Global and Regional M&A: Q1-Q4 2016 including Legal Advisors

08 January 2017

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Mergermarket has released its Q1-Q4 2016 global and regional M&A report with legal advisor league tables.
 
Highlights of the report include:
  • Global dealmakers were forced to navigate a sea of change during 2016, as the populist vote swept across the global political stage.
  • Despite a series of political shockwaves, global M&A activity (17,369 deals, US$ 3.2tn) managed to reach its third highest deal value since 2007 (US$ 3.7tn), despite value dropping 18.1% compared to 2015 (18,039 deals, US$ 4.0tn), with 670 fewer deals announced.
  • The outlook for 2017 remains uncertain, with Brexit negotiations, the nature of president-elect Donald Trump’s presidency, as well as the upcoming French and German elections, all under question.