In the first half of 2019 (H1 2019), global merger and acquisition (M&A) value reached $1.86 trillion, increasing 21 percent from H2 2018 ($1.5 trillion). Although this was 8 percent less than the H1 2018 ($2 trillion in announced deals), it was the second-highest half year on record.
Likewise, while M&A volumes have slowed – declining 12 percent from H1 and H2 2019 to some of the lowest levels since 2015 – viewed within the historical context, dealmaking remains robust and it could continue to be so into the year ahead.
To take the pulse of the current M&A market and get a sense of executive and investor intentions for 2019 and the year ahead, 天职国际 随着进行的研究 并购市场 来自世界各地的采访150个交易撮合者。一些重要的发现包括：
- 54％ predict an increase in M&A activity in 2020
- 71％ expect to increase their cross-border M&A spend in 2020 despite heightened geopolitical risks, rising protectionism and whispers of a recession
- 35％ 感觉跨境交易是值得冒险
- 中间市场预计占 67％ 在2020年处理量
- 美国哪里是市场顶部交易商将投资在未来1 - 2年
The full report explores current trends and challenges shaping the global market for M&A, while also exploring opportunity areas where dealmakers are likely to find value in the year ahead, including key growth markets and hot sectors. All of this is in an effort to provide a roadmap and practical insights for dealmakers to consider into 2020 and beyond.