Deal Drivers Americas: Full-year 2017 edition

15 February 2018

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Mergermarket is pleased to present the full-year 2017 edition of Deal Drivers Americas, published in association with Merrill Corporation. This report provides an in-depth review of mergers and acquisitions in North America and Latin America, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance, and trends that impacted dealmaking through 2017.
Highlights from this report include:
  • Deal value down: North America witnessed US$1.4tn worth of deals in 2017, down 12.2% from 2016. Latin America totaled US$94.3bn worth of deals, up 23.3% when compared to the previous year.
  • Sector to watch: Technology is set to continue attracting a high level of interest after it saw the highest volume of deals in North America in 2017, totaling 1,357 announced transactions.
  • 2018 forecast: Canada is expected to be a top contributor to the region’s dealmaking activity due to its economic growth, while Mexico, Colombia and Brazil are predicted to see a decline in M&A due to upcoming elections.