MAY M&A 2019

In May 2019, 1,499 transactions were announced in the U.S., representing an increase in volume of 2.5% compared to April. These 1,499 transactions accounted for over USD$148.8 billion in total reported deal value for the period. Year-to-date (“YTD”), the volume and value of announced transactions accumulated to 7,567 and USD$753.8 billion, respectively, representing an increase in volume of 6.3% and a decrease in reported value of 14.3% year-over-year.

In May 2019, international M&A by U.S.-based companies numbered 144 transactions, representing a total reported deal value of USD$9.4 billion. Year-to-date (“YTD”), the volume and value of announced transactions accumulated to 831 and USD$103.1 million, respectively, representing a decrease in volume of 2.9% and a decrease in reported value of 57.5% year-over-year.