Global M&A deal activity reduced by 6.9% to USD 3.33tn (across 19,322 deals) compared to the record M&A activity in 2018. Deal-making slowed down in 2H 2019 compared to a strong 1H 2019, as macro-economic,
geopolitical, and regulatory uncertainties weighed down potential acquirers. Despite reduced deal activity in 2H 2019, the US was home to 47.2% (in terms of deal volume) and 50.8% (in terms of Deal Value) of Global M&A deal activity in 2019.
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Dr. Siddhartha Dutta