Q3 2018 Global M&A Report with league tables of legal advisors

05 October 2018

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Mergermarket, leading M&A data and intelligence provider, has released its Q3 2018 Global M&A Report with league tables of legal advisors. According to the new research, Q3 saw subdued M&A activity as growing geopolitical tensions and trade wars dampened spirits and caused corporates to pause over the summer. Highlights of the report include:

• Q3 saw the lowest quarterly value (US$ 703.2bn) since Q1 2016 (US$ 627.9bn) and 35.4% lower than Q2 (US$ 1.09tn).
• Domestic M&A increased by 30.6% on YTD 2017 to US$ 1.67tn – its highest YTD value on record.
• The Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector continues its winning streak, recording the fifth consecutive quarter over US$ 100bn.

““Following a frenetic first half of the year, Q3 saw subdued M&A activity as growing geopolitical tensions, trade wars and protectionism dampened spirits and caused corporates to pause over the summer”,” commented Jonathan Klonowski, Research Editor EMEA at Mergermarket.