As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact global markets, some firms are looking at an opportune time to buy distressed firms. Whether that be those that are unable to pay their large fixed costs or those suffering from a large drop in demand, many troubled firms will soon be bought
In Q2 2020, global M&A activity fell to levels that rivaled the aftermath of the great financial crisis hitting just $439 billion. On a YoY basis, American M&A activity took the biggest hit with aggregate deal value totalling only $258 billion. This was a decline of 69% from Q2 2019
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in Q1 2020, volatility in the markets increased, which affected M&A deal flows. While the beginning of Q1 was relatively normal, the tail end of the quarter saw shutdowns across the world. The impact of these shutdowns will likely not be fully
Contribution from Kirill Sukhikh, Edited by Vlad Kovalenko
Canadian M&A market in the fourth quarter has seen a decrease in aggregate deal value by $8.8B comparing to the previous quarter. 677 deals valued at $69.8B were announced over the third quarter. Consumer Cyclical sector accounted for $17.27B, Financial sector for $16.24B
Canadian M&A market remained robust in Q3, even though experiencing a slight decline after an outstanding second quarter. During the third quarter, 665 transactions valued at $61.2B were announced. While the Canadian buyers were less active during the quarter, the foreign companies continue to be interested in Canadian businesses. During
As the tensions between US and China escalated sharply during the third quarter, the global mergers and acquisitions market, as well as the US activity, plunged to reflect the higher risk and greater uncertainty about the potential dealmaking. Deal making in the US fell 40% from last year to $289
By Margarida Veloso
Initially posted on the BSPEC blog
Global M&A deal value decreased 37% vs Q2 2019 and 24% YOY
Global M&A deal value amounted to USD905bn during Q3 2019. This figure represents a 37% decrease in comparison to the previous quarter and a 24% decline YOY. The YTD value of M&A
Although the overall number of transactions moderated in the second quarter, there was an uptick in the mega deals. Deal volume reached $839.2bn, up 27.4% and 11.5% from the first quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2018 respectively. Consumer Noncyclical, Industrial and Energy sectors drove the majority of
The second quarter of 2019 yielded a total announced Canadian M&A deal value of CAD $112.6B, a 2.18% increase from $110.2B in Q1 2019. Year over year, there was an 8.97% increase from the $103.34B total deal value seen in Q2 2018.
The key drivers of Canadian M&A activity in
The first quarter of 2019 yielded a total announced Canadian M&A deal volume of CAD $112.5B. Though total volume saw a slight 7.7% decline from $121.9B in Q4 2018, Q1 2019 is up from Q1 2018 by 28.1%, or approximately $24.7B.
Key drivers of M&A activity in Q1 include: