Worldwide announced Small-Cap M&A deals valued up to $50 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$70.8 billion in the first half of 2015 – a 10.8% increase year-on-year.
Estimated global fees generated from completed Small-Cap M&A activity equalled US$2.9 billion in the first half of 2015, 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$32.7 billion of announced deal activity.
Europe (by target domicile) led the market in the number of deals announced, with 6,323 transactions for the first half of 2015, representing 35.2% of the 17,946 deals announced worldwide.
The High Technology sector captured 15.4% of total announced Small-Cap value deals, followed by Real Estate and Financials, each respectively registering 13% and 11.8% of the overall market.