Q1 2018 Global M&A Report with Legal Advisor League Tables

05 April 2018

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Mergermarket, leading M&A data and intelligence provider, has released its Q1 2018 Global M&A Report with legal advisor league tables. According to new research, the extraordinary surge in dealmaking seen at the end of 2017 has continued through into 2018 as global M&A hit its highest Q1 value on Mergermarket record (since 2001). Pressure from shareholders and the search for innovation continued to drive corporates towards M&A. Highlights of the report include:
 
  • Global M&A reached record levels as corporates pursue innovation through M&A
  • Private equity activity recorded its fourth consecutive $100bn figure quarter for buyouts
  • Q1 2018 deal value is up 18% on Q1 2017’s value recording $890.7bn
The extraordinary surge in dealmaking seen at the end of 2017 has carried through into 2018 as global M&A hit its highest Q1 value on record as pressure from investors and the search for innovation continues to push corporates towards M&A.  Private equity activity also rebounded to pre-financial crash highs” commented Jonathan Klonowski, EMEA Research Editor at Mergermarket
 
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom led the legal adviser rankings, having advised on 47 deals worth $193,721m, up 24.2% compared to the same period 2017.