Paul Weiss Offers M&A at a Glance for April 2020

COVID-19 had a marked impact on M&A in April, extending the decline observed in March across all measures. Globally, the number of deals decreased by 24.2%, to 2,036, and total deal value[1] decreased by 44.3%, to $118.34 billion. U.S. M&A activity also declined, with the number of deals decreasing by 32.2%, to 473, and total deal value significantly decreasing by 69.6%, to $16.60 billion. Significantly, average deal value declined to $58.1 million globally and to $35.1 million in the U.S. (reductions of 26.5% and 55.1%, respectively). Figure 1.

In a marked departure from the norm, no U.S. public … Read more

Paul Weiss Offers M&A at a Glance for November 2019

M&A activity in the U.S. and worldwide continued to be mixed in November. The number of deals fell by 13.5% in the U.S., to 721, and by 7.7% globally, to 2,710. However, total deal value[1] rose by 48.3% in the U.S., to $150.98 billion, and by 8.7% globally, to $326.37 billion. Average deal value also increased by 71.6% in the U.S., to $209.4 million, and by 17.7% globally, to $120.43 million. Figure 1.

Strategic vs. Sponsor Activity

Strategic deals outperformed sponsor deals last month, with the former showing more mixed results while the latter declined across all metrics. … Read more

Paul Weiss Offers M&A at a Glance for June 2019

M&A activity in the U.S. and globally in June was mixed. While the number of deals decreased by 23.7% in the U.S., to 655 deals, and by 13.2% globally, to 2,487 deals, the total value of deals[1] increased significantly, by 122.3% in the U.S., to $313.89 billion, and by 63.2% globally, to $478.29 billion. The average value of deals increased in the U.S. by 191.2%, to $479.22 million, and globally by 10.2%, to $192.32 million. Figure 1.

Strategic vs. Sponsor Activity

The levels of strategic versus financial buyer activity were also mixed. The number of strategic deals decreased … Read more