PitchBook October 01, 2015
Global M&A activity slowed for a second straight quarter in 3Q. Deal volume decreased by 9% from 2Q (26% from 1Q), and deal count dropped by 17% QoQ. In fact, there were fewer completed M&A deals in 3Q than any other quarter since 2Q 2013. The median deal size increased for a second straight quarter to $38.9 million, a jump of 8% QoQ and 16% YoY. For a complete breakdown of M&A activity in 3Q 2015, check out the datagraphic below.
Note: Our M&A data includes only completed transactions and does not contain minority stake deals, debt deals, share repurchases, self-tenders, open market transactions or 10 percent equity exchanges. Just mergers and acquisitions.