M&A Market Reaches New Summit

Infographic: M&A deal value breaks records in 2018’s first half.

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M&A Market Reached New Summit The number of mergers is down in 2018 over 2017. But in the year's first half, mega-deals, such as AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, have elevated global M&A deal value to its highest peak ever.
  • $2.5 trillion announced in deals through June 30
  • 36 deals valued at $10 billion or more
  • Up 64% deal value over first half 2017
Where the deals are:
  • 41%: United States
  • 11%: United Kingdom
  • 10%: China
Industries:
  • $389 Billion: Energy & Power
  • $323 Billion: Media
  • $316 Billion: Health Care
Private Equity Activity
  • $204 billion private equity backed deals globally
  • 48% increase worldwide
  • 46% increase in the U.S.
Notable Transactions
  • Takeda (Japan) to acquire Shire (Ireland) for $77 billion
  • T-Mobile (U.S.) to acquire Sprint (U.S) for $59 billion
  • Wal-Mart (U.S) to acquire stake in Flipkart (India) for $16 billion
Sources: Thomson Reuters, New York Times, Axios, Financial Times
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