Executive Summary/Highlights Despite signs of recovery in Q2 2023, global dealmaking slowed in Q3 2023, and annualized year-to-date M&A volume is now on pace to be the lowest total since 2003. Global M&A volume was US$655 billion in Q3 2023, a 16% decrease from Q2 2023 and an 11% decrease from Q3 2022. If the … Continued
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Executive Summary/Highlights Global dealmaking is showing signs of recovery: although M&A volume in H1 2023 was lower than H1 2022, deal volume in Q2 2023 was the second highest of the last four quarters. Global M&A volume was US$753 billion in Q2 2023, a 31% increase from Q1 2023, but a 33% decrease from Q2 … Continued
Executive Summary/Highlights On the heels of a slow-down in the second half of 2022, global dealmaking levels decreased in Q1 2023 compared to both Q4 2022 and Q1 2022 and ended with the lowest quarterly volume in recent memory. Yet, there are signs that the first quarter may represent an inflection point, as the first … Continued
Following record-breaking M&A activity in 2021, M&A volume over the 12 months ending December 31, 2022 reverted toward the mean, with a significant slowdown in the second half of the year. Global M&A volume in 2022 was US$3.6 trillion, down from US$6.2 trillion in 2021 and closer to the annual average of US$4.3 trillion over the prior 10-year period.
Executive Summary/Highlights Global dealmaking slowed significantly in Q3 2022, reflecting current macro-economic and geopolitical uncertainties and challenges. Nevertheless, many deals got done and many of the traditional drivers of M&A point to meaningful deal flow in Q4 and beyond. Global M&A volume was US$692 billion in Q3 2022, a 37% decrease from Q2 2022 and … Continued
Executive Summary/Highlights Global dealmaking was up in Q2 2022 as compared to Q1 2022, and year-to-date is on pace with pre-pandemic deal volume (although below last year’s record-breaking levels). Global M&A volume was US$1.14 trillion in Q2 2022, an 11% increase from Q1 2022, but a 26% decrease from Q2 2021. Several mega deals were … Continued
Executive Summary/Highlights After a record-breaking 2021 in which global M&A volume surged to a new peak, global dealmaking slowed in the first quarter of 2022. Global M&A volume was approximately US$1.0 trillion in Q1 2022, less than any of the prior six quarters. Despite a decline in M&A activity relative to the record-breaking volumes of … Continued
Executive Summary/Highlights Global M&A volume was more than US$5.8 trillion in 2021, the highest annual volume on record. Each of the four quarters of 2021 was one of the top six most active quarters by dollar volume since the beginning of 2010. In addition to a legion of private equity funded transactions, including such major … Continued
Executive Summary/Highlights Global M&A activity reached historic levels in the first half of 2021, amounting to one of the highest first-half deal volumes on record. The surge in M&A activity following the early-pandemic shutdown has continued for the last 12 months, driven by a bull market, economic stimulus, corporate priorities to adapt to changes in … Continued
Global M&A activity in 2020 was a remarkable tale of two halves, with historically low M&A volume in the first half of the year, especially in the months following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, followed by an explosion of activity in the second half of the year.