Fewer deals, more dollars. That’s the gist of November data provided by Thomson Reuters, which shows that a decrease in global deal volume was counteracted by an increase in aggregate disclosed values.
Global M&A hit $244 billion in disclosed value for 2,809 transactions, compared to $154 billion for 3,295 deals in October. November 2008 volume was $112 billion for 3,074 deals.
Private equity firms announced 164 deals last month, compared to 217 in October and 221 in November 2008. Disclosed deal values, however, rose from $17.6 billion in October to $18.08 billion in November. Download the spreadsheet by clicking here.