M&A Reaches Record High

Overview

Global dealmaking has reached a record high of $3.24 trillion to date, 40% higher than the same time last year and on track to exceed the record set in 2007. Recent North American deal activity, including $50 billion in transaction value announced this Monday alone, has helped to boost deal totals worldwide. Megadeals, or transactions of over $5 billion in value, have accounted for nearly half of the transactions in 2018.