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Global M&A deals touch $1 trillion: Dealogic

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 28, 2011

The global mergers and acquisitions deal space is heating up as the total tally has reached $1 trillion so far this year driven by as many as $180-billion deals.

According to global deal tracking firm Dealogic, global M&A volume reached $1 trillion mark on April 23 this year, a month earlier compared to the similar amount reached on May 25 in 2010.

The $1-trillion landmark was reached on June 11 in 2009 and on April 23 in 2008, Dealogic added.

The reason behind this accelerated deal volume was the $180-billion deals so far this year against $124 billion achieved in the same period of 2010.

A sector-wise analysis shows that telecom was the top targeted industry so far this year with $112.7 billion, followed by finance with $108.5 billion.

Region-wise, US was the top targeted nation with $395.7 billion followed by China at $52.2 billion.

JPMorgan leads the global M&A advisors list during 2011 (January-April 23) with $245.7 billion, followed by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley with $220.2 billion and $205.3 billion, respectively.

Meanwhile, according to global consultancy firm Grant Thornton, there were 143 M&A deals in the first three months of this calendar year in India amounting to $17.88 billion, much better than during the same period last year.

In India too, M&A has seen some large transactions, with six deals valued over half-a-billion each during January-March this year. The transaction values for the first quarter of this year have been the highest in the last 16 quarters.

Published on April 28, 2011
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