Mid-Market & Small-Cap M&A Financial Reviews Q1 2013

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Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$152.5 billion in the first quarter of 2013 – a 4.6% decrease from the first quarter of 2013.

Estimated global fees generated from completed Mid-Market M&A activity reached US$2.5 billion for the first quarter of 2013, according to Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.

The Americas region (by target domicile) led the market, with US$56.5 billion of announced deal activity, a 37% market share.

The European region (by target domicile) led the market in number of deals announced, with 2,768 deals for the first quarter, or 34% of the 8244 deals announced worldwide.

The Real Estate sector comprised 21.2% of announced value, followed by Financials and Energy and Power, representing 12.2% and 11% of the total market, respectively.

PricewaterhouseCoopers topped the worldwide Mid-Market rankings with 60 deals.

Worldwide announced Small-Cap M&A deals valued up to $50 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$25.4 billion in first quarter 2013 – a 13.9% decrease from first quarter 2012.

Estimated global fees generated from completed Small-Cap M&A activity equaled US$1.1 billion for first quarter 2013, according to Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.

The Asia-Pacific region (by target domicile) led the Small-Cap market, with US$10.9 billion of announced deal activity, a 42.8% market share.

The EMEA region (by target domicile) led the market in number of deals announced, with 2,589 deals for the first quarter, 34.6% of the 7,481 deals announced worldwide.

The Real Estate sector captured 15.7% of total announced Small-Cap value, followed by Financials and Industrials, which both had a 12.5% share, and High technology at 12.4%.

PricewaterhouseCoopers topped the worldwide Small-Cap rankings with 48 deals.

Source - Thomson Reuters

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