M&A TRENDS & INSIGHT
Thomson Reuters M&A Trends & Insights is a quarterly special report for lawyers that digs beneath the numbers to provide awareness of key deal points and analysis of significant legal developments in mergers and acquisitions.
4th Quarter and Full-Year 2012
A significant increase in U.S. and UK M&A domestic deals, plus a wave of billion-dollar deals during Q4 2012, brought global M&A deal value to its highest level since 2008.
3rd Quarter 2012
Stagnant U.S. and declining UK deal activity indicate that the global M&A marketplace is worsening, as deal volume during the third quarter of 2012 dropped to its lowest level since 2005.
2nd Quarter 2012
Despite a flurry of large deals and M&A activity increases in the U.S. and UK, global M&A activity remained slow in the second quarter of 2012, with deal volume sitting at its lowest level in three years.
1st Quarter 2012
The first quarter of 2012 saw a decline in global M&A activity with value down by 33% and deal volume down 20% compared to Q1 2011 and value down 13% and deal volume down 16% compared to Q4 2011.
3rd Quarter 2011
Global M&A activity is off to a slower-than-usual start in the second half of 2011, but this does not necessarily mean less work for M&A lawyers.
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