Deal volume slowed down last month, but big transactions continue

BVWire–UKIssue #37-2
April 19, 2022

The April issue of the FactSet Mergerstat Monthly Review is now available. Highlights of the report include:

  • Global M&A activity declined 5.6%; 
  • Nineteen of the 21 tracked sectors saw declines in M&A activity over the past three months compared to the same three months one year prior;
  • The two sectors that saw increases were industrial services and transportation;
  • Topping the list of the largest deals announced in March were: 
    • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreeing to acquire Alleghany Corp. for $11.5 billion; and 
    • Thoma Bravo LP's deal to acquire Anaplan Inc. for $9.9 billion.

The FactSet Mergerstat Monthly Review is included with the purchase of the annual FactSet Mergerstat Review publication.

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