M&A Global Trend Report Q1 Press Release

01 April 2016 - 11:09 am UTC

Mergermarket’s Q1 trend report shows China as being at the centre of Global M&A in 2016, with deal values amounting to US$81.7bn.

Key highlights from the report include:

  • China contributed 26.3% to total Global deal value
  • Industrials & chemicals dominates, with US$144.7bn of deals
  • Outbound deals amounting to US$597.4bn

The China National Corporation made the largest deal of Q1 when it acquired Switzerland-based Syngenta AG for US$45.9bn.

Goldman Sachs leads the advisor rankings, having advised on 46 deals worth US$237.2bn.