Private Equity Deal Volume Hits 2-Year High

Private equity deal volume his a two-year high last month, according to new numbers from Thomson Reuters. There was $27.4 billion of announced activity — including the $4.6 billion deal for Tomkins PLC — which was the largest level since $30.4 billion of announced activity in July 2008. Overall, PE-sponsored deals represented 15% of global M&A.

You can get both global M&A and PE-backed M&A data below:

MA Snapshot July 2010