Back to School: M&A down in 2017 but still strong on historical basis: PitchBook

private equity, Indiana University. Niklas Huther
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  • 4th consecutive year of M&A value over $2.9 trn
  • Median deal size in N. America, Europe up to $40 mln
  • Tech accounts for 17.8 pct of deals, a record high
Sponsor-backed M&A accounted for 29.8 percent of the 10,465 deals in 2017, the highest proportion since 2007 (30.3 percent), PitchBook reports. In terms of deal value (31.3 percent), private equity M&A was significantly short of the pre-crisis mark (41.8 percent), but higher than it ...

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