As noted in this press release, PwC found that the first half of 2014 saw deal value surge to $982 billion, its highest level since the first six months of 2007, pre-recession. Almost half of the total value was driven by large transformational deals – each one was valued at $10 billion or more.
PwC provides comprehensive data on the full first half of 2014 with key insights including:
– Transformational deals (valued at $10 billion or more) accounted for 49% of overall deal value for the first 6 months of the year
– Deal value increased to $982 billion in the first half of 2014, up from $570 billion for the same period in 2013
– Private equity transactions represented 11% of deal value and 17% of volume
– Cross border deal value increased significantly to $308 billion in the first half of 2014 from $98 billion in the same period of 2013