July 6, 2020

Global M&A Had a Grim First Half of 2020

Pretty ugly numbers on global M&A for the 1st half of 2020 from this Axios Pro Rata newsletter:

– Global M&A value for the first half of the year is down 41% from 2019, while the number of deals is down 16%. In the U.S., value is down 68.8% but deal volume is up 10.6%.

– Global deal value fell 25% between Q1 2020 and Q2 2020, while U.S. deal value fell 57%.

– There were over 3,100 global private equity deals valued at around $200 billion in the first half of 2020, representing a deal number decline of 7.9% and a deal value drop of 23.6% over the same period in 2019.

Sigh.  At least baseball’s coming back. Maybe.

John Jenkins