Worldwide announced Small-Cap M&A deals valued up to $50 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$163.1 billion in 2016 – a 4.1% increase year-on-year.
The Asia-Pacific (ex Central Asia) region (by target domicile) led the Small-Cap market, with US$83.9 billion of announced deal activity.
Europe (by target domicile) led the market in the number of deals announced, with 14,308 transactions for 2016, representing 35.1% of the 40,743 deals announced worldwide.
The High Technology sector captured 15.5% of total announced Small-Cap value deals, followed by Industrials and Financials, each respectively registering 12.3% and 11.3% of the overall market.
KPMG tops the worldwide Mid-Market rankings for deals valued up to $50 million for 2016, working on 357 deals with a combined value of $1.4 billion.