Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$920.2 billion for the full year 2014, a 24.1% increase year-on-year.
Estimated global fees generated from completed Mid-Market M&A activity reached almost US$7.5 billion for the full year 2014, according to estimates by Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.
The Americas region (by target domicile) led the market, with over US$314 billion of announced deal activity, representing a 34.2% share of the market.
The European region (by target domicile) led the market in terms of deal count, with 13,563 deals for the full year 2014, representing 33.7% of the 40,193 deals announced worldwide.
The Real Estate sector comprised 18.2% of announced value, followed by Financials, and Energy and Power, which represented 12.1% and 11.8% of the total market, respectively.