbound acquisitions on Mergermarket record, buying quality over quantity- with deals amounting to a total value of US $ 67.1bn.

 

Goldman Sachs leads the advisor rankings, having advised on 123 deals worth US $ 424.4bn.