M&A activity has remained stable at elevated levels across North America and Europe in 2Q 2018. The quarter saw 4,407 deals completed totaling $763.3 billion across these regions. In the 2Q 2018 M&A Report, our analysts forecast that activity will sustain its steady pace with multiple mega-deals set to close in the back half of the year. The full report deliberates on 1H performance, touching on factors such as rising US interest rates, negative Brexit pressures and their effect on dealmaking in the UK, and how shifts in the lending and asset management sectors are driving dealmaking within financial services.
Note: This report was updated on September 21, 2018 to account for a previous error in underlying methodology.