Deal Drivers Americas: 2019 Half-Year Edition
12 August 2019
Mergermarket is pleased to present the half-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, in association with Merrill Corporation.
Against a backdrop of slowing economic growth globally and geopolitical tensions such as Brexit, North American deal volume decreased by 18% year-over-year, but deal value increased over 15% thanks to 19 megadeals (valued at US$10bn or more) in the first half of the year, most notably United Technologies’ US$88.9bn acquisition of Raytheon and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s US$89.5bn acquisition of Celgene.
This report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity in the Americas for the first half of 2019, offering insights into how announced deals will impact M&A for the year ahead.