A slew of M&A records were broken in 2015, including net M&A announcements (12,012), $100 million-plus deals (1,197), cash payments (78%), average P/E offered (29.6), and more. This is revealed in the newly released 2016 Mergerstat Review, which gives you quick access to selling price multiples and control premiums paid by industry.
BVWire offers a link to a free download of selected data from the guide, which includes more stats and a table of acquisitions of privately owned companies. It was a stellar year! The download also includes a complete Table of Contents and a full List of Tables.