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M&A Report

2Q 2017

M&A Report

July 25, 2017

M&A Report
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Is the M&A cycle winding down definitively? In North America and Europe, activity slowed in the first half of 2017 to a significant degree, with the $910.6 billion in value across 8,982 completed transactions putting this year on pace to register more than 20% year-over-year decreases.

In the 2Q 2017 M&A Report, PitchBook analysts delve into trends across M&A volume and value, exploring how transaction metrics such as mean and median deal sizes across types of M&A lend insight into the overall cycle's status. On top of that, this report highlights activity within the consumer and IT sectors, plus cross-border activity between Europe and North America.

Report highlights:

  • PE's growing portion of the overall M&A scene
  • Analysis of continued high multiples in North America, which still stand at 10.0x, the second-highest tally in our dataset
  • M&A by sector and size