Emerging Markets M&A 2015 review - Rothschild on the move

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Announced Emerging Markets M&A Up 42% Over 2014 | High Technology Most Active Industry | Average EBITDA Multiples at 15.6x

The total value of announced M&A activity in the Emerging Markets reached nearly US$1.2 trillion during full year 2015, a 41.6% increase from totals reached during 2014. The number of M&A transactions in the Emerging Markets totaled 14,966, a 2.4% increase from the total number of deals last year.

Chinese involvement deals once again drove M&A activity in Emerging Markets, with 5,751 transactions worth US$806 billion, far outpacing South African involvement deals, which generated the next highest volume with 438 deals worth US$51.5 billion. Brazil followed, accumulating US$45.4 billion over 623 transactions.

High Technology led Emerging Market activity during full year 2015, accounting for 13.4% of all M&A volumes. Financials placed second, capturing a 12.8% share of the market, followed by Industrials, which accounted for 12.4% of the market.

According to Thomson Reuters/Freeman Consulting, total estimated fees earned from completed Emerging Market M&A transactions during full year 2015 were US$4.3 billion, representing a 4.6% increase from those earned during full year 2014.

Morgan Stanley took the top spot in the Emerging Markets for 2015, with US$144.7 billion in announced deals. JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs took the second and third spots, respectively.

Emerging M&A Announced 2015: Thomson Reuters

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