The number of large strategic M&A transactions is an encouraging sign. The general upward trajectory in global equity
markets is making stock an attractive currency for sellers, and a stronger US economy has seen US domestic and crossborder
deals flourish - of the eight largest deals seen so far this year...
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Matthew Layton Global Head of Corporate
Large strategic deals have helped to bolster the figures for 2013 to date, masking the fact that overall deal volumes are down on the same period last year
More about Global Activity Levels
The TMT and Consumer sectors have been buoyant in the first half of 2013, increasing their shares of total deal activity to 19% and 14% respectively. Activity in the TMT sector looks set to continue with the proposed merger between Publicis and Omnicom announced in July, the largest transaction in the year to date. The Energy, Mining and Utilities sector also remained active with US$ 182bn in deal value, although its share of total activity fell by over 5%
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Our map shows that continued subdued global M&A activity levels in the first half of the year were due to reduced activity across the major markets of the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Latin America also saw a decline. The Middle East and Africa was the only region to show an increase in activity levels compared to the second half of 2012
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