Deal Drivers Americas HY 2020

25 August 2020

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Mergermarket is pleased to present the half-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas in association with Datasite.
Following an especially robust year of dealmaking across the region in 2019, a major decline in M&A activity was likewise witnessed in the Americas, particularly in Q2. North America recorded 2,435 transactions in H1 (a 31% YoY decline), with two-thirds of those deals taking place during Q1. Aggregate deal value collapsed by 72% in H1 2020, falling to US$291.7bn from the US$1.04 trillion recorded in the same period last year.
This report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity across the region, including analysis of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis.