Deal Drivers Americas: 2018 Full-Year Edition

28 February 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present the full-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, a report published in association with Merrill Corporation. This report provides an in-depth review of mergers and acquisitions in the Americas region, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance, and trends that impacted dealmaking through 2018.

Highlights from this report include:

• North American M&A value increased by 13.5% in 2018, while Latin America witnessed a 25.2% decline amid economic and political instability.

• Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas was the top sector by M&A value at US$388.5bn in 2018, thanks in part to two megadeals worth more than US$30bn each.

• Canada recorded 591 deals worth US$91.3bn in 2018, down 6.4% by value with 37 fewer deals compared to 2017.