Q2 2015 M&A Snapshot
Posted On: July 6th, 2015
The uptrend continues in Q2 2015 and China gets even hotter.
Core M&A activity was up by 36% year over year with non-U.S.-based activity leading the growth. As we observed last quarter, China M&A has taken off in the past 18 months in terms of both number of transactions and size. Almost entirely comprised of Chinese acquirers acquiring Chinese-based targets, 22% of the core M&A transactions this quarter are Chinese deals. While U.S. activity is strong, activity levels are essentially flat over the past four quarters.