M&A Global Trend Report H1 Press Release

04 July 2016 - 10:58 am UTC

Mergermarket’s H1 trend report shows an uncertain environment caused by the UK’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership and US elections negatively impacting M&A activity setting global M&A back 26.8% compared to H1 in 2015.

 

Key highlights from the report include:

 

• Brexit leads to dealmaking crash

• China breaks European and US 2015 totals dominating outbound acquisitions

• Industrials & Chemicals activity on the rise amounting to US $ 244.0bn

 

China made four of its largest outbound acquisitions on Mergermarket record, buying quality over quantity- with deals amounting to a total value of US $ 67.1bn.

 

Goldman Sachs leads the advisor rankings, having advised on 123 deals worth US $ 424.4bn.