Amid slowing global economic growth and geopolitical tensions, M&A activity has slowed. A few factors that are influencing the slowdown include uncertainty around Brexit, new legislation in the United States that is slowing international deal closings and continued trade tensions. As a result, buyers and sellers have proceeded with caution in 2019.
Low interest rates are making it easier for buyers to access capital while enabling potential sellers to consider capital raises as a mechanism for growth rather than a sale. In addition, we’ve seen buyers pursue transformation via one mega deal rather than several smaller deals.
In this report you will find M&A activity for the first nine months of 2019.
Global M&A volume and value analysis
Global M&A activity
Cross border activity
Global Cross Border M&A Comparison
Mid-Market volume and value analysis
U.S.- based M&A mid-market transactions represented 30 percent of the total volume of global mid-market M&A transactions during first nine months of 2019. mid-market M&A transaction value, fell by ~38 percent for global deals and by ~25 percent for U.S. deals.
Global mid-market M&A activity
U.S. mid-market M&A activity
Americas mid-market M&A activity
AsPAC mid-market M&A activity
EMA mid-market M&A activity
Corporate mid-market M&A activity
Private equity (PE) mid-market M&A activity