“M&A boom times keep coming”

Quarter 3 of 2018 has just ended and in the first three quarters of 2018 we have seen just over USD 3.5bn worth of announced deals globally.

Global M&A activity is hot as the British summer!

When it comes to global announced M&A activity, the first six months of 2018 are certainly going to be remembered as a vintage period for our M&A deal makers.

Q1 2018 activity off to a flying start

The end of the first quarter is upon us and it has been a flying start to the year in terms of announced deal value. The levels of activity that we have seen so far in 2018 were last seen three years ago, in 2015, and that became a vintage year in terms of global deal activity.

Mixed results for 2017 deal activity

While on face value, results for 2017 look disappointing, it is important to note that the value of announced deal activity seen since 2014 has surpassed all other years on record.

A good first half of the year, despite everything

The fact that global M&A activity has remained remarkably robust in H1 2017 shows that despite ongoing geopolitical turbulence the M&A juggernaut continues to roll on.