United States M&A activity totals $360.0 billion, down 22% compared to YTD 2015
Media & Entertainment M&A hits $34.9 billion this year, down 39% compared to 2015
Global ECM activity totals $154.0 billion, down 51% compared to a year ago
Consumer Staples ECM totals $9.6 billion for YTD 2016, up 10% from 2015
China Investment Grade Debt hits $218.1 billion, up 42% compared to last year
Retail DCM up 32% compared to 2015 with $24.9 billion raised this year
Worldwide Healthcare Deal Making Tops $100 billion
A flurry of deals in the healthcare sector on Thursday pushed deal making in the healthcare sector to $108.7 billion so far this year, a 12% decline compared to a year ago and third consecutive year-to-date period to surpass $100 billion in deals. Healthcare equipment & supplies account for 52% of overall M&A in the sector, with pharmaceuticals making up 25% of year-to-date activity. Healthcare deals in the United States, Sweden and China account for 86% of year-to-date mergers activity. Evercore Partners, which advised Abbott Laboratories on its $30.5 billion bid for St Jude Medical and Medivation on the $8.8 billion bid from Sanofi, leads the year-to-date financial advisory league tables for healthcare M&A.
As Deals Over $5 billion Fall 33%, Seven Industry Sectors Surpass 10% Share
As the value of worldwide deals over $5 billion totals $334.8 billion, a 33% decline compared to a year ago, no other year-to-date period has seen a more balanced mix of activity across sectors since records began in 1980. Seven sectors have surpassed 10% of the market during year-to-date 2016, led by Industrials with 14% and Technology and Healthcare with 12%. By year-over-year percentage change, Industrials also leads, up 39% compared to year-to-date 2015, followed by Materials (+37%) and Technology (+4%). Telecom and Consumer Staples deals lead the decliners, down 75% and 61%, respectively. Goldman Sachs leads advisory rankings in five sectors so far during 2016.