Q1 M&A, DCM & ECM Review: Thomson Reuters

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Mergers & Acquisitions Review

• Worldwide Deal Making Up 36% Net of Competing Bids; Number of Deals at Decade Low

• Best Start for Telecom, Media Since 2000

• Cross Border up 86%; Emerging Markets Account for 17% of M&A

Debt Capital Markets

• Best Start for US Investment Grade Debt on Record

• Global Debt Capital Markets Activity falls 4%

• High Yield Corporate Debt down 15%; Seventh Consecutive US$100 Billion+ Quarter

Equity Capital Markets

• Global ECM Activity Falls 2%; Fees up 27%

• Follow-ons down 14%; IPOs up 98%

• US Issuers Account for 30%; China for 11%; UK for 10%

Source - Thomson Reuters

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