Though M&A activity slowed in 2Q, the boom we are seeing from the industry remains in full swing. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, our 3Q 2015 M&A Report offers data-driven analysis on quarterly and yearly deal flow, investment trends for strategic and private equity buyers, and sector breakdowns of M&A activity. The video above explores a few key findings from the report, including:
4,250 deals totaling $416 billion in value closed in 2Q, down slightly from last quarter’s totals.
The average M&A deal topped $1 billion in 2Q, continuing its record-setting pace for the fifth consecutive quarter.
$1B+ deals accounted for 77% of total 2Q value.
1H 2015 saw PE-backed acquisitions account for almost 24% of all M&A.
Strategic-led take-private transactions dropped slightly in the first half of 2015, accounting for 54% of all take-private deals, compared to 62% in 2014.
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