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League Tables of Financial Advisers & M&A Trend Report

New York, NY – mergermarket, an independent and proprietary M&A media service, today released its Q1-Q3 2012 Global M&A Round-up of financial advisers.  A full copy of the report can be found here and highlights of the report can be found below:

Global M&A in Q1-Q3 2012 down 19.4% compared to same period last year
• Q3 2012 total of US$ 433.5bn, down 20.2% from Q2 2012
• Q3 2012 resumed freefall from Q4 2010 after brief spike in Q2
• Energy, Mining & Utilities saw 26.6% of total global deal value this year

Goldman Sachs tops global and all regions except Europe advisory league tables for Q1-Q3 2012
• Goldman Sachs retained top spot in global and regional financial advisers league table except Europe
• Morgan Stanley topped Europe and took second spot in Global and Japan
• Citigroup jumped five places to achieve second place in Asia Pacific (excl. Japan)

mergermarket Heat Charts reveal TMT as the most popular “Companies for sale” sector globally
• Industrials & Chemicals and the Consumer sector dominate both the CEE and Germanic region
• TMT maintained top post in the US Heat Chart
• Industrials & Chemicals led in the Asia-Pacific, mainly in Greater China

European M&A in the first nine months of 2012 down 23.2% on Q1-Q3 2011
• Europe posted lowest quarter since Q3 2009
• Germanic region remained the most active in Europe with 27.6% market share
• Construction saw 48.7% pickup in activity compared to Q1-Q3 2011

US takes brunt of slide with year-to-date total 23.1% lower than this time last year
• Q3 2012 US M&A totalled US$ 178.3bn, down 9.6% on Q3 2011
• Q1-Q3 2012 down 23.1% from Q1-Q3 2011
• Industrials & Chemicals saw sharp decline of 51.5% from Q1-Q3 2011

Asia-Pacific first nine months M&A down 14.8% on Q1-Q3 2011
• Third quarter total of US$ 88.6bn, up 20.8% on Q2 2012
• Indonesia Q1-Q3 2012 deals recorded biggest rise, up 181.8% on Q1-Q3 2011
• South Korea and Australia down 47.8% and 44.4% respectively in 2012 so far

Private Equity buyouts in Q1-Q3 2012 down 23.9% year to date
• Value of buyouts for Q3 2012 down 30.1% on Q3 2011
• European buyouts at third lowest Q3 level on mergermarket record
• US buyouts in Q3 up 15.6% compared to same period last year

Emerging Markets deals down by 24.1% since last year
• BRICs witness lowest quarterly total since Q1 2009
• 33.4% drop in inbound investment from Europe in Q1-Q3 2012
• European bidders are most active investors

Energy, Mining & Utilities increased dominant market share in Q1-Q3 2012
• However activity fell by 8.1% on Q1-Q3 2011
• Inbound European deals boosted Construction and Transport in the region

A full copy of the report can be downloaded at the following link:

http://www.mergermarket.com/pdf/mergermarketMARound-upforQ1-Q32012.pdf

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