The value values and volume of dealmaking globally continues to decline for the third half-yearly period in a row. But a Zephyr analyst says that the trend is not as dismal as it appears. Not every region is seeing shrinking M&A values. For example, Western Europe saw an increase in value of M&A totals by 37 per cent.
Another positive data point is that five deals globally in the past six month were valued in excess of USD 10 billion. As for PE, deal values in Western Europe were also up ( 8 per cent ) compared to the second half of 2011. Nevertheless, this is still quite a drop from the same period last year, said the analyst. One other region is on the upswing, the Middle East, while Asia Pacific and the US falter. Image source: Zephyr