Are megadeals coming back?

The year of 2017 witnessed a worldwide slowdown in the number of megadeals[1]. According to a recent Mergermarket Report (the Report), the global total for the number of deals worth US$4 billion or more decreased from a peak of 158 in 2015 and 133 in 2016 to 129 in 2017.  In Canada, the number of deals valued CAD$500 million or more decreased from 74 in 2016 to 55 in 2017, as reported by Duff & Phelps. However, there have been recent hints suggesting that the spring for megadeals is just around the corner. After polling the leading experts in the M&A field, the Report characterized the survey results (the Survey) in one phrase: “megadeals are coming back”. In fact, 25 M&A deals valued at US$4 billion or more have already taken place in January and February of 2018 globally, sounding a strong start to the year for megadeals more generally. Aside from deal numbers, the Report also reveals other expectations for megadeals in 2018, which will be…

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