Chart of the Week: Global PE-backed M&A Activity Valuation At $321.4B For 2012

Worldwide private equity-backed M&A activity in 2012 was flat, based on disclosed deal volume. It totaled $321.4 billion compared with $322.5 billion a year earlier.

There was some underlying changes behind the top numbers. The energy & power sector’s deal volume for the latest year fell from the comparable period. However, higher disclosed deal volume was generated in both the industrial and financial sectors, according ...

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