Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are nearly tied for top spot for WW M&A advisors
Consumer Staples M&A falls 8% compared to YTD 2013
Credit Suisse moves up one spot in Global DCM with 3.7% share, an increase of 0.3 points
Energy & Power ECM activity down 11% compared YTD 2013
Bank of America Merrill Lynch picks up 1.3 market share points in Global ECM
Technology DCM increases 61% compared to YTD 2013
Cross-border deals, which account for 43% of announced worldwide M&A, total $571.6 billion so far this year, nearly triple the level of activity seen during year-to-date 2013 and the strongest year-to-date total for cross-border deal making since 2007. Healthcare, industrials and materials account for 57% of cross-border deal making this year, up from 25% a year ago. The United Kingdom and United States are the top cross-border targets so far in 2014, while the United States and Switzerland are the most active cross-border acquirors.
The $5.0 billion combination of the coffee businesses of Mondelez and DE Master Blenders ranks as the largest European M&A deal in the consumer staples sector since the investment arm of Joh. A. Benckiser purchased DE Master Blenders for $8.6 billion in March 2013
Led by a $1.9 billion follow-on offering from UK's Babcock International Group and a $1.4 billion offering from France's Cie de Saint-Gobain follow-on common stock activity in Europe has increased 36% compared to a year ago, marking the strongest year-to-date period for European follow-ons since records began in 1980
This week's $2.5 billion corporate debt offering from Celgene Corp brings investment grade corporate debt activity in the healthcare sector to $19.7 billion, up 8% from year-to-date 2013
The pace of European M&A activity has more than doubled compared to year-to-date 2013, leading all global regions. Asia Pacific M&A has increased 99%, while Americas M&A is up 62% and Japan has increased 11%. Only deal making in Africa/Middle East has seen a year-over-year decline compared to a year ago.