Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$440.9 billion for the first half of 2015, a 6.3% increase year-on-year.
Estimated global fees generated from completed Mid-Market M&A activity reached almost US$6.2 billion for the first half of 2015, according to estimates by Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.
The Americas region (by target domicile) led the market, with over US$125.3 billion of announced deal activity, representing almost 28.4% share of the market.
The European region (by target domicile) led the market in deal count, with 6,796 deals for the first quarter of 2015, representing 33.6% of the 20,204 deals announced worldwide.
The Real Estate sector comprised 15% of announced value, followed by High Technology and Industrials, with 14.0% and 12.4% of the total market, respectively.