Mid-market & small-cap M&A reviews: Thomson Reuters

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Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$736 billion for the full year 2013 – a 1% decrease year-on-year.

Estimated global fees generated from completed Mid-Market M&A activity reached US $12.1 billion for the full year 2013, according to estimates by Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.

The Americas region (by target domicile) led the market, with US$267.3 billion of announced deal activity, representing a 36.3% share of the market. The European region (by target domicile) led the market in terms of deal count, with 12,582 deals for the full year 2013, representing 34.3% of the 36,682 deals announced worldwide.

The Real Estate sector comprised 20.6% of announced value, followed by Industrials and Energy and Power, representing 12% and 11.6% of the total market, respectively.

PricewaterhouseCoopers topped the worldwide Mid-Market rankings with 400 deals.

Worldwide announced Small-Cap M&A deals valued up to $50 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$119.1 billion in the full year 2013 – an 8.9% decrease year-on-year.

Estimated global fees generated from completed Small-Cap M&A activity equalled US$5.4 billion in the full year 2013, according to estimates by Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.

The Asia-Pacific (ex Central Asia) region (by target domicile) led the Small-Cap market, with US$51.1 billion of announced deal activity. The European region (by target domicile) led the market in terms of number of deals, with 11,669 deals for the full year 2013, representing 35.3% of the 32,992 deals announced worldwide.

The Real Estate sector captured 13% of total announced Small-Cap value deals, followed by Industrials and High Technology, which registered a 12.8% and a 12.4% share of the market respectively

PricewaterhouseCoopers topped the worldwide Small-Cap rankings with 341 deals.

Source - Thomson Reuters

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