Global M&A activity drops sharply
Concerns about the global economy helped lead to a sharp drop in global M&A activity in the third quarter, according to the latest M&A Trends & Insight for Lawyers report from Thomson Reuters Business Law Advisor–M&A.
Global deal volumes were down 8 percent, falling to their lowest levels since 2005. U.S. domestic deals actually rose in the third quarter. Meanwhile, private equity continues to grow its share of global M&A activity.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.