In the first half of 2017, nearly 9,000 M&A transactions in North America and Europe closed for an aggregate of $911 billion, putting this year on pace to see 20% declines for both value and volume.
Even if those figures are still historically strong, is the M&A cycle definitively slowing? In the 2Q 2017 M&A Report, PitchBook analysts delve into transaction metrics, deals by sector and size, breakouts by deal type and more to answer that question.
Featured in the report:
Analysis of cross-Atlantic M&A between North America and Europe, which has recorded an increased rate
A look at multiple datasets of transaction metrics, as the median platform buyout size notably surged by 52% in 1H 2017
Spotlights on M&A within the consumer and IT sectors