As 2015 dawns, it is time to reflect on a strong recovery in the M&A market globally, and the opportunities that lie ahead this year. Last year brought the long-awaited resurgence in M&A.
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Guy Norman Global Head of Corporate
Large strategic transformative deals and unprecedented cross-border activity drove M&A in 2014, with deal values reaching heights not seen since before the global financial crisis
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Energy, Mining and Utilities and TMT dominated the M&A market (by deal value) in 2014, with the former seeing a notable flurry of activity in the final quarter. However, the star sector was Healthcare, where the rise in activity outperformed other industries. Healthcare M&A saw a 119% increase in deal value in 2014 as compared to the previous year, leading to a 4% increase in its share of total deal value
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Our map shows that, whilst the US continues to dominate the global M&A market, activity is buoyant across the board with significant increases year-on-year in all regions except Middle East and Africa, which saw a 9% decline (although this figure masks a surge in African M&A activity in recent months)
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