Worldwide announced Mid-Market M&A deals valued up to $500 million (including undisclosed value deals) totaled US$729.2 billion in the full year 2012 – a 3% decrease from the full year 2011.
Estimated global fees generated from completed Mid-Market M&A activity reached US$13.3 billion for the full year 2012, according to Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.
The Americas region (by target domicile) led the market, with US$289.1 billion of announced deal activity, a 39.2% market share, marginally bigger than the 39.7% market share produced for the full year 2012.
The European region (by target domicile) led the market in number of deals announced, with 13,224 deals for the full year, or 35.3% of the 37,406 deals announced worldwide.
The Real Estate sector comprised 15.7% of announced value, followed by Energy & Power and Financials, representing 13.9% and 11.6% of the total market, respectively.
MM1 - Undisclosed Values & Values up to US$500m, Jan 1 - Dec 31