Global Deal-Making Totals $3.3 Trillion in Q1-Q3 2018

Overview

Global M&A activity totaled $3.3 trillion during Q1-Q3 2018, an increase of 37% compared to Q1-Q3 2017 and the strongest first nine months for global M&A since records began in 1980. The value of worldwide M&A greater than $5 billion totaled $1.4 trillion during Q1-Q3 2018, more than double the levels seen a year ago. Cross-border M&A activity totaled $1.3 trillion, a 56% increase compared to Q1-Q3 2017 and the strongest first nine months for cross-border M&A since 2007.

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