Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$166.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014 – a 2.6% increase year-on-year.
Estimated global fees generated from completed Mid-Market M&A activity reached US$2.7 billion for the first quarter of 2014, according to estimates by Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.
The Americas region (by target domicile) led the market, with US$62.8 billion of announced deal activity, representing a 37.8% share of the market.
The Americas region (by target domicile) also led the market in terms of deal count, with 2,774 deals for the first quarter of 2014, representing 33.6% of the 8,254 deals announced worldwide.
The Real Estate sector comprised 17.4% of announced value, followed by Financials and Energy and Power, each of which represented 12.4% of the total market.