Mergermarket releases its Global M&A Trend report with Financial Advisors League Tables for Q1 2015

15 April 2015

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Mergermarket releases its Global M&A Trend report with Legal Advisors League Tables for Q1 2015

Highlights include:

– The steam that powered M&A to a post crisis high in 2014 rolled over into Q1 2015. The first quarter of the year saw 3,213 deals valued at US$ 719.1bn increasing 13.4% by value compared to Q1 2014.
– The top two global deals targeted Consumer companies and as a result, boosted the Consumer sector to the highest quarterly value since Q1 2008 with deals valued at US$142.2bn.
– Energy, Mining & Utilities firms appear to be seeking alternatives to M&A while they ride out the sliding oil price. The 163 fewer deals compared to Q1 2014 saw deal values drop 13.4% to US$72.8bn.
– Cross-regional activity was even higher than Q1 2014, up 12.2% with deals valued at US$ 184.1bn. Transatlantic activity took a back seat while interest from Asia in Europe reached a quarterly peak.