- Feb 16, 2021
Coming off a strong December, M&A began 2021 down by most measures. In the U.S., total deal value and deal count were down 36% and 4%, respectively, with strategic deals accounting for a larger portion of the declines. Sponsor…
- Feb 10, 2021
Paul, Weiss, in collaboration with the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), published a report on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the Asian-American community.
- Jan 15, 2021
As might be expected in a year marked by a pandemic and the uncertainties of a U.S. presidential election, U.S. and global M&A were both down compared to 2019. Total U.S. deal value for the year was $1.4 trillion, while global…
- Jan 14, 2021
M&A ended 2020 in the green, as activity increased by most measures in December. In the U.S., total deal value and deal count were up 59% and 22%, respectively, with both strategic and sponsor deals growing across both metrics for …
- Dec 15, 2020
After steady increases in U.S. M&A deal values since May, November saw a decline in aggregate U.S. deal value of 30%, led primarily by declines in strategic deal value, as well as in the number of transactions, which decreased by…
- Nov 17, 2020
Global M&A activity declined in October, while U.S. activity, despite a 6% decline in the number of announced transactions, saw a 22% increase in total deal value.
- Oct 15, 2020
Consistent with the trend observed in August, U.S. deal value again increased in September, by 3% to $171.5 billion, driven largely by a rise in the value of sponsor transactions. However, U.S. deal count decreased by 18% to 571…
- Sep 15, 2020
Following a mixed July, August saw deal activity for both strategic and sponsor transactions improve in the U.S., but decline globally.
- Aug 13, 2020
Following a resurgent June, July saw more mixed performance. While deal numbers generally decreased, there was a marked increase in deal size, both globally (increase of 80.2%) and in the U.S. (increase of 98.0%).
- Jul 16, 2020
We are pleased this month to present the 100th issue of M&A at a Glance. This edition highlights the increase in M&A activity in June, both globally and in the U.S. Although M&A activity overall is still down for the year, …
- Jun 15, 2020
We are pleased this month to present our M&A at a Glance in a brand new format. This edition highlights that, while May points to tentative recovery, M&A activity was still markedly lower than in May 2019. Further, activity…
- May 14, 2020
COVID-19 had a marked impact on M&A in April, extending the decline observed in March across all measures. Globally, the number of deals decreased by 24.2%, to 2,036, and total deal value decreased by 44.3%, to $118.34 billion.
- Apr 13, 2020
As would be expected given the current environment, M&A activity globally and in the U.S. declined across almost all measures in March. Globally, the number of deals decreased by 3.2%, to 2,527, and total deal value decreased by…
- Mar 16, 2020
M&A activity globally and in the U.S. was mixed in February. Overall, the number of deals continued to decline in both the U.S. and the rest of the world, while total deal value showed signs of recovery relative to the low levels…
- Jan 16, 2020
2019 was the strongest year for U.S. M&A activity since 2015, but global M&A activity slowed compared to 2018 levels.
- Jan 15, 2020
M&A activity declined across most measures in December 2019.
- Dec 16, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and worldwide was mixed in November. The number of deals continued to fall with a decline of 13.5% in the U.S., to 721, and of 7.7% globally, to 2,710. At the same time, total deal value rose by 48.3% in…
- Nov 15, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and worldwide was mixed in October. The number of deals continued to fall with a decline of 11.2% in the U.S., to 744, and of 8.1% globally, to 2,708. At the same time, total deal value rose by 37.5% in…
- Oct 15, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and worldwide declined against many indicators in September, confirming numerous recent reports that dealmaking has taken a downturn.
- Sep 16, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and worldwide weakened in August across almost all indicators.
- Aug 15, 2019
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.
- Jul 15, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and globally in June was mixed. While the number of deals decreased by 23.7% in the U.S., to 655 deals, and by 13.2% globally, to 2,487 deals, the total value of deals increased significantly, by 122.3% in …
- Jun 17, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and globally for the month of May was generally consistent with April levels. The most notable changes in May were an increase in the number of sponsor-related deals by almost 75% to 187 in the U.S. and by …
- May 15, 2019
M&A activity in the U.S. and globally generally fell in the month of April. The number of U.S. deals decreased by 15.6%, to 622, and the number of global deals decreased by 10.3%, to 2,530. However, the total value of U.S. deals…
- Apr 15, 2019
In March, M&A activity remained generally slow in the U.S. but showed strong signs of recovery globally. The total value of U.S. deals decreased by 14.3 percent to $116.21 billion, while the total value of global deals increased…
- Mar 14, 2019
M&A activity in February 2019 generally slowed in the U.S. and globally. Deal volume by dollar value decreased by 25.6 percent to $152.24 billion in the U.S., and by 30.3 percent to $248.57 billion globally. Further, the number of …
- Feb 14, 2019
M&A activity in January 2019 generally increased in the U.S. and globally. Deal volume by dollar value increased by 199.5 percent to $203.96 billion in the U.S., and by 57.5 percent to $354.57 billion globally.
- Jan 17, 2019
2018 was an up-year for M&A as compared to 2017, notwithstanding some weakness toward the year’s end.
- Jan 15, 2019
M&A activity in December 2018 declined across most measures. While M&A activity reached 12-month lows both globally and in the U.S., the declines in the U.S. were significantly more pronounced.
- Jan 03, 2019
After several years of consideration, the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules to require disclosure of hedging practices or policies in proxy and information statements relating to the election of directors.
- Dec 17, 2018
With the exception of sponsor-related transactions, M&A activity in November 2018 generally declined.
- Nov 15, 2018
M&A activity in October 2018 remained mixed, but included more positive indicators compared to September and the general declining trend line so far this year.
- Oct 15, 2018
M&A activity in September 2018 was mixed compared to August levels, but generally reflected an overall continuing downward trend starting in April of this year. Deal volume by dollar value decreased in the U.S. by 44.5% to $77.06 …