LARGE MARKET DEALS CONTINUE TO RISE

Large Market Deals 2016 Q3

Although mega deals garner the most attention, the number announced over the last four years is relatively small compared to large and mid-market deals, according to Bloomberg Law data.

For example, in the most recent two quarters of 2016, 146 large market ($1 billion - $10 billion) deals were announced—more than in any two-quarter period since the beginning of 2012.

By contrast, of the 878 deals $100 million or greater announced this year that have not been terminated or withdrawn, 76.1 percent are valued at $1 billion or less while only 2.6 percent are valued at more than $10 billion.

For more on the latest trends in M&A, Bloomberg Law subscribers can access our Quarterly M&A Market Update.