Undoubtedly the four multi-billion dollar deals signed off in recent weeks have played a large part in pushing up the value of North American deal-making.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
The value of mergers and acquisitions(M&A) targeting North America-based companies soared to a new twelve month-high in February 2013, boosted by four mega deals each worth more than USD 10,000 million. Contrastingly, M&A deal volume fell to the lowest recorded in the past twelve months.
Value more than doubled over the last four weeks to USD 157,442 million (January 2013: USD 66,801 million). Conversely, volume fell back 45 percent month-on-month to just 752 deals (January 2013: 1,357) and was down 40 percent year-on-year (February 2012: 1,244).
Lisa Wright, Zephyr director, said: “Undoubtedly the four multi-billion dollar deals signed off in recent weeks have played a large part in pushing up the value of North American deal-making. Whilst a similar spike in activity was seen in October 2012, a sustained level of increased deal activity unfortunately didn’t follow. We have to hope that this time momentum can be sustained within North America and acts as a catalyst for deal activity in other regions.”
Private equity and venture capital deal-making in February followed in a similar vein to M&A activity as value was more than four times higher over the four weeks, driven by two deals worth a combined USD 52,400 million which represented 94 percent of the month’s total of USD 55,801 million (January 2013: USD 12,414 million).
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