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Indian M&A Hits Record High In 2018, Surpasses 2007 Record

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Dec 18, 2018, 04:35 PM IST

The value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals involving companies reached $125.2 billion so far this 2018, a 98.1 % increase in value, surpassing the annual record set in 2007 ($67.4 billion).

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9.3% growth in the number of announced deals from a year ago. Image Source: Pixabay

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$132.8 million increase in the average M&A deal size of transactions in 2018. Image Source: Pixabay

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$5 bn & above five mega deals compared to only one during the same period last year. Image Source: Pixabay

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$67.1 bn total cross-border inflows, up 96.6% over last year. Image Source: Pixabay

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70.6% increase in M&A activity from a year ago. Image Source: Pixabay

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22.1% of deals were accounted by the materials sector, at $27.7 bn. Image Source: Pixabay

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$18.3 billion worth of transaction recorded by the retail sector. Image Source: Pixabay

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5 times rise in outbound deal value from last year. Image Source: Pixabay