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August 15, 2019 Download PDF
M&A activity in the U.S. and globally generally weakened in July. The only bright spots were an increase in the number of deals globally, by 6.9%, to 2,893 deals and an increase in certain sponsor-related and crossborder activity. Meanwhile, the U.S. saw an 8.0% decrease in the number of deals, to 676 deals. The total value of deals fell in the U.S. by 57.4%, to $138.63 billion, and globally by 34.9%, to $322.40 billion. Finally, average deal value decreased in the U.S. by 53.6%, to $205.1 million, and globally by 39.1%, to $111.4 million. The average value of the five largest announced U.S. public mergers decreased significantly by 72.3%, to $5.28 billion.