Global M&A Increases 5 Percent from Prior Quarter

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According to the Mergermarket report Q2 2013 global mid-market M&A outpaced Q1 at US$ 127bn, a 5.1% increase over the prior quarter which saw US$ 120.8bn in deals. This puts the H1 2013 total at US$ 247.8bn, a 14% decrease from the comparable period in 2012 and resulted in the lowest H1 since H1 2009 (US$ 133.6bn). Mid-Market M&A in the U.S. Mergermarket report stated that Mid-market M&A in the U.S. concluded H1 with 82 deals worth US$ 80.1bn, a 20.4% drop in volume and a 22.7% drop in value from H1 2012 (103 deals, US$ 103.6bn).  The U.S. saw a…

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